South Plaza island tour 2023.
The tour to South Plaza island in Galapagos invites you to meet one of the largest colonies of sea lions, land iguanas, marine iguanas, hybrid iguanas, birds such as the tropical bird, forked-tailed gulls, and Galapagos gulls. This small island of 11.9 hectares with an altitude of 23 meters was formed by a stream of lava, a variety of birds inhabit its steep shores and from the edges of the cliff you can enjoy a beautiful view. In addition, you can do snorkeling in Punta Carrion.
Departure time: 08:00 am.
From: Puerto Ayora → Itabaca Canal.
Activities: 80% Hike and 20% Snorkeling.
Duration: 7 - 8 hours.
Navigation: 1:30 hours per route.
Yacht capacity: 16 people.
Includes: Long wetsuit.
Map with the route of the tour to South Plaza Island from Santa Cruz Island.
Travel itinerary to the South Plaza island.
The tour begins at 7:00 am, you'll go to the Itabaca channel, it takes about 40 minutes from the
hotel, after boarding the yacht you'll be arriving in one hour and thirty
to the beautiful South Plaza island.
As soon as you disembark there are a lot of probabilities to see several sea
lions playing in its
crystal clear waters and others resting on the rocks or under the bushes.
Continuing the tour, you can see several yellow land iguanas walking under the
cactus or on the rocks.
Depending on the season, the vegetation changes, in the rainy season it's an
intense green color
and in the dry season it changes to a reddish orange color.
One of the highlights is the beautiful view it offers from its cliffs, among its rocks you can
see several Galapagos gulls.
Along the way, you can meet several lava lizards, marine
iguanas resting on the reddish
vegetation and the famous hybrid land iguanas that are the cross between a
marine and a land
iguana. These hybrid iguanas can only be seen on the Plazas Islands.
For ending the tour, you'll go to Punta Carrión, there you'll do the snorkeling
and you'll have
the opportunity to observe Galapagos sharks.
The tour to South Plaza island includes:
• Transportation Hotel - Itabaca Channel - Hotel.
• Certified Guide (English - Spanish)
• Snorkeling equipment.
The tour does not include: