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Plaza Sur Island & Carrion Point.

Wildlife

Activities

Tour Description

Early breakfast. Navigation to Plaza Island. Sometimes hard disembark on the landing site, we will observe enormous prickly pear cactus and the endemic succulent sesuvian. Land iguanas () huge colony in Galapagos we will see the yellow-brown land iguanas feeding on the fruit and pads of the prickly pear cactus, also marine iguanas living along the coast and a Hybrid iguana! () between a male marine and a female land iguana.()

The second visitor site is Punta Carrión(): great snorkel to see a variety of fish, rays, and if lucky the white tip sharks. From Punta Carrion we navigate a short distance through the beautiful Itabaca Channel with its turquoise waters, return to Puerto Ayora.

About the Island

South Plaza (Spanish: Isla Plaza Sur) is a small island off the east coast of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands. It has an area of 0.13 km and a maximum altitude of 23 metres.

South Plaza was formed by lava up streaming from the bottom of the ocean. Despite its small size it is home to a large number of species and it is famous for its extraordinary flora. That is why this island is very popular with visitors. On the steep banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting Red-billed Tropicbirds and Swallow-tailed Gulls, but most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. Very attractive are the beautiful prickly pear cactus trees (Opuntia echios) and of course the large colony of Galapagos Land Iguanas. Depending on the season, the Sesuvium ground vegetation changes its colour from intense green in the rainy season to orange and purple in the dry season.

Itinerary

 

07h45

Pick up from your Hotel, departure from Puerto Ayora to Itabaca channel, and then from there to Plaza sur Island, 1.30 hour navigation.

09h30

Arrival to Plaza sur, dry landing, soft hike throught the small island, land iguand, Hybrids, sea lions, coastal birds, etc.

12h00

Lunch aboard – navigation to Punta Carrion Bay.

14h00

Swimming and great snorkel in Punta carrion Bay

15h30

Depart to Arrival to Itabaca channel – later on with our Bus to Puerto Ayora town

17h30

 Arrival to Puerto Ayora

Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch on board
  • Towels, Excursions
  • Snorkel Gear ( Mask & fins )
  • Coffe, tea
  • Drinking water.

Prices do not include:

  • Personal expenses on board
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Services not Indicated.

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