Santa Fe Island (Spanish: Isla Santa Fé), also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small island of 24 km² which lies in the centre of the Galapagos archipelago, to the south east of Santa Cruz Island. Geologically it is one of the oldest, since volcanic rocks of about 4 million years old have been found. The vegetation of the island is characterized by brush, palo santo trees and stands of a large variety of the prickly pear cactus Opuntia echios.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 07:00 AM, then we will start navigating for ca. 2 hours, then we will have a wet landing in a sandy beach full of sea lions , we will be hiking for ca. 1 hour – we recomend hiking shoes-, we will observe the endemic land iguana (Conolophus pallidus) – unique to this island- , Galapagos hawks, giant Opuntia cactus , Rice Rat (Aegialomys galapagoensis bauri), and endemic giant Opuntia Cactus.
After the hike we return on board and we will have one of the most spectacular snorkel in Galapagos : Galapagos Sharks, Various Rays, Pelagic Fish and Sea Lions.
Later on we have our tasty lunch, return to Santa Cruz island.
The visitor site is a wet landing located in Barrington Bay on the northeastern side of the island. Large numbers of sea lions are found on the beaches in the bay, occasionally hindering peregrination to the two trails leading from the beach.he kingdom of the unique endemic Santa Fe Land Iguana.
Hihlights: Sea lions, Land iguanas, Hawks, Lava lizards, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Shearwaters, Storm petrels, Marine iguanas, Great frigate birds, Blue footed boobies, Brown noddie terns, Brown pelicans, White tip sharks, Sting rays, Sea turtles
- 07:00 Pick up from your Hotel Lobby –
- 07:30 Departure to Santa fe
- 10:00 Arrival to Santa Fe, wet landing, hike.
- 12:00 Back on board, later on swimming & snorkeling in the bay, later on lunch.
- 14h30 Return to Santa Cruz island.
- 17h30 Arrival to Puerto Ayora
- English speaking guide
- Lunch on board
- Towels, Excursions
- Coffe, tea
- drinking water.
Prices do not include:
- Snorkel equipment (For rent $5.)
- Personal expenses on board
- Services not Indicated.
WATH TO BRING & TO USE:
Small backpack (waterproof), Comfortable walking shoes, Sneakers or rubber soles, Shorts Trousers, T-shirts, Long and Short sleeved shirts Windbreaker, Bathing suit, Wet suit (for snorkeling between June – November), Hat or cap, Toilette kit, Sun block, Sunglasses, Binoculars, Camera & camcorder
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