SUPing in the Galápagos Islands without exaggeration, is an experience like no other, because it is a place like no other. Sitting right atop the Equator and approximately 600 miles west of Ecuador at the intersection of 5 ocean currents lies this natural laboratory of one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. The islands emerged from the bottom of the sea through a series of volcanic eruptions possessing the unique trait of never having been connected to the mainland. As disconnected as they are, they create a sense of life in its most natural state. Paddle within feet of penguins and blue footed boobies while manta rays glide smoothly around your board. The lack of instinctive fear of humans allows an up close encounter with giant tortoises and marine iguanas. Experience the playful and curious sea lions as they swim and jump alongside you while the sun set creates a scene you will not soon forget. . Jump off your board and snorkel in the cool waters amid shimmering fish, sea turtles, coral, and sharks all amongst the backdrop of giant shield volcanoes. The waters will draw you in. Come witness what Darwin discovered years ago- that we are all connected and come from the same seed. Get on your board and get salty!!