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What Animals Can you find on the Galapagos Islands?

Top 10 Galapagos Islands Animals To Spot

  • Galapagos Tortoises. The iconic tortoises are probably the most important species on the Galapagos Islands and the most famous.
  • Marine Iguana.
  • Galapagos Finches.
  • Galapagos Penguin.
  • Blue-Footed Booby.
  • Galapagos Sea Lions.
  • Magnificent Frigatebird.
  • Sally Lightfoot Crabs.

What created the Galapagos Islands?

The islands have been formed in the Pacific by the interaction of Plate Tectonics and Hot Spot Volcanism. The Galápagos consists of thirteen major islands and hundreds of smaller rocky outcroppings. A few of the islands lie above or on the equator; however, most are found in the southern hemisphere.

What are some interesting facts about the Galapagos Islands?

20 Fun Facts about the Galapagos Islands

  • 97 % of the Galapagos is a national park.
  • Galapagos has active volcanos.
  • The number of islands is up for debate.
  • Three varieties of colorful boobies (seabirds)
  • Penguins in the Northern Hemisphere?!?
  • Marine iguanas are excellent swimmers.
  • Any time is a great time to visit.

What is Galapagos known for?

The Galapagos Islands are also famous for fantastic volcanic formations; colored sand beaches, including the red beaches of Rabida and the green beaches of Floreana; and crystal-clear blue waters teeming with exotic marine life.

What language is spoken on the Galapagos Islands?

Spanish

How long is a boat ride from Ecuador to Galapagos?

Getting there By Boat It takes 3 or more days by sea to reach the Islands. The boat sailing to the Islands from mainland Ecuador usually lacks the comforts found on cruise ships and touring yachts, most likely it is a cargo boat.

Can you take a boat from Quito to Galapagos?

We are sometimes asked if there is a ferry to Galapagos from Ecuador. Although it is possible to find boats that will take you to the islands, there are no official ferries, and we can’t recommend this option for the following reasons. 1. You will spend three and a half days to get there, taking up valuable time.

How long does it take to sail from Panama to Galapagos?

8 days

Are the Galapagos Islands safe?

The Galapagos is an extremely safe travel destination. very little crime occurs in the islands and because tourism plays an important role in the economy of the islands and the Galapagos National Park, strict rules are in place when it comes to migrating to the islands.

Is the water cold in the Galapagos?

Surface Water Temperature: 71°F – 74 °F The waters of the Galapagos are influenced by the Humboldt Current that brings cold water to the islands, especially during the mist or Garua season (cool, dry weather) from June to December.

What is the best month to go to the Galapagos?

The best time to visit the Galápagos Islands is from December to May. Though the Galápagos is beautiful year-round, these months offer temperatures ranging from the low 70s to mid-80s, making pleasant conditions for hiking and wildlife-spotting.

Can you drown while snorkeling?

Can you drown when snorkeling? Yes, you can. It’s not common that it would happen but being in the water always entails the risk of drowning. Most accidents do happen when the snorkeler gets exhausted from either being in the water too long or fighting currents.