Lobos Island, Galapagos

An oasis of tranquility, with wonderful swimming

Lobos Island, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Lobos Island is named after the colony of Galapagos Sea Lions that live here, but they aren't the only native Galapagos species that calls this narrow island home. You can see Galapagos Fur Seals basking here, and there is a nesting colony of Blue-Footed Boobies that come to Lobos each year to raise their chicks.

There are one or two short hiking trails that lead into the center of the island, and this is always a peaceful place to visit. Galapatours visitors tell us it's one of their favorite visitor sites to just sit and soak up the Galapagos atmosphere.

Back on the beach, the swimming and snorkeling is wonderful, and thanks to the island's position close to the main shore of San Cristobal, the channel between them is sheltered and the turquoise water is crystal clear.  This is a Galapatours favorite spot, so speak to one of our Galapagos specialists if you want help choosing an itinerary that includes a visit to this special place.

Photos of Lobos Island

Highlights at Lobos Island

  • Galapagos Sea Lions and Fur Seals
  • Nesting Blue-Footed Boobies
  • Wonderful snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere

Possible Activities

Hiking, Snorkeling, Panga Ride

Map of Lobos Island

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Our cruises that include Lobos Island