The Galapagos Marine Reserve forms one point of the Hammerhead Triangle-an area stretching from the Cocos Islands off of Costa Rica to Melpelo Island near Chile. The region is a sought after diving destination visited by avid shark fans from across the globe. The Galapagos Islands themselves have the highest concentration of sharks in the world; including white and black-tipped reef sharks, tiger sharks, and Galapagos sharks. Keep reading for more details about three swift-moving creatures that you can see during a Galapagos dive vacation.
One of the thrills of taking a Galapagos cruise is found in transit-seeing whales breach the sea in incredible displays of aerobatics. The Galapagos Marine Reserve plays host to a variety of baleen and toothed whales including blue whales, sperm whales, humpback whales, orcas, and whale sharks. Some come to feed during the guara season between July and December; others are in residence year round-and all make an impression when spotted off the bow of a boat. Keep reading for four whales that call the Galapagos waters home.