South Plazas

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Departures: Monday and Thursday

South Plaza is a small island of 13 hectares, located at the east of Santa Cruz. Its twin, North Plaza is reserved only for scientific studies. The channel between the two islands is the home of the largest colonies of sea lions in the archipelago. There is an important colony of land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus) which are the smallest around it. The last census on the island, about land iguanas, reported a population of 350 iguanas that feed on all kinds of plants, but during the dry season they survive on fruit and flowers of Opuntia cacti, which are abundant in the islet. From the cliff of the island you can see one of the most colorful birds of the archipelago such as the tropical bird (Phaeton aethereus), the forked-tailed gull (Creagrus durcatus) and flocks of Galapagos shearwaters (Puffinus subalaris).

Snorkeling is done in Punta Carrión. Excellent place to see the white tip reef sharks, where they swim around peacefully through the bottom of the sea.


07:00 am Pick up passengers at the hotel

08:30 am The dinghy picks up passengers in the channel and takes them to Altamar Yacht

8:45 am The ride to South Plaza Island starts

10:15 am Arrive on Plazas Islands

10:30 am Disembark to island and visit (hike) on the island

11:45 am Return on board.

12:00 am Lunch on board

12:45 pm Riding to Carrion Point

01:45 pm Arrive to Carrion Point

02:00 pm Snorkel in Carrion Point

02:30 pm Return on board

02:45 pm Return to Itabaca Channel

03:00 pm Return to Puerto Ayora

03:45 pm Return to the hotel


• Transportation from Puerto Ayora hotel – Itabaca Channel – Puerto Ayora hotel

• Visit in the Galapagos National Park with bilingual certified guide (English-Spanish)

• Lunch

• Snakcs after visits

• Coffee or tea station

• Towels

• Water bottle for the hike

• Snorkel equipment (mask and tube, fins according to available sizes)


• Soda

• Alcoholic beverages

• Tips to crew and guide.

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