Charity Auction - GALAPAGOS EXPEDITION October 9-23, 2005

Reef & Rainforest alongwith Wetpixel has decided to auction one available space on this trip of a lifetime.  The trip departs in just over 4 weeks so we have decided to auction the trip with all the proceeds going to the Red Cross for Katrina relief.  This is an epic dive adventure to the remote Northern Islands of Darwin & Wolf aboard Sky Dancer.

Minimum bid is 1,000.00.  The cost of this trip retail is 5,390.00 Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your bid - and remember, your email bid is binding.

Airfare to Ecuador, the island, park & chamber fees extra.

Contact Jana at jana at reefrainforest.com Bidding will close at 5:30PM Friday September 9th Pacific Standard time.  The winning bid will be contacted Friday evening.  Payment by cheque only.

The M/V Sky Dancer cruises the Galapagos Islands in search of sea lions, penguins, schooling hammerhead sharks, turtles, stingrays, whale sharks and the magnificent mantas. Included in planned itineraries are visits to the very remote islands of Wolf and Darwin. The newly constructed Sky Dancer features all the Dancer Fleet amenities you have come to expect including Nitrox fills, private en-suite facilities, spacious lounge areas, fine dining and more.

The Ecuadorian corporation that owns Sky Dancer, Ecoventura, is proud to announce their official recognition as one of the first recipients of the SmartVoyager seal of approval for their entire operation in Galapagos. “We have always tried to be responsible” says Ecoventura President, Santiago Dunn, “but this process brings in the best science and the best ideas from many different groups, showing us ways to improve our operation.”

Remember to send your bids to Jana by email and check back here to see the high bid.  Special thanks to Reef & Rainforest for donating this spot to help with disaster relief!

Update: Auction Closed.  Here’s a message from Reef & Rainforest:  Hi Eric & James.  The high bid was 3,101.00 and will be given to Red Cross in the name of Wetpixel & Reef & Rainforest. Thanks for making this happen!