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All reviews sea lions and pelicans fresh fish fun to watch lobster catch of the day for sale daily catch hanging around great spectacle free entertainment filet daily life the main street local animals fish head santa cruz great photo opportunities
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A daily event, this is a great place to see the sealion and many pelicans along with a few frigates and a heron compete for the occasional piece of fish skin or guts. Go before noon, earlier is better, but they mostly fold up by noon-1:00 pm. Lots of activity. You might get hit by a wing or kicked in the head as a pelican takes off or lands but there are lots of opportunity for up close photos. Worth thirty minutes to go, sit and just watch the people and the animals then grab a bite or a drink across the street with a wonderful view of the bay.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We enjoyed watching a sea lion, a heron, and some pelicans hoping for a snack. There were also a lot of iguanas hanging out in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Much like the rest of the Galapagos, humans have to live in close proximity to different wildlife, which is no more apparent than the Fish Market.

Sea lions, pelicans, gulls, herons, finches and marine iguanas surround the fishmongers, who have to fillet fish and swat flies under the watchful eyes of the aforementioned fauna.

We didn’t buy anything to eat but we certainly left with fantastic memories, and videos to boot.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Well worth an early AM visit.
Say 8 am. Take your camera as you will have very memorable moments to save.
Having spent hours taking photos of
Pelicans , Frigates, and Sea Lions throughout the islands, you have it all in close up here. Very funny sea lion having tug of war with a pelican over a piece of fish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jonathannicholls
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

We went to the market after 4 pm when fresh seafood was brought by fishermen, and pelicans, a sea lion, and different birds performed a show trying to catch pieces of fish.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eugenia B
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