Champion Islet, Galapagos

One of the best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos

Champion Islet, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Champion Islet is considered one of the best snorkeling sites in the entire archipelago. This small island was originally named after a famous whaler, Andrew Champion, and in its beautiful waters you can see Galapagos Sea Lions, Green Turtles, Hammerheads, Rays, and many colorful reef fish.

Champion Islet isn't only for those who seek out marine life. On shore you can find Galapagos Penguins, Blue-Footed Boobies and Frigatebirds to name but a few. One very special resident is the Floreana Mockingbird. This species is extremely rare, with only an estimated 100 individuals left - of which only 30-40 of them are left on this island. It is unknown how much longer this fragile species can survive.

Photos of Champion Islet

Highlights at Champion Islet

  • The incredibly rare Floreana Mockingbird
  • Superb snorkeling, with a wide variety of marine life

Possible Activities

Snorkeling, Panga Ride

Map of Champion Islet

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