Located between Seymour and Balta Islands, Mosquera Islet is one of the smallest in the archipelago. It was formed by an upheaval from the ocean floor that pushed coral and lava to the surface.
The white-sand beach onshore is the place to find sea lions, boasting one of the largest colonies in the islands. Other animals that can often be seen include Sally-lightfoot crabs, marine iguana, and lava doves.
The islet is a popular snorkeling and diving site as the coral reefs close to shore harbor rays, sea turtles, sharks, and eels. The small size of the islet means that there are no trails, visitors can explore on their own after a wet landing with a guide.
The dive off the islet’s coast has a maximum depth of 25 meters, skirting the edge of an underwater cliff that descends to over a thousand feet. Schools of hammerhead sharks, eels, rays, and some of the creatures of the deep are often seen while exploring the sea.
This is a dive for deep water experienced divers who feel comfortable with mild to strong currents
Activity-Exploring, swimming, snorkeling, and diving
Wildlife-Sea lions, marine iguanas, sea birds, sally lightfoot crabs, and lava doves
Marine Life-Hammerhead, Galapagos, and white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, rays, eels, and schools of colorful reef fish
Snorkeling and swimming with friendly sea lions
Exploring the secluded beach and island
Diving on the edge of a deep cliff with sharks, eels, ray, and green turtles
Note: All information is intended as a general guide of what you might be able to see or do on this island. In reality, wildlife sightings are by nature unpredictable, and activities may be subject to change by your guide or the National Park Authority.