Since we are on the theme of Galapagos do-it-yourself activities we may as well tell you about las Tintoreras. It is most common to hire a boat tour out to this series of small islets, then go snorkeling in the reefs around them. We decided to make a bit of an adventure out of it and save some money at the same time, so we rented some flippers, geared up with our speedo goggles and homemade snorkels and swam the 1.5 hours. On the way we encountered a penguin, a sea turtle, rays, sharks, schools of tropical fish and a group of about 15 very playful sea lions.
Oops...We came to this sign after swimming with the sharks.