What Is It? There are many opportunities for snorkeling throughout the Galapagos, whether you’re a beginner or have lots of experience.
Why Do It? Snorkeling provides a great opportunity to swim alongside all sorts of Galapagos wildlife, from Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, and sea turtles to rays, sea lions, and an array of colorful reef fish.
Good to Know: December through May, the wetter, warmer season, brings the best visibility, but as the water around the islands will be rich in nutrients delivered by the Humboldt current between June and November, you’ll see plenty of marine life during this time too. While there is a long list of places to snorkel, some of the top sites include Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz Island, Kicker Rock on San Cristobal, and Pinnacle Rock on Bartolome Island.