ACTIVITIES IN GALAPAGOS
The best way to explore Galapagos wildlife is by joining the walks and hikes that are scheduled each day on the different Islands according to the itinerary you choose. Every visit to each island involves an easy or medium level walk or hike, which last between 1 to 3 hours and are usually not strenuous at all. On these hikes you will be led by an expert naturalist guide who will guide you along the clearly marked trails in each of the Islands and show you the wonders of each one, carefully selected on the Visitor Sites.
This is a must do activity in order to explore the island's turquoise water and observe the Galapagos penguins,sea lions, blue-footed and nazca boobies, pelicans, marine iguanas and more magnificent creatures. Kayaking is also a great way to get some excercise while you enjoy the incredible scenery of the Galapagos and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Dinghies, or (Pangas) as they are known in Galapagos, are inflatable zodiacs that serve as the main transportation method from Galapagos Yachts to the visitor sites. At several times, you will have the chance to join these rides in shores, mangrove estuaries, coves and caves. This activity will allow you to photograph Galapagos wildlife on shores and mangrove estuaries.
Snorkeling in the Islands is a highlight activity for most Galapagos Cruise Itineraries. The amazing thing about this activity is that does not requires a special training and everybody can do it. It only requires the ability to swim and to breathe through the snorkel mask. Is always recommended to always snorkel with a "buddy" or a group.
Snorkeling will allow you to observe underwater life in a natural setting, this activity will be perfom almost every day and you will be amazed at how beautiful the underwater world of the Galapagos is. You will also have the chance to snorkel with green sea turtles, penguins and an incredible variety of colorful reef fish.
Diving in Galapagos is very rewarding. The abundance of marine life is spectacular and great schools of inshore grunts and snappers are encountered on nearly every dive, while immense schools of open water jacks, barracuda, bonito, eagle ray and Scalloped Hammerheads are regularly sighted. This activity will also allow you to observe Manta Ray, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and even Whale Sharks. The b sea floor is home to many strange and exotic species such as the Red-lipped Batfish, Rainbow Basslet, Bloody Frogfish,Rockmover Wrasse, Pacific Seahorse, and Galapagos Clingsish.
There is not place like Galapagos