Santa Fe Island Tour
Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest islands in the archepelago with some volcanic rocks over 4 million years old. Santa Fe is also home to the Barrington Land Iguana, a unique species endemic only to this island. Wander the beach with countless sea lions and hike through Opuntia Cactus trees looking for the Barrington Iguana (wildlife spottings not guaranteed). This tour can be arranged as a private charter if you desire.
Tour Highlights and Inclusions:
- Visit one of the oldest volcanic islands in the Galapagos.
- See the unique Barrington Island Land Iguana.
- Landing on an isolated beach popular with Sea Lions.
- Hike through towering Opuntia Cacti forests.
English Name: Barrington Island Spanish Name: Isla Santa Fe
Location & Geography: Santa Fe Island, located southwest of Santa Cruz, is one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos archepelago.
Terrestrial Wildlife: Colonies of California Sea Lions, Barrington Land Iguanas, and a few unique rodents.
Marine Wildlife: Galapagos Sharks, Various Rays, Pelagic Fish and Sea Lions
Difficulty: Moderate due to terrain and exposure : disembarkation from zodiac, open water snorkeling, moderate hiking.
You will need: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear, bathing suit/ change of clothes and light jacket for the return trip.
|Start time: 7am at hotel||Duration: full day||Origin: Santa Cruz||Embarcation Point: Balta/Puerto Ayora|
|Group Size: 20 maximum||Vessel Type: Motor Yatch||Activity level: leisurely||Total Travel Time: Land ~2 hours; Water 3-4 hours|