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Galapagos snorkelling

Galapagos is one of the most important national parks on earth. It includes 13 major islands and dozens of islets and minor islands. Located about one thousand kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, it is famous for its white sandy shores, cactus forests, giant turtles reserves and colorful birds that can be found only on the Galapagos Islands. In addition, bullfinches, frigates, albatross and pelicans can be seen fluttering around. The scientist Charles Darwin said it best: they are unique.

The Archipelago is a living laboratory for animal species that can’t be found elsewhere on the planet. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, located on the island of San Cristobal, is the capital of the Galapagos Islands.

The Island’s attraction include Lake El Junco, the Sleeping Lion rock formation, Lobos Island and the Tijeretas Hill. The Charles Darwin Scientific Station, located on the Isle of Santa Cruz, has been working on various environment protection projects for many decades.

The Galapagos giant turtles, whose average lifespan is approximately 150 years, also live on Santa Cruz Island. Floreana, Genovesa, Santiago, Española, Seymor Norte, Plazas, Santa Fe or Isabela serve as shelter for many endemic species, living on this paradise.

Galapagos activities

The Galapagos Islands and its marine reserve were declared a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. They’re also recognized as one of the top seven places in the world for snorkeling and scuba diving. Here visitors share the ocean with whales, giant rays, swordfish, hammerhead sharks, sea lions and more.

The Galapagos islands are ideal for adventure activities, whether your favourite adventure activities be scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, hiking, or other adventures, the Galapagos has activities for everyone.

With a stunning array of marine life, these islands offer some world class scuba diving and snorkeling for novices as well as experts. Swim underwater with Hammerhead sharks, Garden eels, penguins, sea lions, manta rays, whales and a host of brightly colored fish among some of the most pristine coral reefs in the world. Some of the best dive spots of the Galapagos are around Isla Darwin and Isla Wolf.

The Galapagos are a bird watcher's dream, especially if you're set on seeing and identifying all 13 Darwin Finches, the waved Albatross, the flightless Cormorant and countless other jewels of the islands. Bring your highest magnifying binoculars and best camera lenses. From the heights of viewing the second largest volcanic crater in the world, to the unexplored waters of Galapagos, this is a must for all lovers of outdoor adventure.

Adventure Life Galapagos Cruises: choose from a variety of yachts and cruises in the Galapagos Islands, multi-sport Galapagos tours and hotel packages.