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Santiago Island tour


Galapagos sea lion

Sullivan Bay is especially fascinating for those who are interested in geology and volcanology. You can take a spectacular walk over the uneroded, black lava flow covered with lava bubbles and tree-trunks mold in the surface.

Buccaneer Cove: Located on the northwest corner of the island, this area was a haven for pirates during the 1600s and I700s. This is typically a cruise-by point due to the sometimes unsafe (wet) landing conditions (when the sea is active) and the lack of unique wildlife. Also, the large fenced-in vegetation area doesn't make it the most popular of Visitor Sites.

Galapagos beach

 

About 5 km from Puerto Egas lies the Playa Espumilla. Behind this brown-sand beach there are two lagoons where you can observe flamingos if you are lucky. Those graceful birds move from lagoon to lagoon on their search for crabs.

James Bay: Located on the west side of James Island, the wet landing on the dark sands of Puerto Egas, James Bay leads to one of the more rewarding visits in the Galapagos. First, a trail leads inland to the remains of a salt mining operation, one of several largely unsuccessful attempts to commercialize the Galapagos. Some groups will make the 1 hour round trip to the Sugarloaf Volcano (about 1000 ft elevation).

But it is the Fur Seal Grotto that produces the most pleasure for visitors. Here one can get very close views of both fur seals and sea lions in a series of rocky pools. For many, this is the only opportunity to see the Galapagos fur seal, once thought to be on the verge of extinction. In addition to the fur seals. James Bay offers the best opportunity for tide-pooling in the Galapagos.

Galapagos Archipelago, Isabela Island
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