Thursday, April 26, 2012

South America Day 26: Galapagos

January 2012

Up at 6:30 am for breakfast and on the dinghys by 7:45 am. We landed on North Seymour Island to baby sea lions.

 The Island is a breading place for frigate birds and we saw many males with their red balloons trying to attract females.

We also saw a few blue footed boobies which aren't currently as common as in the past due to the lack of sardines.

We saw some land Iguanas and watched the sea lions play on the beach.

Once back on board the boat we had a quick snack, before getting ready for our first snorkeling expeditions.

We snorkeled for about an hour off North Seymour seeing some white tip reef sharks, lots of tropical fish and some marine Iguanas feeding.

Once back on the boat we had lunch before preparing for afternoon activities.

That afternoon we went for another snorkel, further up North Seymour, seeing more tropical fish, about 8 sharks and swam with the sea lions.

Once back at the boat we set sail for Mosquera. Here on a big white sandy Island was a colony of sea lions, most with babies. We spent an hour on the Island observing the many activities of the sea lions.


  1. Wow, you got some amazing pictures! It looks amazing. Did you find it to be worth the difficulty of getting there?

  2. Definately worth the effort! It took us 36 hours (with an overnight in Santiago) to get to La Paz so direct to Quito would have been quicker than that! Its a stunning place and they make it more enjoyable now with spreeding the boats out between locations.