"See sharks!" Galápagos Islands Off The Beaten Path Tip by MelUofAalumni
Galápagos Islands Off The Beaten Path: 17 reviews and 19 photos
If you have done any research on the Galapagos Islands, you have probably seen this picture. It was taken at the top of Bartolome. When we went snorkeling, we went in the cove on the right (see picture). On the left cove, we were not allowed to snorkel. We were able to walk over there and evidently sharks like to frequent this area. They were right, I saw two Galapagos sharks trolling left and right (they seemed to be moving in a pattern). They got very close to shore (only about 10 feet from shore). You might ask how I know what type of shark it was? the naturalist was able to identify the shark by the fins. You could watch these two for hours. Really! I walked back to the right cove to grab some people...walked back to the left cove...and yes, they were still there! I believe those waters are protected for the sharks though. Just need to look at for those of us that like to look while staying out of the water.
I had to come back and edit this after a friend told me this story. So, I told my friend about the sharks in this particular area. She had been there in November and saw sharks mating in this same location!
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