Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... that are inhabited. We were on the dingy by 6:30 with the first stop of the day being Las Tintoreras, a set of small inlets in the harbour where white tipped reef sharks may be seen. As we rode over to where we could get off the dingy, we saw some Galápagos penguins and blue footed boobies. As we climbed off the raft, there were sea lions playing around, along with more penguins. The morning 1400 metre walk took us through an area of 'aa' lava. Some of ...
... water's edge, a few feet away from us. He jumps in the water and swims around. Seeing him underwater you appreciate just how agile they are and how well adapted they are to life underwater, they can turn on a sixpence and dart off as fast as a Ferrari!
We see quite a few fish as we head back towards the jetty, but nothing we haven't already seen, but they seem more active today, more territorial, chasing each other away from their ...
It turned out that we had to get a water taxi to the ferry. Of course the water taxi was an extra charge but one you have no choice about, still, at a dollar it wasn't worth kicking up a fuss over. The "Ferry" however turned out to be a speedboat, and in an area where you might be able to sit a dozen people they squeezed in 22!
I had my empaņada, Kirsty opted not to eat hers until after the journey. Probably a wise ...
... birds, with their pale blue masks, perched on the black volcanic rock, the captain of the boat points ahead of us, and he has spotted a school of golden Rays! He kills the engines, and we all get a great look at the deep golden creatures, moving so gracefully, there had to be a dozen or more, what a sight, let's hope this an omen for the day? Within the next 15 minutes we are all getting geared up for our first snorkel, and now that we have spotted the Rays, we ...
... like the rest of Ecuador, spotlessly clean. We make a b line for the super mercado for a frosty beer, and then walk to the short wooden pier where all the small water taxis are transporting people to various places, and we are immediately greeted by an array of extremely relaxed seal ions. They are so cute, and not at all phased by the people coming and going within inches of them at times, and in one instance, a lazy lion plunked himself right in the ...