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Snorkeling with Orcas in Galapagos - the video

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Snorkeling with Orcas in Galapagos - the video
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Here's an amazing video taken last week by a passenger aboard the Samba - just WOW! https://youtu.be/R3SZhICT-Vc

This doesn't happen all the time - in fact, it's pretty rare. But it's the kind of thing Galapagos has to offer. If it's not swimming with orcas, it's something else.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

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Wow!!!

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On my first Galapagos trip, on a dive liveaboard, orcas were sighted and we raced in the panga to catch up with them. The hardier souls got into the water with them to snorkel. I was too chilled from the morning's dives to get in the water again, so just watched from the panga. They are sooo-oooo big up close like that!

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That's what I love about the Samba - they will do what they can to bring you close to nature. I didn't see orcas but we did some quick 180s to see whales and sun fish that often larger boats can't do in time. I'm not sure we woukd have had that many screamers on our trip 😉 we tended to appreciate in silence so not to potentially scare but I can imagine the excitement.

What an experience that would have been

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Amazing video! My daughter would be right in there with them - me, not so much - lol!

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Doing both NW & SE voyages back to back next month.

Hope we’ll have some great moments during our trip also.

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Amazing video Heather!

Thanks for posting!

Saludos cordiales,

Dennis Yépez

Guanguiltagua Expeditions

Edited: 23 November 2021, 18:44
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I Have had some really unique snorkeling experiences but that video brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for posting.

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