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Elizabeth Bay and the small, rocky islets found there is home to many spectacular species of Galapagos birdlife, including penguins, the Galapagos hawk, Nazca boobies, finches, flightless cormorants, warblers, and more. Visitors see thriving marine life in the clear sea below, including schools of fish, spotted eagle rays, sea lions, and marine iguanas. Elizabeth Bay is only seen by panga ride: visitors do not land at all.
In 1954, volcanic activity deep underground rocked Isabela Island, thrusting up part of Urbina Bay. The bay’s landscape changed overnight, gaining five meters in height and a kilometer of soggy land that had previously been underwater. Visitors can still see desiccated coral formations on the trail around part of the bay. Urbina Bay is home to abundant wildlife, including land iguanas, giant tortoises, and lava lizards. Birdlife includes finches, hawks, and mockingbirds. The hike, a relatively long one at 3000 meters, is followed by a refreshing swim or snorkeling in the bay.