The best time to visit Galapagos is anytime outside mid-December to mid-January. Plenty of wildlife is seen year-round. There is no shortage of action when scuba diving and snorkelling in The Galapagos. The worst time to visit Galapagos is holiday season around Christmas and New Year’s. To be around tourists squeezing in a bit of holiday magic, away from the stressed work … [Read more...]
Galapagos Travel Blog
In my humble opinion, The Galapagos Islands is the greatest place on the planet. Read my Galapagos travel blog below for tips, stories, and videos. I travelled to the Galapagos Islands to see its amazing biodiversity. I volunteered on San Cristobal on the Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve, obtained my SNSI Advanced Diving Certification, and swam with marine iguanas. I’ve walked on 10 different islands. You’ll find important information about travelling the Galapagos on a budget.
I was fortunate enough to go to Puerto Villamil a couple of times. One evening, I made a video of the Galapagos sunset using my GoPro. The time-lapse video was recorded from the small terrace at Casa Rosada (Caleta Iguanga or Iguana Hostel) overlooking the beach, sunset, and bar. https://youtu.be/xc9fKPSj8mA … [Read more...]
Located off the southwestern coast of San Cristobal, sleeps the two mammoth rocks that ascend 148 metres into The Galapagos atmosphere – Kicker Rock or León Dormido (Sleeping Lion). You can see Kicker Rock from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It looks close but is actually a 45 to 60-minute boat ride away. I was fortunate enough to go to this bad boy a few times to record video … [Read more...]
The sea wolf was playing dead in Darwin’s Bay. That’s what the locals call them in Spanish: lobo de mar. I grew up knowing them as sea lions. When he saw me snorkelling, he resurrected and starting swimming around me with curiosity. He stared into my eyes, swam beneath me and out of sight. He couldn’t have been more than two years old. And then he would appear again prancing … [Read more...]
I swam with baby sea lions during my Espanola Island day tour with Scuba Eden. I paid $180, most of that was probably for the gas and park permit. The round-trip by boat to Espanola from San Cristobal was about 4 hours. Make sure to watch the video below and see the cute baby sea lions. https://youtu.be/xQ8dNn0l9cw Scuba Eden also offers diving there, but it’s $240 … [Read more...]