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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Free local snorkeling

This little gem of a snorkeling spot is just on the north end of town - an easy walk. There's some great things to see here - great fish, turtles and sea lions. Just walk down the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bsharwood
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Toronto

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Toronto
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem of a snorkeling spot is just on the north end of town - an easy walk. There's some great things to see here - great fish, turtles and sea lions. Just walk down the path, put your stuff down and jump in this nice lagoon.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little spot is just to the right of the port where you get dropped off on Isabela island. You can see the sign and trail head on your way inland from the dock on your right hand side. Its free to go there and is a nice afternoon snorkel. We saw penguins swim through the little bay as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were lots of seals and iguanas on the short walk there through the mangroves. The snorkeling was pretty good - I ended up getting out of the water before my husband and visiting with some folks on the dock - he stayed in the water and had his most memorable Galapagos experience - 2 seals joined him and were... More 

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Thank Debbie L S
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot for some snorkelling. You'll meet sea lions and iguanas along the wooden path. We saw some white tip sharks, an eagle ray and lots of fish. We went in the afternoon at about 3pm but have been told by the locals the morning at low tide is even better.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw some of our favorite underwater sights at this spot with snorkel equipment we rented for $5 for the day. One of the few places you can enjoy without a guide. It's murky in the middle where the water is deep, but at the rocky edges of the lagoon, the water was crystal clear and we saw amazing orange... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't see much life and the water was murky. Great calm water for beginner snorkler. We went at high tide and heard it's better at low tide. I think this place is just hit and miss and we missed. Sweet little walk to the swim spot though.

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Thank Chelsea M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have free time it is nice to visit this place. It is good for swimming and snorkling. Dont expect to see too many fishes or something exceptional.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We snorkelled here on several days and had amazing encounters with sea lions, penguins, sea turtles and rays. It is a popular spot, but most people just have a quick dip next to the jetty and move on, so if you have time just wait a bit until a sea lion or penguin shows up and then go it (because... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The water is a bit murky here and there was little of any colour to see. We ran out of things to see and do within about twenty minutes

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The snorkel area is so nice but this is a huge attraction for locals and kids that don't respect the environment. Small dock to jump off of and several people trying to get into the water. Don't come here on the weekend or a holiday. Crazy and kids are a mess. Lots of other places without all of the concentration... More 

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