Galápagos Islands Sports & Outdoors

  • The trail to Tortuga Bay
    The trail to Tortuga Bay
    by MalenaN
  • The trail to Tortuga Bay
    The trail to Tortuga Bay
    by MalenaN
  • The trail to Tortuga Bay
    The trail to Tortuga Bay
    by MalenaN

Galápagos Islands Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkelling in the Galápagos

    If you have never snorkelled before, the Galápagos Islands just might be a good place to start! You won’t just see another part of this special environment, its undersea worlds, but you may also get the chance to interact with the animals that are most at home there such as sea lions and possibly penguins. We didn’t see the latter, but we saw sea...

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  • Rent a bike

    One afternoon I rented a bike in Puerto Villamil on Isla Isabela. To rent a bike was $2.50 per hour (July 2011), and the bike was okay to use on the bumpy dirt road to Muro de Las Lagrimas. There are several places of interest to stop at along the way and the best is to see them on the way to Muro de Las Lagrimas as it is more uphill that way....

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  • by all means get in the water!

    No trip to the Galapagos Islands is complete without getting below the water's surface. There is so much to see under water and it's one place to escape the crowds. Well, to be honest, it's not all that crowded on the Galapagos but the serenity of being under water is something you shouldn't miss. Also, though it's quite cool to see a sea lion or...

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  • Put the lead on and roll in

    If you are a scuba diver, the Galapagos represents one of those "holy grail" kind of places. You want to go, you hope you will be able to some day, but you don't really expect to make it all the way there. It's a long way away from everything and conditions are challenging. But isn't that part of the allure, after all?As I may have mentioned about...

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  • Snorkelling and Diving

    The Galapagos's underwater world is just as interesting as the islands themselves, so do yourselves a favour and don't miss out .... there is plenty to be seen and experienced: like sharks, rays, playful sea lions, penguins, a multitude of fish, diving seabirds etc etc. Enquire about cruises especially targeted for divingFor snorkelling just bring...

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  • Snorkelling and Scuba equipment

    We were on the cheaper tours which are about US$80 per day on boats that hold about 9 people.The people who went on "organised" scuba dives were constantly frustrated by the disorganisation of the equipment and dive masters Or lack of. There were no real complaints about the actual dives themselves. There seemed to be a lot more shark sightings for...

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  • Diving the Galapagos on a...

    Part of the reason we selected the Seaman was because it offered diving but wasn't a 5-6 dives/day diving enthusiast cruise. The boat had a good set-up for diving - nice large platform on the back, but because diving is done from the pangas (dinghies) you pretty much suit up, lunge into the dinghies, motor a short distance to the site, and...

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  • SCUBA Diving with Scuba Iguana

    We went on three dives with SCUBA Iguana, and it was honestly the best diving we have ever done. Our first two dives were at North Seymore. We say white tip sharks, tons of sea lions, morays, green sea turtles, giant spotted eagle rays, garden eels, fish cleaning stations, puffers, and I'm sure many other things I'm forgetting.We also did a night...

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  • Diving With The Hammerheads and Whale...

    Although it's not my thing to seek out extra adrenaline rushes (I feel my life has offered me plenty for free), those of you who wish to can dive with the hammerheads can go to a submerged volcanic crater at Gordon Rocks. I hear the sightings of whale sharks are abundant and incredible around Wolf & Darwin Islands. Darnit, I didn't have my C-Card...

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  • That Water's Colder Than It Looks...

    Be sure you bring a wetsuit along. Despite the equatorial position these islands occupy, the water can be quite cool for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Those on our trip who had wetsuits to wear enjoyed the experience much more than those of us who didn't.

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  • Scuba diving isn't the only game in town

    If you do the boat trip down to the southern islands, you are likely to stop at Floreana where there is a football pitch marked out in the sand. We had a match where the crew played the passengers - very entertaining and good exercise before cooling down in the surf afterwards. Each night the locals back in Porto Ayora get together to play...

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