Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO
Puerto Ayora and Las Grietas
Take a 3 hour excursion through the bays around Puerto Ayora. The Bay Tour boat takes you to to the island of Camano to watch sea lions lazing on the shores of La Lobería. This beach has clearly earned its English name - Sea Lion Beach. If the water is calm, we encourage you to grab your snorkelling equipment and jump in the water here. The gorgeous waters here are full of friendly sea lions and schools of tropical fish.
Continue to Punta Estrada with a small lighthouse. Along the rocky coast, you can see several Galapagos seabirds that call this area home, including blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds. You can also snorkel at Punta Estrada.
The tour continues to the Canal del Amor and the Canal de los Tiburones - the channel of the sharks. You will be lead through the dry zone to the Playa de los Perros, where you can watch the cheeky marine iguanas who sunbathe on the rocks. The next stop is the Bay of Franklin. Sea turtles, golden rays, and eagle rays are often found playing in the waters here. Depending on the season, you can also see the nesting pelicans and herons in the mangrove area.
The tour concludes at Las Grietas - a canyon offering a beautiful walk, as well as crystal clear waters for swimming.