Take this trip to discover South Plaza Island in the Galápagos Archipelago and go snorkelling in Punta Carrion Cove!
From Puerto Ayora Port, you will take a bus to the Itabaca Channel located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. You will take the 45-minute tourist route across the island, passing through five climate zones on the way. When you arrive, an inflatable boat will be waiting to take you to the boat on which you will head to South Plaza Island, which takes approximately 1.5 hours.
On arrival at South Plaza, you will be greeted by about a hundred sea lions! Indeed, it is around this island that one can find the most sea lions in the whole Galápagos archipelago. You will set off on a hike across the island's white sandy beach where you will meet the Galápagos marine iguanas, a reptile species found nowhere else in the world. You will continue along a hiking trail through a mixture of scrub vegetation and giant Prickly Pear forest. On your way, you are sure to encounter other iguanas that come to feed on the island.
You will then arrive at the top of the cliffs and will have the chance to observe the many seabirds that nest there. After that, you will get back on the boat and head for Punta Carrion on the east coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is a small, sheltered cove and a perfect place for snorkelling. You will don your equipment and dive into the crystal clear waters, where you will observe a wide variety of marine animals, such as Galápagos rays and thousands of tropical fish.
A packed lunch will be provided at lunchtime. You will be taken back to Puerto Ayora Port at the end of your activity.