Unrivalled wildlife in the Galapagos
Lying 1000 kilometres from mainland Ecuador in true isolation, the Galapagos Islands are world-renowned for their vibrant species of flora and fauna, many of which are entirely unique to the islands.
When to go: December – June
- Take part in a conservation programme, following and tagging new-born hammerhead sharks with leading marine biologists.
- Surf with a PELORUS world class surf guide, where the surf often reaches overhead. If the weather conditions are good, you may end up riding waves alongside sea lions as they play in the breaks.
- Experience the incredible diving, with species including hammerhead, black tip and white tip sharks, garden eels, turtles, barracudas, sting rays and reef fish.
- Visit one of the best beaches in the world, to see one of the world’s largest populations of sea lions. You may also witness sharks and mobula rays leaping out of the water.
- Hike and encounter the world’s largest colony of red-footed boobies flying overhead. Spot wedge-rumped storm petrels and, if fortunate, see the short-eared owl stalking its prey along the island’s cliffs.
- Take the tender to one of the most picturesque islands in the Galapagos for a sunrise hike through the famous lava formations, the result of a volcano that erupted only 100 years ago.
- Feed the hundreds of marine iguanas that inhabit the bays and walk through the world’s only tropical colony of albatross.
- Drift dive at Punta Cormorant, on the lookout for white tip reef sharks, rays, octopus, turtles and the very unique Galapagos Sea Robin.