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Galapagos sea kayaking

Galapagos kayaking

Sea kayaking takes you straight into the heart of the great outdoors: no motors, no noise, no pollution.

You go with the flow, gliding effortlessly beneath towering peaks or along rocky shorelines while floating above sea life unapproachable in any other craft.

The sea kayaking in the Galapagos Islands, is one of the truest forms of adventure travel because sea kayaking offers what is otherwise literally inaccessible.

Few places on earth allow for such intimate contact with a dazzling array of wildlife as the Galapagos islands. Words cannot describe the intense wonder of exploring these oceanic islands where the birds and animals have little or no fear of humans.

In the kayaks you are able to get closer to sea turtles and have sea lions pop up and swim alongside you while you paddle close to the cliffs, get within a few feet of blue footed boobies, marine iquanas and the giant Galapagos tortoises.

The environment beneath the ocean surface is equally extraordinary, with large tropical and cold water fish found swimming together. Pacific green sea turtles, Galapagos penguins and rays are underwater passers-by while dolphins, whales, rays and whale sharks are frequent visitors to the archipelago.

It's the opportunity to get close to the rocks and the small, rocky islands, the beaches, and mangrove lagoons where there are no landing possibilities, and where you can also practice snorkeling, widens your possibilities of seeing the islands and its wonders.

The Galapagos Islands live up to the dream of sheltered waters far removed from the usual concerns. The skies are almost always sunny, and the light sea breezes create that perfect air temperature which instantly relaxes the body.

The Galapagos Islands ocean is an ever inviting turquoise blue. There are crystal coves and mangrove lagoons. But what will make your sea kayaking journey to Darwin’s paradise truly exceptional are the many opportunities for close encounters with wildlife. The itineraries allow for kayaking in areas defined by the Galapagos National Park. One of the most intimate ways to experience the Galapagos Islands is by kayak.

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