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“Wolves of the Sea Everywhere You Look”
Review of Isla Lobos

Isla Lobos
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$800.00*
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Galapagos Islands Explorer Package from Santa Cruz Island
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

11  Thank PSchicke
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped on our way to kicker rock. Tons of baby sea lions! We spent about 1.5 hour snorkelling with them and they were great to swim with. Water current can get pretty strong in some areas so I suggest strong swimmers.

1  Thank Audrey B
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was part of our trip to Kicker Rock. For birders - we saw Lava Herons, Lava Gulls, Blue-footed and Nazca Boobies plus a variety of Darwin finches.

1  Thank Angela C
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Baby sea lions everywhere! Plus blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, and frigate birds. The juvenile sea lions are so interactive with snorkelers! Highlight of the trip!

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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stopped at Isla Lobos on the way to the Kicker Rock. And although we were hoping to visit the island itself, as there were many boobies and frigate birds nesting there, we were told that the visits are no longer possible.

The snorkeling along the shore was quite nice with the playful sea lions, marine iguanas, even saw several eagle rays. We were lucky to be the first one in the water and the last ones out, so that gave us more chance to soak the marine life in.

1  Thank Boleslav
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