When paddling across ocean waters a head rises to greet you. It’s a sea lion, a cute and calm character that loves these waters. Now another. And another. Soon there are hundreds of them besides you, hundreds of cute faces above the surface.
There are many places across the Galapagos Islands where you can kayak with sea lions. Some are accessible with an island-based stay, but the best are more remote, only found on a longer Galapagos cruise.
After an hour kayaking with sea lions you can venture onto a beach, where they bask in the sun and swivel necks to follow you. There are no fences. It’s just you and the sea lions, deep in a marine wilderness.