Galapagos Tour: Plaza Sur and Punta Carrion

Tour/Activity in Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador

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The colour-morphing carpet of sesuvium on Plaza Sur and Punta Carrion's wonderful wildlife

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One of the smallest and most colourful islands in the archipelago, Plaza Sur, or 'South Plaza' in English, is just a short sail from Santa Cruz. Reaching dry land, you will come across some of the islands friendly sea lions, one of the many types of animals in South Plaza for you to discover.

Wander with your small group by the nesting places of swallow-tailed gulls, audubon shearwaters, red-tailed tropicbirds, masked boobies and frigatebirds. The entire island is covered with dense sesuvium plants. From June to November, during the colder and drier season, the plants turn a deep red color which gives the island a dramatic, fascinating atmosphere. Watch the iguanas searching high up in the opuntia trees for fruit - a sight you'll never see anywhere else in the world.

After lunch on board the ship in Punta Carrion, you have the opportunity to jump into the cool water. The northeast coast of Santa Cruz is mainly known for its Whitetip reef sharks, as well as sea turtles and colorful tropical fish which you can spot while snorkeling near the shore.

After an eventful day, you will reach Puerto Ayora in the late afternoon. Here you can enjoy the evening in the comfort of your hotel.

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