Monday, January 25, 2016

Experience the Exciting Snorkeling Experience at the Galapagos Coast

One of the most popular activities at the Galapagos Islands is the sport of Snorkeling. This fun activity consists of a Mask, fins and a snorkel.  It is perfect for observing underwater life from the surface of shallow waters.

Snorkeling in Galapagos



Snorkeling at the Galapagos Islands is an amazing is an amazing adventure that everyone can join in. All you need are basic swimming or floating skills, and the right gear available with all our related tours. You can also bring your own.

The snorkeling possibilities in the Galapagos waters are endless. It is not wonder it has become one of the most popular and favorite activities of every visit to the Islands. The archipelago is considered one of the most emblematic diving destinations in the world, and many suggest it is simply the best. The rich and varied life in the Galapagos waters make of this underwater kingdom an amazing addition to the already magnificent life on land.

The many species of fish of all colors, shapes and sizes that inhabit these waters is really vast. They share their habitat with lobsters, corals, anemones, seaweed, sea stars and thousands of other marine life species spread out throughout the various diving sites throughout the archipelago, allowing you to experience something new and exciting almost every day.

One of the most popular snorkeling sites is Leon Dormido (Kicker Rock) in San Cristobal Island, giving you the best experience of the air, land and marine life in one place. You can snorel along the extinct volcano ash rocks, and through its passage where you can find numerous sea turtles, a few hammerhead sharks, as well as a large group of spotted eagle rays, porcupine fish and numerous reef sharks circling a large, loose bait ball of smaller fish.

Our next favorite snorkeling site is at the Floreana Island, which is special because of its rich and interesting history. It encompasses whalers, convicts, pirates and a group of colonists who chose a quiet lifestyle. What makes this site special, is the chance to snorkel on top of a submerged volcano crown. Best known as Devil’s crown, this site is great for snorkeling thanks to a prevailing current that takes you inside and around the volcano’s crown. No water themed park compares to this wonder of nature! The Devil’s Crown, thanks to its protected waters, is home to numerous marine species that turn this magnificent dive site into something amazing. Some of the species include moray eels, yellow-tailed grunts and a wide variety of corals, tropical fishes and many other interesting creatures that you have to come see to believe.

We continue our diving bonanza at the James Bay on Santiago Island. This snorkeling site can be accessed from shore instead of a dinghy. This alone makes it very different from other sites in Galapagos. While ashore you can see a fair number of both California and Fur Sea Lions. Many lucky visitors can spot both species while snorkeling at James Bay. Sloping down from the black sandy beach into a rocky bottom, we are greeted with a crowd of green sea turtles that enjoy hiding and grazing, not to mention the always playful Galapagos penguins that are always fun to see.
We’ve only touched on three of the many snorkel and diving sites you can find and enjoy while visiting the enchanted islands. If you love snorkeling or diving, visiting the Galapagos Islands is a must!


Hop on a Last Minute Deal or any of our Galapagos Land Based Trips for an unforgettable adventure under the sea!

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