Islands, an untouched natural paradise. Two species of dolphin are frequently seen while
touring the islands. These are bottled-nosed dolphin and the common
The bottled-nosed dolphin is the one most likely to
bee seen swimming in front of boats, riding the bow wave. By day or by
night, from two to a dozen or more of these graceful creatures may come
to the bow and spend as much as half an hour "piloting" the boat.
This is specially spectacular on dark nights when the
bioluminescence outlines their bodies and makes them glow as they race
thought the water. As they swim close to the boat you ay hear their
common dolphin is less likely to come to your ship, but, when, see, it
is often in schools of over one hundred individuals. It is a smaller and
has more white on its underparts than the bottle-nosed dolphin.
Many people dream of swimming with dolphins but few
are able to make the dream come true. The Galapagos' visitors can here
swim with dolphins and sea lions or admire giant turtles at the beach.
There is plenty of time for relaxing but, if you'd prefer to be more
active, then there are opportunities for diving and