Wildlife of Galapagos Islands on a Liveaboard

Galapagos Liveaboard is undeniably one of the best diving vacations you may have in the world. These Islands are so perfectly made for divers who would like to spot rare and endemic marine life. The Galapagos Islands are found 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. The islands has been existed for centuries, and they are not connected to any continental landmass. The Islands represent one of those great and uncommon diving spots where you can spot a large number of whale sharks and hammerhead sharks. The Galapagos Islands have  full package of rare and healthy marine life as well as outstanding land tours.

The marine life in Galapagos cannot be compared to any other diving site in the world. Divers are always rushing to Galapagos because the islands always welcome divers with a great number of rays and sharks. Many rare species like Flightless Cormorants, Port Jackson, and Mola Mola are found in this area. As an additional bonus you will be surprised by the seals and penguins always performing their aquatic acrobatic dances. All this wildlife paradise full of activities on these islands keep attracting the visitors coming every year. Check best features about diving in Galapagos on Divebooker

Darwin and Wolf

These Islands are located in the north of archipelago. They are always visited by liveaboards because here you find most of the rare marine life. Wolf Island welcomes divers with eagle rays and huge sharks. Diving here is the right place to come across giant manta rays. Dolphins, rays, and schools of hammerheads make these islands a great place for many divers visiting Galapagos for the first time. Unquestionably, your dive visit to Galapagos isn’t complete without a visit to Darwin and Wolf.

Manta Rays

From December to April, the water’s temperature rises a little with moving Oceanic Currents, which draws large schools of Manta Rays. This period is considered as “warm” season and is also called “Manta Season” respectfully.

Whale Sharks

Starting from May to November, these Islands are one of the best places to find whale sharks in a very large number. Various types of whales are also regularly found in the Galapagos during these months. In Galapagos Island you can meet Pilot whales, humpback whales and Melon Headed whales during their migration from August and September to the Coast of Ecuador. From May to November, the water temperature is usually colder with stronger currents and winds. This time is called “Whale Shark” season. Read more about diving vacations in Galapagos Islands.


Other rare creatures found on these islands are reptiles, the great tortoise, big land iguanas and various species of non-poisonous snakes.

The Galapagos Islands are also a home to the sea birds which includes pelicans, cormorants, petrels, frigatebirds and albatross.

Aside from the exceptional marine and land wildlife, the Galapagos Islands originally are an interesting place to stroll around, with sensational solidified lava flows and volcanic cones.

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