Fernando Diez
Written by Fernando Diez Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Galapagos Sea Lion basking in the sun

The Galápagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) is a species of sea lion that exclusively breeds on the Galápagos Islands and – in smaller numbers – on Isla de la Plata (Ecuador). Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous species in the Galápagos archipelago, they are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores or rock groups or gliding gracefully through the surf. Take a look below at a few of our favorite images and photos of our Galapagos sea lions in their environment!

Sea lions are known as friendly hosts on the Galapagos Islands, since they are very social and curious with tourists.

Galapagos Cruise Guests sitting on a rock next to Sea Lion
Like most of the baby sea lions, this tiny pup likes to spend a sunny day sleeping after playing in the golden sands of Galapagos.
Golden sea lion pup in the Galapagos
They are definitely fun to watch since they have such a playful nature to them.
Galapagos sea lions laying on white sand beach
Like most of the baby sea lions, this tiny pup likes to spend a sunny day sleeping after playing in the golden sands of Galapagos' beaches.
Young girl sitting next to a sleepy Galapagos sea lion pup
They are a very curious species and their curiosity leads them to wander into areas inhabited by people and like to follow them around.
Galapagos sea lion with mouth wide open with head above water facing Guest
Their loud barks are very distinctive and they like to draw attention greeting passengers on the Islands.
Guests taking photos of a Galapagos sea lion herd
You will only find the Galapagos Sea Lion in two places. They are the Galapagos Islands and Isla de la Plata.
Guests taking upclose photo of Galapagos sea lions
There is no better sight for a photographer than to find a tiny pup waking up from a long nap. This is when they are in their more playful mood.
Young lady standing next to a Galapagos sea lion at shore


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Fernando Diez
Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Director for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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