4 Crazy Things To Do In the Galapagos Islands

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Visiting the Galapagos Islands is always a thrill, but some activities are more exciting than others. If you’d like to break away from traditional tour groups and really stretch your wings during your holiday, here are four fun, crazy things to do in the Galapagos.

1: Swim With The Sharks

Dive into the waters of Kicker Rock to snorkel like you’ve never snorkeled before. What makes the area so unique? Well, it’s home to a group of hammerhead sharks! The guides promise that they’re domesticated enough not to attack swimmers, but you never know.

2: Break A Sweat In The Lava Tunnels

There’s a little-known series of caves near Santa Cruz where old volcanic eruptions have formed lava tunnels. It’s a beautiful, breathtaking attraction if you’re brave enough to try it!

3: Climb A Canopy

You’re not afraid of heights, right? Trek to the top of Cerro Azul for an incredible aerial view of the entire island. Then zipline your way back to solid ground!

4: Feed The Sea Lions

All visitors stop by Darwin’s famous island, but few are willing to explore beyond the cliffs and into Las Loberias, a beautiful bay where you can play in the water with turtles, trout and sea lions. The lions will even accept food right out of your hand!

These are just a few ways to break free of conventional “tourist” activities and really make the most of your trip to the Galapagos Islands. It’s a one-of-a-kind place, so you should give yourself a one-of-a-kind experience!

  • Chubskulit Rose April 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I will do the last three but not the first one, I wouldn't trust those sharks no matter how domesticated they are lol.

  • Maria Teresa Figuerres April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Out of the four activities in the list, I think I can only feed the sea lions. I'm not brave enough to swim with the sharks, enter a series of caves, or climb a canopy. Waah! I'm such a coward!

  • Ditas Aldover-Chu April 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    The island looks like such a sweet place to visit. I wonder how domesticated those sharks can be. I've seen so many hammerhead sharks in movies and I can't trust them like what Rose said.

  • Teresa Martinez April 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Deep in my heart is a real desire to travel and see wonderful places but I find it impossible to do that at this time. Someday I hope to see Galapagos Islands and many other places.

  • Shengkay Apuhin April 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    feed the sea lions is fine with me…but swim with shark? aguy! we can not predict their tantrums…but if your into that kind of adventures go lang ng go..