But we went in October, on an expedition by Ecoventura (www.ecoventura.com). The boat ride between the islands prompted us to break out the Dramamine, but we saw and did everything from wandering the highlands looking for grazing giant tortoises to hiking an extinct volcano to snorkeling.
The only downside was the Humboldt Current bringing cold water from the Antarctic, so we had to wear wet suits or risk turning blue. The sea lions didn’t mind the wet suits—it just made us look more like them. And besides, it was the busy courtship season—complete with silly dance—for those peculiar Galapagos sea birds, the blue-footed boobies.