Best answer: Is it safe to snorkel in the Galapagos?

Do I need a wetsuit to snorkel in the Galapagos?

The very short answer: It is not ultimately necessary to wear a wetsuit when swimming or snorkeling in Galapagos, but for the most enjoyable experience we stongly recommend you use one. The longer answer: Snorkeling is one of the top activities that passengers look for during a Galapagos Cruise, and rightfully so!

What should you avoid in the Galapagos Islands?

3. Don’t forget Galapagos National Park (GNP) rules

  • Take only photos, leave only footprints.
  • Do not use flash photography.
  • Do not leave the trail.
  • Keep your distance – please keep at least two metres away from all animals and NEVER touch them no matter how tame they appear.
  • Don’t feed the animals.

Is it safe to swim in Galapagos?

Due to strong currents and choppy conditions, we recommended that swimmers are experienced in open water. … Most swimmers comfortable in the open water will be able to take part and enjoy one of our Galapagos trips.

Is the water cold in Galapagos?

Although the Galapagos Islands straddle the equator, the water temperatures can sometimes be surprisingly cool and, at other times, surprisingly warm.

Is there sharks in Galapagos?

At least 33 species of shark have been recorded in the waters around the Galápagos Islands, including the recently discovered Galápagos ghostshark. One of the most common shark species seen in the Islands is the Galápagos shark, but confusingly this species is found throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

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Are there poisonous snakes in the Galápagos Islands?

The Galápagos racer (Pseudalsophis biserialis) is a colubrid snake in the genus Pseudalsophis that is endemic to the Galápagos Islands. It is a mildly venomous constrictor but it is not considered aggressive or harmful to humans.

Galapagos racer
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae

Can I move to the Galapagos Islands?

Galapagos is not accepting any new permanent residents. In 1998, a law was passed granting permanent residence to anyone who had lived there for five years, or who did from that point on. … Now, only those who marry or are born to residents can get permanent residency.

Is there WIFI in the Galapagos?

There is internet access available on the islands in almost all hotels and cafes. However, speeds range from bearable to painfully slow — and these vary wildly depending on the time of the day. When you do get a connection it can be prone to dropouts, so you quickly get in the habit of saving your work regularly.