ExpiredGalapagos Islands Small Yacht Cruise trip 2

Galapagos Islands

  |   October 15th - 25th, 2021

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IVS has teamed up with Bio Bio Expeditions to offer you a trip of a lifetime. Since 1993, Bio Bio has been a leader in delivering top quality travel experiences to guests from age 8 to 80 who share their love of the outdoors. Because of their extensive experience Bio Bio is responsible for the planning and implementation of the complete trip. To register for the seminar and for all questions relating to the trip, please call Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238 or visit www.bbxrafting.com.


The first trip for 2021 filled quickly so we decided to add a second trip in October 2021.

“The Enchanted Islands”

This is a paradise where animals have no fear of man; it is a magical realm where creatures seem to be enchanted. They have fantastic, unique and fascinating forms with behaviors impossible to find anywhere else in the world. , this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands a World Natural Heritage this archipelago is unique and one of the wonders of world.

Biodiversity thrived in a territory of volcanic material that emerged from the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean millions of years ago. Cormorants forgot to fly, iguanas learned to swim, turtles became gigantic, and sharks, mild. This is a place where sea lions show off their swimming skills and blue-footed boobies perform their elegant two-step mating dance right under your nose. The archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean 600 miles, or 965 km, off the Ecuadorian mainland. Its wonders include impressive geological formations, old and new outcrops, various types of cones and tunnels formed by underground streams and currents.

Join us as we travel to the Galapagos Islands in 2020.  This will be our 10th visit to the Islands .  We have selected the “Coral I” motor yacht for our travels as it is a spectacular small yacht- with only a maximum of 36 people, this is the ideal way to explore these enchanting islands.  

Along the way, Dr. Howard Seim from Colorado State University will present 18 CE hours on “surgery in practice today”.  Dr Seim is known for his practical and informative presentations. 

Seminar registration is $795.00 for the 18 CE hrs.

Here are a few details about the Coral I:

  • Fully air conditioned room
  • All rooms have private bathroom with hot water
  • Handsome decorations in teak wood
  • Ample sundecks and Jacuzzi on-board
  • Knowledgeable naturalist guide
  • Optional opportunities to SCUBA



The Coral I is the perfect combination of classic beauty and exquisite style. Built in Holland, the ship surpasses all the standards you would expect from a high-class yacht in order to make your cruise among the enchanted islands extraordinary.

Every cabin features handsome wood decoration, along with air-conditioning, a private bathroom, safe deposit box, telephone, and your choice of background music. Additionally, the Coral I have plenty of room to relax with three sundecks (some shaded), a Jacuzzi, comfortable dining room and lounge.

 Our adventure partners at Bio Bio are again running the program- please visit their web site at BBXrafting.com  for all details and for any questions and to reserve your cabin.

Seminar Topics:

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Howie’s tips for dealing with linear foreign bodies in dogs

  • Intestinal resection and anastomosis; are you by yourself in the OR…….then you need a couple of my tips to make it easier!

  • Are you still placing multiple ligatures to remove a bleeding splenic hemangiosarcoma? Well, how about we take the spleen out with 4-5 ligatures.

  • How do you like operating GDV cases at night……..alone! Let Howie put a plan together that will reduce your anxiety in the OR by showing you a tried and true way of gastric derotation and a technique for rapid gastropexy (10-15 minutes!).

  • Have you ever had a male dog with a stone lodged in his urethra that you were UNABLE to retropulse! Never again……..Howie has the ‘secret weapon’ for getting the tough one’s back in the bladder!

  • Ever leave a calculus in the urinary bladder of a dog after performing a cystotomy for cystic calculi? Never again……..I have an easy to incorporate set of criteria that will guarantee ‘no stones left behind’!

  • Do you hate doing anal sacculectomies? Not after this lecture. I have a technique that will protect anal sphincter damage and guarantee removal of the entire sac! It will change your life!

Clinical cases will be presented for small group discussion.


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Seminar Speakers

  • Howard Seim III D.V.M. Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Professor of Surgery Colorado State University

CE Hours

Seminar registration fee is $795.00 for 18 AAVSB RACE approved hours.


Accommodation Registration

Reserving Rooms

We reserve rooms starting the day prior to the seminar and ending on the last seminar day.  However, if you need additional days, we will work with the hotel to accommodate your request based on availability.

Getting Confirmation

After you submit this hotel request form, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your request for the hotel accommodations.  Please note that this does not confirm your hotel accommodations.

After processing the request, our office will e-mail you an actual hotel confirmation letter which will confirm your stay with the hotel.   You are not confirmed until you receive this hotel confirmation. Please check the details when you receive this confirmation.

Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm (pacific) to provide the card number.  Your Hotel Confirmation will be emailed to you after your room is guaranteed.


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Please note: At this time, we are not able to accept credit card details online. As all hotels require a valid credit card to guarantee your room, after submitting the hotel request form, please call our office at 1 (800) 487-5650 to provide the card number.


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Passport Information

For International Travel

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