Snorkeling and diving in the Galapagos reveals a whole other world:

  • Fish (306)
  • Whales (16)
  • Dolphins (7)
  • Eels (26)
  • Rays (7)
  • Sharks (13)

In the shark species, the one that stands out is the hammerhead. It’s fairly common to see this unusual shark in the Galapagos, and often in multiples (schools).

Whales, as everywhere in the world, are seasonal. In the Galapagos they’re mostly transitory (on their way to somewhere else), so they’re rare to see at certain times of the year. 

Dolphins love the boats and like to get in the bow waves for short periods, so if the Captain calls over the speakers that there are dolphins, grab your camera and head to the bow. 

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