Snorkelling

Day Trips from Bonito, Brazil & Rio da Prata & Other Eco Tourism Activities

Bonito is a must-see tourist destination if you are visiting Brazil, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors! Admittedly it’s a tad off the beaten track but is worth it to spend some time in the ecotourism capital of Brazil. It’s also not too far from South Pantanal so is easily combined with some wetlands wildlife spotting! Keep your eyes peeled for my new post coming soon about The Pantanal!... Read More...

The Galapagos : Part 3 – The Central Islands – Lava, Sharks and Orca’s!

We ran back to the boat so quickly, hopped straight in the panga and headed for where we could see lots of frigate birds gathering. Apparently they feed on the remains of what the orcas don’t eat so they were a good indicator where to go! It seemed to take ages to get there especially as the sea was quite rough. We all were tense, keeping our fingers and toes crossed we wouldn’t get there too late! But then we saw the orca breach creating a huge splash! Eventually our pangas caught up with them but then it was a guessing game where they would surface making photographing them pretty tricky! At one point we were all staring off into the distance on the right side of the panga when we heard a loud Pffff - the orca had breached just metres away from us whilst we had our backs turned!... Read More...

The Galapagos Islands part 2 – spectacular wildlife on the southern islands!

Back on the pangas we headed for some rocks to do some deep water snorkelling. This was my absolute favourite snorkelling experience so far - yes even better than the Great Barrier Reef! Firstly I have never encountered water so clear before - the visibility was un-real! Secondly, we were surrounded by younger more playful sea-lion pups that interacted with us even more than on the previous day off San Cristobal! They were spinning in circles and zooming up to us before diving beneath.... Read More...

The Galapagos Islands : Wildlife Paradise and a whole lot of boobies! Part 1 : The Eastern Islands

I can’t imagine any place so spectacular as the Galapagos Islands - the wildlife, the beaches, the geography, the natural history… It’s such a privilege to be here and experience it first hand after seeing it on so many wildlife documentaries. Do you remember the famous scene with the racing snakes and the iguanas in BBC one’s planet earth? It was so shocking it went viral across social media. It was in fact filmed in The Galapagos! ... Read More...