Snorkeling: Interact with marine life
The marine life of the Galapagos is even more outstanding than what is to be found on land. The fish biomass here is on average 17.5 tons per hectare, the largest of the world. A vast array of marine creatures thrives with life. Galapagos snorkeling is fulfilled with sea lions, penguins, seals, eagle rays, marine iguanas, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, golden rays, whale sharks and more. Each one of these experiences are exiting and life changing.
Snorkeling is one of the most rewarding activities of the trip. With no needs of previous experience and only a few basic instructions, you can enter a world in which gravity is no longer a limit. Animals seem to fly by your side and around you, displaying colors and skills only to be compared with dreams.
Amazing creatures such as Marine Iguanas can be seen feeding and swimming a few meters from you. Sea lions are the most playful creatures of the islands that enjoy blowing bubbles and even pulling your fins when snorkeling at almost any location. Many fish species are always forming part of the underwater scenario: snapper, angelfish, butterfly fish, surgeonfish, water jacks, barracudas, grunts, rays and sharks.
There are about 86 species of fish endemic to the Galapagos. Some of the most common are Camotillo, Galapagos Blenny, Galapagos puffer, Galapagos Drum, Galapagos Garden Eel, Yellow Tailed Damselfish.