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The South Plazas Tour starts at 7:00 am, get ready to observe one of the largest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos, as well as the famous and endemic land iguanas. A bus will pick travelers from their hotels in Puerto Ayora for a 45 minutes ride to Itabaca Canal, where a speed boat will be ready to sail approximately 2 hours towards Plazas Islands.
The South Plazas Tours is one of the most popular Galapagos Day Tours. The island is very small and rectangular, some of the fauna to be admired includes, land iguanas, marine iguanas and birds in the ravine or planning above it, such as: boobies, blue footed and masked boobies , swallow-tailed gulls nesting , puffins and tropical birds.
Although South Plazas has a relatively small area , the island is rich in flora and fauna, the visitor will observe a large number of endemic species. When switching from rainy to dry season, the flora in the island changes its color from bright green to orange and purple, giving a wonderful and unforgettable scenery.
The last activity for this amazing Galapagos Day Tour will be in Punta Carrión, a small and very popular bay located close to the Itabaca channel, this last stop is perfect for a unique snorkeling session. You will see a great variety of marine life such as marine turtles, white fin sharks (locally referred as Tintoreras) and playful sea lions. Punta Carrion creates a natural shelter which softens the sea currents, making it a fabulous site for those just staring with the practice of snorkel.
South Plazas ecosystem is fragile, unique, an must be preserved, Galapagos Conservancy is vital, all visitors must follow guide’s directions and Galapagos National Park regulations at all times. All the tours in the Galapagos are subject to modification or cancelation with or without prior notice from the Galapagos National Park Authorities .
South Plazas Island Day Tour
One of the largest sea lion colony in Galapagos
Extraordinary snorkel opportunity
Puerto Ayora – Galapagos
3:00 pm approximately