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Isabela Island tour


Elizabeth Bay, further south still is Elizabeth Bay. It is not possible to land here so a panga trip is the only option.

At the entrance to the bay are the Mariela Islands which offer an excellent opportunity to see penguins.

Galapagos diver and sea lion

Santo Tomas Volcano, it is possible to climb to the top of this volcano. Landing at Puerto Villamil at the south of the island it is necessary to take an 18 km ride to the smaller settlement of Santo Tomas on the slopes of the volcano. The visitor trail goes round the rim. Vermillion flycatchers, Galapagos hawks, finches and short-eared owls.

Alcedo Volcano, still active, and recently seriously so, it is possible to take a trail to the crater from Shipton Cove on the East coast of the island. This is a wet landing and the trail is steep, rocky and about 10 km long. Because the journey takes between 6 and 7 hours to the 1128 metres peak of Alcedo, there is a camp site so that the return trip does not have to be completed in a day.

Galapagos penguins

Punta Moreno situated on the southwest portion of Isabela, The tour begins with a panga ride along the beautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including great blue herons, are usually spotted.

The environment is enigmatic; the driest lava fields you will ever see are interspersed with lagoons and small ponds containing abundant wildlife, including a few pintail ducks and flamingos. There are several clumps of lava cactus and other pioneering plants here, but a species of Scalesia is also seen, as is the carpenter bee, one of the few insect pollinators in the Galapagos.

Galapagos Archipelago, Fernandina Island
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