diving: Listed as one of the top diving spots in the world, diving
in The Galapagos is a dream come true.
Scuba diving is one of the most
popular past-times whilst on a Galapagos Island tour. Manta
rays, sea turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, dolphins, whales and of
course lots of hammerhead sharks will accompany you on your trip. In
order to dive in Galapagos, the passengers need to bring along a
health certificate that specifically allows the practice of this
activity, also a diving license is required, along with a regulator,
mask, flippers, wet suit and floating control vest (BCD).
Snorkeling: Famous for close contact with diverse marine life.
Schooling fish, sea turtles, sea lions, and much more. A visit to
Galapagos and not experience snorkeling is to lose half of Galapagos
enchantment and excitement. Most tours and cruise ships carry
snorkeling equipment that will make your underwater discovery easier
Surfing: Surfing the Galapagos Islands is something you will
remember for the rest of your life. You regularly surf with dolphins,
sea lions, turtles and iguanas. Galapagos is only recommended for
experienced surfers. The best season for surfing the Galapagos Islands
is from December through May, since this is the time period that the
Galapagos Islands receives both north and south swells. However, there
is good surf all year and the winds are also usually offshore.
Hiking: Few to no places are open to free hiking in the
Galapagos, though you can find a few adventure trails on San Cristobal
and Santa Cruz. In these hikes you will have one-of-a-lifetime
opportunities to photograph the wildlife. The encounters with animals
are from very short distances, which will produce all kinds of
emotions inside of you, all this, inside the spectacular landscape of
the Galapagos Islands.
Kayaking: With a sea kayak you can have much more fun on the areas
that have been permitted its use.
Only this way you'll be able to
travel through the bends and inland waterways that usually hide
surprises that otherwise will go unnoticed. Here you can get an up
close look at sharks, sea turtles, rays, fish and a variety of marine
Bird watching: A total of 140 species of birds have been
registered in Galapagos. About half of the resident birds cannot be
seen anywhere else in the world.
The Galapagos islands are
a bird watcher's dream. The main attraction on most of the islands
are: boobies (mask, blue foot, red foot), frigates, pelicans,
flamingos, albatrosses, penguins and the Darwin's finches. continues...