Antoine, our wonderful host at the Colonial House Hostel in Quito worked really hard to organize a tour with Gap Adventures on the Queen Beatrice catamaran. We sailed for 3 nights and toured for 4 days throughout some of the south islands of the Galapagos. It was wonderful!!
Day 1 riding on a dingy through the mangrove trees into a lagoon to see white tipped reef sharks, green sea turtles, eagle rays, blue herons and brown pelicans. And that was just from the surface!
|white tipped reef sharks|
|albatross with chick in foreground & blue footed boobie with chick in background|
|a curious baby sea lion approaches a red marine iguana|
Another favourite activity on the trip was swimming in a lava tunnel!
|we made it right to the end of the tunnel!|