Galapagos Islands whale watching

Galapagos whale watching tours

Whale watching tour is so popular that many people find this application to be entertaining, educational, interesting and useful. There's no seagoing experience quite like watching, close-up, a sleek whale weighing thousands of pounds frolic like a child in it's natural habitat.

Galapagos Islands whale watchingWhales are intelligent, sensitive mammals.

Whales range in size and weight from the 31-metre blue whale, the world’s largest, weighing between 80 and 130 tonnes, to the 2.4-metre dwarf sperm whale, weighing about 150 kilograms.

They are divided into the toothed whales (eg., sperm and killer whales) and the baleen whales (like humpbacks). Toothed whales feed on squid, fish, and sometimes marine mammals. Mostly, baleen whales sieve planktonic organisms from the water. All are air-breathing, warm-blooded mammals that give live birth and nurse their young.

Whale watching in Galapagos IslandsNo tour of the Galapagos Islands would be complete without taking the opportunity to sightsee some of the whale species that can be found in the waters surrounding the islands. If this sounds particularly attractive to you, make your way over to Fernandina and Isabela Islands. Whale watching is a popular tourist attraction in this area.


 


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