Isla Lobos is a small island located about one hour away by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the main town of San Cristobal Island, and the capital of the Galapagos archipelago. This island had a trail that was about 1km (0.6mi) long, which took about an hour to complete by foot. The trail consists of a zone of arid vegetation, volcanic rocks, as well as a sandy beach.
There was a small colony of blue-footed boobies on this island as well as a small colony of Frigatebirds. However, the island is most famous for, and was named after, the two species of Sea Lions that inhabit it: The Galapagos Sea Lion and the Fur Seal. Galapagos Sea Lions were much more abundant on the Island and they were the main attraction. On this island one can safely snorkel with large groups of sea lions as well as observe them in their large colonies on the beach and the rocks on shore. When snorkeling, we also saw green sea turtles as well as rays swimming near the bottom.
For anyone visiting San Cristobal Island, a visit to Isla Lobos is highly recommended.
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