TripAdvisor Reviews Orca San Cristobal
Travel Blogs from San Cristobal
... Joan ( from San Fransisco). Looking forward to another snorkelling and hoping the visibility good. As it turned out the visibility was only average, but we did see the expected sharks and I was able to get a good video of them with the underwater camera. I had a small scrape on my leg from the panga, so took credit for attracting so many! After our early morning swim and breakfast we headed to San ...
Arrived in the Galapagos Islands, first island San Cristobal after an early start. Time changes again and the clock goes back another hour. After clearing customs we collect our bags to be thrown on the back of a truck and transported to the dock. We are bussed to the dock only to see that we had to get into the zodiacs from the fisherman's dock because the jetty was washed away 2 weeks ago. We are transported to the ...
... on the land next to the pier. They stayed within near sight or earshot from the moment we got off the boat until we departed and they provided us with some of the best and most memorable experienced we had while in the Galapagos.
In the afternoon we had an optional activity, which Kim and I readily signed up for. We were promised bike riding and snorkelling, as well as a visit to a giant tree house with a fireman's pole. One of the tour guides had grown up on this ...
... come here on the yacht; it
is probably the second most expensive way to visit. There are probably a 80
yachts or more in the Archipelago at any given time during the peak season and
every one of those yachts would have paid somewhere between $1200USD and
$1500USD just to turn up at port. Then there are the endless additional charges
levied every time you turn around but only a small portion of this goes back to
the government to be reinvested into ...
clearance. Understandably this provides employment for the local populace and
the aims of protecting the unique environment and historical significance of
the place are necessary and admirable, however it isn’t productive in any
meaningful manner and it just frustrates the people who come to visit and who
basically sustain the local economy.
The Fur Seals were a hoot; the ultimate squatters. They ...