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“Free walk-to Snorkel Spot !”
Review of Concha de Perla

Concha de Perla
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$164.00*
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Full-Day Isabela Island Tour
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$230.00*
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

How can you go wrong with a great snorkel spot in the Galapagos. We were there mid July and a short suit was good enough. Try and hit it at low tide, I think the water is clearer then. We went early and there was only one other couple there. We snorkeled with a sea lion and the were a couple up on the platform. Great walk thru the mangroves.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Extremely easy to find as it's just beside the ferry, and so tends to get used as the first or last stop for ferry users. It's a short walk through an interesting mangrove area, and it appears several sea lions hangout on the board walk. The number of people varied while we were there, from very few to almost packed with kids on their way to Santa Cruz. The sea lions (especially the pups) seemed to particularly like playing with the kids. The snorkeling was pretty average, but I scored the place higher because what you see will vary with when you come, and it's so easy to access without any guide or tour. We saw several fish and the sea lions, but not much else. There is a nice channel to snorkel. Would like to visit at different times of the day.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

From downtown, walk toward the ferry pier, and just before on your left hand take the wood walkway. You walk in the middle of the mangroves lace together bathing in clear water. On your way you may come across a sleepy/silly sea lion.
You can go for a snorkeling with them or simply sit one of the bench of the wooden deck and enjoyed the beautiful nature.
The best time for snorkeling would be at mid-tide

Thank Road20years
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Snorkeling spot near main jetty. Water is cold and slightly gloomy. Had some fish, turtles but the best is the sea lions that come and play with you.

Thank allykat76
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Great spot to see giant sea turtles and swim with the sea lions! If you go in the cooler months be sure to rent a wet suit. The water is cold! A full wet suit is worth the $10 to be able to be comfortable so you don't have to get out of the water because you are cold, but rather because the playful sea lions wore you out!

Thank GOMOtravels
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