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The two Plazas islands lie just off the Eastern coast of Santa Cruz. They were formed from lava streaming up from the ocean floor and the southern island is open to visitors. South Plazas is one of the most concentrated wildlife sites in the archipelago. Following the land tour, you have the opportunity to snorkel at Punta Carrion, where you can see marine turtles, golden rays and black tip sharks.
South Plazas Island & Punta Carrión
Lying just north of Baltra, Seymour is a small island formed of uplifted lava, covered in a forest of dwarf palo santo trees. The island is a breeding site for frigate birds, Nazca boobies and blue footed boobies. The tour then heads to Bachas beach, named such because of the abandoned WWII barges along the shore.
North Seymour & Bachas Beach
Barrington Bay on Santa Fe island is known for its large colony of sea lions that live on the two white sand beaches at the head of the bay. Visitors often have to navigate their way around groups of sleeping cows and pups. Finally, there is an opportunity to snorkel with sting rays, green sea turtles and sea lions in the clear waters of Anchorage Bay.
Santa Fe Island
This is arguably the most beautiful spot in the Galapagos, and is one of the most photographed. The view of the volcanic island from the top is absolutely spectacular. The landscape of Sullivan Bay consists of rock which still bears the marks of its initial flow in 1889.
Bartolome & Sullivan Bay
This is a stunning site of the north-eastern side of San Cristobal, and it is the only place on the island where it is possible to see the Nazca booby, the blue footed booby and the red footed booby nesting in the same place. Following the land tour, you have the opportunity to snorkel at Punta Pitt Islote, where you can see marine turtles, golden rays and black tip sharks.
Punta Pitt & Pitt Islote
Española is the southernmost island in the archipelago. It is one of the oldest islands in the group and has very few obviously volcanic features. The whole of its south coast is a low cliff, which makes it an ideal nesting side for the endemic wave Albatross. Following the land tour, you have the opportunity to snorkel at Garden Islote, where you can see marine turtles and golden rays.