Floreana Island, Ecuador
Playtime with Galápagos Sea LionsGalápagos travelers are often amazed to find themselves approached by sea lions—especially juveniles, whose playful curiosity can seem almost puppylike. When they see a Zodiac nearing their beach, sea lions will sometimes rush into the water to swim circles around it. And when human visitors get in the water themselves, they’ll likely have at least a few sea lions as swimming and snorkeling companions.
To maximize encounters with wildlife, all Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Galápagos journeys are led by trained naturalists and undersea experts.