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Concha de Perla

Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

see my review of the Tintoreras as the tours usually do both together. The area for snorkeling was just ok. nothing that great to see. Saw far more, and had more fun with the sea lions, snorkeling in the harbor area.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a place near the port where you can snorkel for free! We went once at medium tide and once at low tide And found the low tide quite difficult to swim around in. We were lucky enough to snorkel with sea lions and spot penguins on the rocks. Be careful of the currents if you head too near... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We snorkeled Concha de Perla as our second snorkeling trip in the Galapagos. We thought it was amazing and my favorite part was snorkeling with the penguins and sea lions. The sea lions played with us and swam all around us. I was grinning ear to ear when I got out of the water. If you go to Isabela, don't... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went snorkeling at Concha y Perla. This is a free cove, right near the port. I didn't see much as I cut my foot pretty badly when I got swept out to sea. the bubble rope that denoted danger had gotten free from its anchor and was invisible. I got dragged out to sea on an extremely strong current,... More

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Moscow, Russia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

perfect for swimming, cause there weren't big waves. But we didn't see so much sea animals as it was promised.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is the best snorkeling you can do. I had penguins pass right by in the water. Very cool location and you can go there for FREE

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Only go at mid to low tide. Located beside the harbor with sea lions, penguins, lots of fish and marine iguanas. Cost is $2 standard taxi ride each way. Best deal on the island......next to the Los Tuneles day tour. I would have paid double for that trip!

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cairns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Delightful little lagoon bounded by rocks and mangroves. About 10 min down a shaded boardwalk. Might need to step around a few marine iguanas along the way. Jump in or use the ladder. Dangerous currents at high tide. Nearest banos across the main road to pier aren't well maintained - BYO paper & sanitiser.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We couldn't even get to it, water was pretty rough, ride was unusually high, area was flooded and the local who was fishing on the boardwalk recommended to go somewhere else. It's convenient as no water taxi is needed, it's a right turn as you get off the municipal dock on the island.

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Liked: fabulous place for snorkelling and having a great swim. We got to see and swim together with sea lions, turtles, iguanas and puffer fish and many other beautiful fishes. Disliked: the lack of information in the area. They could improve this.

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