Discover the best Snorkeling Adventure sites in Galapagos. Enjoy the wonderful and rich marine life of these Islands
Snorkeling is one of the most rewarding ways to get to know the marine realm (try diving or DSD sometime, though) of the Galapagos Islands. The varied snorkeling sites of these Islands are remarkably unique.
Unlike in the Caribbean Islands, Galapagos snorkeling adventure sites have an underwater topography so varied, that the marine fauna will never be repetitive.
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Also, all Galapagos Islands are located in different marine sub-provinces, and thus, the snorkeling adventure experience varies a lot from site to site.
Over 35 best snorkeling sites are part of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and all require different levels of expertise. If you have never snorkeled before, then the Galapagos will be an out-of-the-ordinary start.
For a great snorkeling adventure, these are not-to-be missed sites in the Galapagos Islands:
|Name of Site||Galapagos Island||Encounters with:|
|Turtle Islet-Gardner Bay||Espanola (Hood)||White-tip reef sharks|
|Champion Islet||Floreana (Charles)||Sea turtles, sea lions, rays|
|Punta Vicente Roca||Isabela (Albemarle)||Invertebrates, penguins, sea turtles|
|Northern Channel||North Seymour||Sharks, schooling fish, rays|
|Cliffs of Darwin Bay||Genovesa (Tower)||Possibly hammerhead sharks|
|The Pinnacle||Bartolome||Penguins, sea lions, sea turtles|
|Puerto Egas||Santiago (James)||Reef fish, rays, sea lions|
Of course, most snorkeling sites in Galapagos will give snorkelers a chance to view the unique marine fauna of the Archipelago.
But make sure your trip to the Islands include the majority of the sites mentioned above.
Some of the best snorkeling sites are accessible right off the beach, others can be reached when you start your snorkeling from the beach.
And other sites are only accessible by boat where you have to jump in the water, and then return to the boat with the help of a ladder. Keep in mind that any month of the year is worth visiting the Galapagos Islands.
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But if you still want to ask: when is the best time to visit Galapagos?
Then I can suggest a period of time from December to June when the Islands turn very interesting due to the mixing of natural events happening all at once.
During this period of time the weather turns warmer and also most animals in the Galapagos Wildlife start their breeding season and reproduce extensively.
It is also a great time for birdwatching the beautiful and colorful birds of Galapagos. Always remember the two different seasons that Galapagos faces throughout the year. See Galapagos Weather
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