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Explore 6 Planet Earth II locations on your superyacht

Explore 6 Planet Earth II locations on your superyacht


The Galapagos Islands


Visit-the Galapagos Islands on your superyacht

Millions of viewers tuned in each week to watch as Sir David Attenborough guided us through some of the most incredible natural habitats on Earth in BBC series Planet Earth II. If you didn't miss an episode, perhaps consider including some of the programme's filming locations on your next superyacht itinerary.

1. The Galapagos Islands

In the program:

Perhaps one of the most talked about events from the show was the Galapagos racer snakes hunting down hatchling marine iguanas — the crew managed to capture scenes of the baby iguanas emerging from under the sand and scurrying to meet their parents at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

How to visit: Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site by superyacht is difficult, but not impossible, especially as there are now luxury charter yachts available in the Galapagos Islands, complete with professional guides. The national park service regulates visitors on the islands, therefore tours and dives must be organised through local companies.

What to see: The Galapagos is famous for its mixing pot of wildlife — look out for the extraordinary numbers of hammerhead sharks and eagle rays, as well as the marine iguana, the Galapagos tortoise, the endemic flightless cormorants, the Galapagos land iguanas and the green sea turtles.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Kimberly Shavender

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In the program: Who could forget the bizarre activities of the James’ flamingo? Also known as the puna flamingo, these birds populate the high altitudes Andean plateaus of Chile, Pero, Bolivia and Argentina. In this episode, we saw them break free from the ice, which encased their legs while they slept before they clustered together to parade around the lake.

How to visit: Superyachts measuring up to 230 metres LOA can moor at Puerto Montt and there are a number of good anchorages up the coast.

What to see: If you have the time, a visit to Easter Island is a must and if you travel up the coast, there are a number of luxury excursions to the Atacama desert from Santiago so you can see flamingos, salt lakes and salt flats. There are many ways to explore the mountains, either by bike, on foot, or by a private helicopter tour.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Nicholas Tinelli

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Costa Rica



In the program: Among the many creatures we were introduced to in episode three was the seemingly fearless glass frog, which is no bigger than a human thumbnail. We watched as he beat the predatory wasps away from his eggs with his feet.

How to visit: The Costa Rican coastlines are well worth the trip and there are a number of charter yachts available — fly to Liberia International Airport and have your chauffer drive you to Marina Papagayo to meet your yacht. From there explore the beautiful coastlines and visit the tiny islands of Islas Murcielago and San Jose.

What to see: Make sure to request trips to the Santa Rosa National Park to witness a vibrant Costa Rican jungle environment and don’t miss the waterfalls at the Volcan Rincon de la Vieja — a must for anyone exploring Costa Rica by charter yacht.

Picture courtesy of Shutterstock.com / Juhku

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