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Good snorkeling

Very nice snorkeling. The water was a bit cold because the tide was coming in, it's probably warmer after high tide. Some sea lions present, but no turtles. However, lots of fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very nice snorkeling. The water was a bit cold because the tide was coming in, it's probably warmer after high tide. Some sea lions present, but no turtles. However, lots of fish including a great big puffer. Nice to have it a short walk from town and not necessary to book as an excursion.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is amazing when my wife and I got there we were amaze how nature can create a beautiful place. it was like a pool.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The entrance is near the boat dock which is also near where you can rent snorkling gear. A short walk on wooden walkway. Lots of fish close to the edges. We found a small canyon on the right side which was very interesting and a lot of fish. What an experience of being in a school of a thousand neon... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went during the daytime, around lunch, when most of the groups were already leaving, and saw a lot of iguanas in the water, as well as sea lions. Reading the other reviews I'd say whether you see a lot is not so much up to the time of day but sheer luck, but even if there is not a... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited the lagoon 6 or 7 times during my stay. Most of the sightings seemed to be at high tide. The water almost covers the outer rocks at high tide, bringing in more wildlife. Saw penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, small reef fish and plenty of plankton and shrimp in the water.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

make sure you go at low tide because i went at high tide and it wasnt as great and the water was completely covering the dock so there was really no where to put my stuff. In the water we saw some sea lions, some really cool turtles, starfish, and lots of colorful fish but we drifted off and since... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went a few times but the only timen we saw Iguanas and any life in the place was early around 6\7..later you will see sting rays and fish and if you are really lucky get a swim with a seal..its a nice place to cool off from the sun anyway and its free!!

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Guayaquil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We saw pinguins, school of rays, sea horse, huge turtles, many fish! We went like three days while we were there!!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice small area reached along a short boardwalk. We saw lots of iguenas and small fish but not a lot else but it is very clear in the water. Over the road from here on the beach there are many sea lions sunbathing on beaches etc. Which is wonderful. We also saw a coup!e of small penguins off this beach... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

La Concha is a short walk from the center of Puerto Villamil (1 km). It is next to the pier where the ferries come in. There is a wooden walkway that ends at the mangrove where one can swim or snorkel. We didn't go in the water that day but saw plenty of sea lions and iguanas basking in the... More 

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