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Galapagos Marine Life

Love cute sea lion videos? (Me too!) Keep reading - and you won't be disappointed. At the Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge you can see them on the seaside deck. The sea lions love to soak up the sun, nurse their young, and cuddle with each other right on the deck. Love ?💙 🌊😉 #robertoochoahe @redmangrovegalapagos @clarklittle @juansharks ... [Read more]

Are you afraid of sharks? The hammerhead shark often inspires spine-tingling fear, and many people think that they are dangerous. Is a hammerhead shark a cold-blooded, perfectly-evolved killing machine? Perhaps, but my first experience with a hammerhead shark was quite different. The Galapagos is famous for snorkeling with different shark species, and having seen many ... [Read more]

Want to learn about one of the most famous animals in the Galapagos? Check out the fun facts below! If you would like to see Galapagos sea lions in person, check out some great Galapagos vacation and dive options. The males can weigh up to 900 pounds! Don't mess with them. Males can be distinguished from ... [Read more]

One of the most iconic places in the Galapagos is Kicker Rock. In Spanish it is called "Leon Dormido," or Sleeping Lion, as many would say the dramatic rocks jutting out of the sea resemble a sleeping lion. Do you see the resemblance? A trip to Kicker Rock is an unforgettable part of a Galapagos ... [Read more]

If there is one animal that I absolutely adore in the Galápagos, it is the sea lion. The Galápagos sea lion has a more playful friendly demeanor than its California coast cousins. Learn more about Galapagos vacations, diving and mainland Ecuador. If you look a sea lion in the face you might notice they have feline-esque ... [Read more]

It was a gorgeous sunny day when we set out for Tintoreras Bay in a tiny panga boat. Our guide Karla advised us to keep our eyes peeled and we would see sea lions, tropical fish, and rays. I was on an island-hopping Galapagos tour, and I'd already seen a couple of small rays at each of the ... [Read more]

If you are deciding between a cruise and a land-based tour, one of the most important considerations is what animals you can see. Going on a cruise will take you to farther-flung, remote places in the archipelago. Staying on land gives you an opportunity to see the "real Galapagos," SCUBA dive, and come back to ... [Read more]

Sea turtles are among my favorite animals in the Galapagos islands. I was lucky enough to be in the Galapagos in March right after sea turtle nesting season, when there are tons of sea turtles near the shore of Isabela. Here are my tips on making sure you have a great experience. Learn more about ... [Read more]

It was another beautiful day on tour in the Galapagos. We wandered lazily about Tintoreras bay, Isabela island in a small panga boat. The water was warm and crystalline turquoise, surrounded by lava rocks and red mangroves growing wild along the coast. Brown pelicans dove into the water for the days catch, marine iguanas were ... [Read more]

While on a Galapagos tour with Red Mangrove, my SCUBA dive instructor Abraham briefed me on the hand symbols for the different types of things we might see while we were diving. This included the hand signs for 4 different types of sharks (White tip, black tip, hammerhead, and Galapagos shark). This gave me only ... [Read more]