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Carrion Point and South Plazas Island

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Embark on Galaxy Daily to a memorable Sunday cruise in the Galapagos Islands' Carrion Point and South Plazas Island like no other. The day starts from Itabaca Channel, where you board the Galaxy Daily headed to Carrion Point. Here, dive into the turquoise waters and discover the fascinating Galapagos marine fauna. Don't forget to keep an eye out for white-tip sharks, sea turtles, and rays. Afterward, indulge in a mouth-watering lunch onboard before you head to South Plazas Island. Get up close and personal with sea lions and land iguanas while admiring the breathtaking landscape.
Lounging iguana on South Plaza Island, GalapagosColorful South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza IslandA pair of friendly sea lionsSea lion at sunsetWhite tipped sharkA male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos
Highlights
  • Snorkel in Galapagos' diverse marine life, including white-tip sharks
  • Discover magnificent cliff, take in views before reaching Carrion Point
  • Explore the Plazas' opuntia cactus forest and spot friendly sea lions
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Carrion Point | South Plazas Island

Your Sunday journey will begin with the bus transfer from the meeting point to the Itabaca Channel. Then, board the Galaxy Daily heading to Carrion Point, where your adventure will begin. At Carrion Point, discover the Galapagos marine fauna while snorkeling. With some luck, you will see white-tip sharks and a great variety of fish, sea turtles, and rays. After enjoying your journey at Carrion, have a succulent lunch onboard. 

South Plazas Island is located on the east side of Santa Cruz Island. Plazas have an incredible landscape, and on your arrival, have a dry landing while sea lions welcome you at the shore. Begin your walk along a path through an Opuntia Cactus forest. Don't be distracted by the landscape beauty because you must watch out for your steps. There are many land iguanas, the smallest species in the archipelago! Continuing your tour, reach the fantastic, windy cliff. Here you can see the red-billed tropical birds, swallow-tailed gulls, brown pelicans, and the impressive frigate bird usually flying around. The trail meanders along the edge of the ridge for a few hundred meters. While you continue your walk, you will find the well-known "single sea lion colony": a heterogeneous collection of male sea lions, mostly elderly, who have lost their territories. Yet, surprisingly, they climb up the cliff via some rocky steps. Try to spot some of the battle scars and shark bites that many of these lone sea lions have on their bodies.

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Small pantry area in Galaxy Daily

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Child Discount

Children 5% (between 6 and 11 years old)

Children under 12 may receive discounts on Galapagos flight fares and entrance fees. Contact us for details.
Included
  • 1 Lunch
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Snorkeling gear (Mask and tube)
  • Towels
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point to Itabaca Channel
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Galapagos Park Entrance Fee: $200 per adult, $100 per child under 12 (fees of $100 per adult and $50 per child valid on arrivals through Aug 1, 2024). Payable upon arrival to the Galapagos, only in cash dollars. Subject to increase by Galapagos Park Service.
  • Internal Flights: Mainland Ecuador - Galapagos - Mainland Ecuador: $475-675
  • Wetsuits are not included but are available to rent on board - $10/day per person.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Fins are not included but are available to rent on board - $5 per day per person.

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