Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... than we had expected and we were greeted there by a giant tortoise sitting under the pagoda. Along the way back we stopped of at a nice viewpoint overlooking the ocean and surrounding area including back on Puerto Villamil and the volcano. Then we stopped numerous times along the waterfront and at some mangroves. We saw another 2 wild tortoises and lots of huge marine iguanas!! We also saw blue footed boobies and pelicans diving for fish right ...
... 8220;they live around the fishing boats”, he added) and remain with them. It did not take long to locate them in the shallow water and within minutes I could see the Pelicans circling overhead. Suddenly without warning two dived hitting the water only a few feet from me. Sirco was right it was great. The water was also murky but I found that if I was close enough, I could see the Pelican underwater with mouth open charging into the shoal after the dive. ...
... baby whale. The guide said they were humpbacks but they looked too pale compared to the ones in Puerto Lopez. Once back on solid land we rented some snorkels for $2.5 and headed back to,the dock to swim with the penguins and seals. We were surrounded by a group of very playful seals who were twisting and somersaulting all around us. One swam so close to Vicki I thought it was going to touch her, but he swam off at the last second. We had the best day swimming with so many ...
... and the $600 worth of dives worth it. It would have been a real shame to have left with out seeing them.
Wandering around after lunch I saw a flamingo and some lizards but best news is that I was able to get a flight from Isabella to San Cristobal on Wednesday. This means that tomorrow won't be wasted in bloody boat transfers. It costs twice as much as the boats at $140 but only takes 30 minutes compared to 7-8 hours. I can stay on Isabella a ...
... the walls and then a young sealion joined us, playing round the boat and generally showing off for us. On the opposite side to the boobies, the rock was less steep and this was where the penguins hung out.
After the dinghy tour the boat was on the move again, heading to Punta Moreno. We were lucky enough to come across two pods of dolphins. One of them seemed to be racing the boat while the other pod hung around for a while riding the bow wave.