Saturday, 21 July 2012

Galapagos - Dry and Wet Landings

As all galapagos tours will have both wet and dry landings in the course of an itinerary, it is important that travelers bring shoes/sandals that they don't mind getting wet.
It's a good idea to bring a towel along for wet landings so that you can dry your feet and change into socks and hiking shoes. However, I used Keen Waterfront Sandals and used those sandals for both landings and the hiking as well.

Dry Landing:
On a dry landing, the panga will sail next to a cement or natural rock outcropping and travelers can step out of the panga directly onto the dry land.

Wet landing:
On a wet landing, the panga will approach a sandy beach and travelers will step
 out of the panga into ankle deep (or possibly knee deep) water and walk to shore. You can either simply walk onto the beach and put on our hiking shoes and socks or use water sandals.

This is a short video showing the different type of landings:

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