Sensational Snorkeling

Attractions & Activities In The Galapagos Islands


In the Galapagos Islands, snorkelers can submerge in an ethereal underwater world and experience life beneath the waves without heavy equipment. The best part about it? It’s a democratizing activity – all you need to be able to do it is the ability to swim. It’s an ideal activity for those on family tours to Ecuador’s famous islands and is an experience many tourists cite as being among their favorites.

We can’t help but put that down to the diverse creatures that live in the waters here: green sea turtles, Galapagos penguins and sea lions, for example, as well as a multitude of colorful coral reef fish. Remember, while you are free to look as much as you please, you should avoid touching the delicate corals or creatures you come across in order to help preserve this fragile ecosystem.

Some of the most popular spots for the mask-and-flipper-clad masses are Punta Espinosa, Prince Phillip’s Island and Tagus Cove. Punta Espinosa is known as a whale and dolphin hangout, while Prince Phillip’s Island boasts all kinds of rainbow-hued species, including parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly fish and unicorn fish. Tagus Cove offers another underwater experience, with its surreal underwater algae forest and camouflaged sea horse population.

Snorkeling amid iridescent fish and playful sea lions will undoubtedly be a highlight of your private tour of the Galapagos.

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