Lobos Island is a small flat island, located 10 kilometers northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, on the coast of Isla San Cristobal. Isla Lobos name is given because it is home to several sea lions that frolic on the beach and his fur brown highlights on the white sand. He is also the ideal place to watch nesting frigates and blue-footed boobies. It has a protected channel where you can go snorkeling with sea lions.
Lobos Island is a small, peaceful island separated by a channel of Isla San Cristobal. Present coastal vegetation to salt water tolerant plants, on which you can see a small colony of common frigates, there are also sea lions, blue footed boobies, a beautiful natural breakwaters and other attractions, botanical, ecological and recreational.
It has a track is 850 meters and the estimated time is one hour tour. The tour goes through a dry vegetation zone, substratum of volcanic rocks and a sandy area.
On the island Lobos can be seen the two species of wolves present in the archipelago. The sea lions and fur seal or also known fur seals. As the Latin name suggested, fur seals are related to the California sea lion, while the fur seal has its origins in Antarctica.
The Galapagos sea lion is also known as wolf hair. Males have a crest and can weigh about 250 kg, females reach 110 kg. The coat color varies from gray to dark brown, depending on sex and age.
Also in the Lobos Island you can see marine iguanas, lava lizards of Chatham, east of freshwater snake, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, turns stones, common sandpiper, canary maria, zayapa, the Galapagos sea lion, seagull white head.
During the tour around the island Lobos panga can see brown pelicans, several species of shore birds, in contrast to surface while diving is common presence of juvenile sea lions, stingrays and sea turtles.
Map Lobos Island, San Cristobal Galapagos