Craggy, rocky shorelines and sun-kissed golden beaches seem to stretch to infinity. Teeming with land and marine wildlife the Galápagos Islands are a sea kayaker’s utopia. Set to your pace, you decide how you wish to explore these untamed waters, with the remarkable scenery offering the ideal backdrop.
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 Galápagos 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 Galápagos kayaking adventure, with a company that has been granted special kayaking permits by the park. &Beyond can assist with this.
For a breathtaking 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 Galápagos 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.