Green Turtles

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Green Turtles

Green Turtles

Why They're Cool: It's not uncommon to spot the shell of a passing sea turtle from your ship or panga, but it's 10 times cooler to actually get in the water and swim with these gentle creatures. Wearing a snorkel and a wetsuit, you'll skim along the surface as the turtles glide serenely beneath you, sometimes just a few feet away. Others hulk like rocks along the sea floor.

Where to See Them: The waters off of Isabela, Fernandina and Santa Cruz