South Plaza & Santa Fe Island | Go Galapagos

South Plaza & Santa Fe Island

AM: South Plaza Island Sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, and land iguanas are all at the landing site. The small island is covered with a carpet of a red succulent, studded with Opuntia cacti. At the cliff edge, we spend time watching birds like frigate birds, flocks of Galapagos shearwaters, and particular note, flights of displaying […]

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AM: South Plaza Island Sea lions, swallow-tailed gulls, and land iguanas are all at the landing site. The small island is covered with a carpet of a red succulent, studded with Opuntia cacti. At the cliff edge, we spend time watching birds like frigate birds, flocks of Galapagos shearwaters, and particular note, flights of displaying red-billed tropic birds.

PM: Santa Fe Island After a fabulous snorkel in the turquoise waters of the protected bay, we may have enjoyed time with sea lions, turtles, reef sharks, and spotted eagle rays. Landing on a sandy beach, we spend time watching the abundant sea lions there with us. We begin a walk past a forest of island-endemic giant Opuntia cacti, and we can watch the Santa Fe land Iguana.