On the last day on Galápagos we were up to see the sunrise from the dinghy on the way to black turtle cove. This was a very protected area where lots of baby turtles, sharks, rays and fish can be seen. We saw lots of turtles (some not so small) and sharks including a baby hammerhead. There were lots of spotted eagle rays and one huge marble ray. Lots of young pelicans were enjoying the abundance of fish. Sadly it was time to say goodbye to the Floreana and depa...
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Jumping into the dinghy surrounded by shark shaped shadows in the water, we headed to the green and red island. Sea lions once again greeted us on the stairs and were doing entertaining flips in the water. On the land there were a huge number of land iguanas, much more than any other island. Plenty of frigate birds were flying about and gulls looking after their small chicks. There were so many sea lions lazing about the island, lots of pups and an area up high a...
We went snorkelling along the rocks and before long lots of sea lions wanted in on the fun. Up to 4 sea lions at once were swimming around our group, doing entertaining flips and twists. They got so close to us it was almost intimidating. They brushed up against some of our group and were very inquisitive with the go-pro camera. When we got closer to the beach we separately came across 4 massive turtles on the swim back to the boat.
Another island ruled by sea lions :). As we came into the stunning bay we could see around 20 white tip reef sharks swimming around the dinghy! The sea lions were still swimming around in the water too, unfazed by the sharks who just eat small fish. There were so many entertaining sea lions on the white sand beach, some cuddled up sleeping and other curious ones coming at us from the sea. A huge Galápagos Hawk few over us and we were lucky enough to walk up clos...
Under the tortoise farm there was a huge lava tunnel reaching back to the volcano. Most of it was caved in but there was a 40m section we could walk through down rocky stairs to. The lighting made it difficult to get a good photo but at the end we could see where a second lava tunnel ran on top of the first.