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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Galapagos Snorkeling and Swimming

Snorkeling is readily available on tours and is a highlight for many visitors. The water remains a pleasant 72F from January to April, but can drop to a chilly 64F throughout the rest of the year. Although the snorkeling doesn’t offer the sheer concentration of tropical reef fish as found at the Great Barrier Reef, for example, the variety of marine life is astounding.

Nowhere else on earth can you witness a rainbow of tropical fish, awesome hammerhead sharks, giant sea rays, causal sea turtles, and lightning fast penguins all in the same place. For a real treat, snorkel the shallows near a family of sea lions. They will swirl and twist in a dizzying display of underwater antics, especially the young pups and will expect you to swim where your guide recommends.