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Santa Fe Island Tour

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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.

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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.

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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

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