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My husband (70)and I (67) are on the Flora on March 8 excursion. We’ve only snorkeled once and I am not sure if I’m going to be that adventuresome. If I choose not to do the snorkeling, are there other options while the rest of the guests or snorkeling?

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1 minute ago, bkfs said:

My husband (70)and I (67) are on the Flora on March 8 excursion. We’ve only snorkeled once and I am not sure if I’m going to be that adventuresome. If I choose not to do the snorkeling, are there other options while the rest of the guests or snorkeling?

There will be a land based option but the one person in our party who chose it regretted not doing the snorkeling. When else in your life will you have the opportunity to snorkel with sea lions, penguins, and sea turtles...all at the same time? I was 61, had done a bit of surface snorkeling in the Caribbean, and am a decent swimmer in average shape at best. I was SO GLAD I went for it...even though the idea of a wet suit was very intimidating! 

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40 minutes ago, bkfs said:

My husband (70)and I (67) are on the Flora on March 8 excursion. We’ve only snorkeled once and I am not sure if I’m going to be that adventuresome. If I choose not to do the snorkeling, are there other options while the rest of the guests or snorkeling?

 

If you search for "Dive Shops" in your area, you'll find they offer snorkeling instruction.  Look for one with their own pool, a class will generally take about 3 hours.  You'll be able to develop a great deal more comfort in the water, and you'll likely get much more out of your experience in the Galapagos.  Considering the cost, and the "once in a lifetime" nature of this trip, this would be time and money well spent. 

 

Harris

Denver, CO

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I can only speak for our experience onboard Xpedition.  When they do offer snorkeling, there are usually two options; a deep water snorkel from the zodiacs, or a beach snorkel.

I strongly recommend you at least try the beach snorkel. 

 

No one is going to make you do an excursion beyond your comfort level. The wet suit even adds a measure of additional boyancy and you can just enjoy the beach and the water if you prefer, or tire of snorkeling.

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2 hours ago, omeinv said:

 

If you search for "Dive Shops" in your area, you'll find they offer snorkeling instruction.  Look for one with their own pool, a class will generally take about 3 hours.  You'll be able to develop a great deal more comfort in the water, and you'll likely get much more out of your experience in the Galapagos.  Considering the cost, and the "once in a lifetime" nature of this trip, this would be time and money well spent. 

 

Harris

Denver, CO

Too late for class. We r leaving Friday. I’ll just do the beach snorkel and “dive” into it!!

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