Paddle your way around the Galapagos Islands

The essence of Kayaking

Craggy, rocky shorelines and sun kissed golden beaches seem to stretch to infinity. Teeming with wildlife the Galapagos Islands are a sea kayaker’s utopia. What a wonderful way to probe the magnificent, dramatic coastline.

Set your own pace and decide how serene or invigorated you wish to make your explorations. The remarkable scenery is the ideal backdrop with the spray of the salty ocean on your skin and the wind in your hair.

Active travellers will marvel at the opportunity to get an eye- and sea-level perspective of the islands. With the island always at the forefront and the commitment to an unspoilt, unharmed paradise, the Galapagos National Park Service regulates sea kayaking within the marine reserve and is very aware of how many footprints (paddles) tread on the water. If your focal point is to experience the region by kayak then it is advised to book a designated Galapagos kayaking adventure, with a company that has been granted special kayaking permits by the park. &Beyond can arrange this for you.

For a breath-taking experience take yourself to one of the areas in the national park where kayaking is permitted. Fortunately the kayaks are all of the “sit on top” kind and require no previous experience. As you paddle through the exquisite indigo ocean, relax into your magnificent personal aquatic, wildlife show. The opening act dramatically presents Galapagos penguins, sea lions, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, pelicans, and marine iguanas.

These are just a few of the delightful wildlife species you’ll see, and below the water through the clear turquoise hue life is easily visible below the surface. Tranquil seas make kayaking an activity for all ages.

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