What to do on Isla Lobos? Updated guide 2024

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If you are wondering what to do on Isla Lobos de Galapagos, you are in the right place. If we talk about the Enchanted Islands, we know that the name “wolves” referred to in this context are the sea ​​lions, by the way, very famous in the archipelago, the island is home to a great colony of these playful marine mammals.

Unlike other Galapagos Islands, Lobos is not an island where tourists are allowed to disembark. The visit is generally carried out in small boats that circle the island, allowing responsible and non-invasive observation of wildlife.

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Isla Lobos, a small, rocky outcrop that acts as home to sea lion colonies off the coast of Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

How many days is it recommended to visit Isla Lobos?

Lobos has strict environmental protection, like all the Galapagos islands, it is protected by strict environmental regulations. Local authorities ensure that tourism is sustainable and the human impact on the natural environment is limited.

For this reason it is very difficult to visit Isla Lobos on your own, we recommend booking a cruise that includes this wonderful island in its itinerary, so that your adventure in the Galapagos is complete.

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What can you find on Isla Lobos?

This island of the archipelago is an important place of mating and breeding for the sea ​​lions in the Galapagos. During mating season, it is common to see males displaying their impressive size and strength to establish their dominance in colonies.

In addition to sea lions, the island is an important habitat for several species of coastal birds. You can find birds such as blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and pelicans on the island.

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Lobos marinos descansando en la playa de arena blanca / Foto archivo RT

Wildlife watching

It is the ideal place to observe wildlife, and as its name indicates, especially the colony of sea lions that inhabit it. You can see how they play on the beach and dive into the water. There are also birds such as blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and pelicans that you can observe up close.


The snorkeling in crystal clear waters that surround this island will allow you to immerse yourself in a fascinating underwater world. You will see a wide variety of tropical fish, manta rays and other marine creatures, as well as swim alongside playful sea lions, thanks to the presence of these friendly and curious mammals, snorkeling in the waters of this island is a unique experience, the sea lions often approach the snorkelers, making this activity unforgettable.

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Snorkeling con lobo marino / Foto de Responsible Travel


The unique landscapes and wildlife of the Galapagos provide countless opportunities to capture stunning photographs. Be sure to bring your camera and capture unforgettable moments during your visit.


Although Isla Lobos is small, you can enjoy a quiet walk and appreciate the island's natural landscape, as well as its unique flora and fauna.

Relax on the beach

Enjoy the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Isla Lobos. You can relax in the sun, read a book or simply enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

Boat trips 

Many cruises offer boat excursions around Isla Lobos, giving you the opportunity to see the island from different perspectives and also spot other marine species such as sharks, sea turtles, and rays.

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Turistas en excursión en bote / Foto archivo RT

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I visit Isla Lobos on my own?

No, it is best to do it in a Cruise to Galapagos , or if it is your preference, hire a daily tour from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

What is the most beautiful thing about Isla Lobos?

As its name indicates, you will have a unique experience spotting the colony of sea lions that inhabit the island. Snorkeling with them is also an extraordinary experience, accompanied by other marine species.

When is it advisable to visit Isla Lobos?

The Galapagos weather It is characterized by two main seasons, wet and dry, both seasons have their advantages and attractions, it will depend on your personal preferences and the activities you want to do.

Where is Lobos Island in the Galapagos located?

It is approximately 20 minutes by boat (10 kilometers) from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno from San Cristobal Island .

Are there facilities and services on Isla Lobos, such as bathrooms or places to eat?

Lobos is a small uninhabited island and has no tourist facilities, services or places to eat.

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