South Plazas Island day trip from Santa Cruz (Galapagos)
Home of the hybrid Iguanas, a species born of a night of madness between a land and marine iguana. I can help you book the tour to South Plazas from $190
This island can be visited on a daily tour from Santa Cruz Island. The tour starts at Puerto Itabaca, but according to the operator they’ll pick you up at the hotel or they’ll let you know a meeting point. It takes an hour of navigation from the starting point to the Plazas Islands duck. It’s a dry landing so you can go down with the shoes on.
We start on a loop trail that takes us from the coastal area to the cliff, to see the species that inhabit the island and contemplate the arid landscapes. The path is rocky and without any vegetation that produces shade, so bring sunscreen.
This small island of no more than 13 hectares, is located on the southeast side of Santa Cruz Island. It is the place of nesting for the gulls of bifurcated tail, also home of terrestrial iguanas and colonies of sea lions. If you’re lucky, you’ll see hybrid iguanas.
A scientific restoration is being made on the island by planting a cactus seedling to reforest the land, since much of the cactus forest has disappeared due to the presence of iguanas that eat it.
The South Plazas tour is combined with an hour of snorkeling activities where you can observe the marine life that exists between the giant rocks, in the area called Punta Carrion.
During all this time working with different yachts, I realized that those who offer low prices are the ones who have the most complaints from their passengers. If you are going to travel to Bartolomé Island, you need a boat with service and crew focused on having a good experience.
🇪🇨 HABLAS ESPAÑOL: DISFRUTA DEL TOUR DIARIO A PLAZAS SUR DESDE LA ISLA SANTA CRUZ
GALAPAGOS TOUR INFORMATION TO SOUTH PLAZAS ISLAND:
I recommend that you reserve this tour ahead of time in order to ensure availability
Departure island: Santa Cruz
We work with 8 Yachts, each with different prices according to board service and the type of boat.
Passenger capacity per yatch: 16 people
Pick up: Assigned by the Operator
Total travel time to and from the island: 2h (1h each way)
Start time: 08h00
Return time: 16h00
* Price does not include 12% tax. (We only charge it if you want a invoice).
* This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
* This tour is not recommended for people with mobility problems.
* You definitely need to bring a pair of trekking shoes.
* This tour you can book with full payment using two available methods of payment: bank transfer (no additional cost for bank transfers between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay by credit or debit card.
Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, breakfast, lunch, snack, water, juices, certified Galapagos National Park guide, marine and land transport.
Tour does not include: Neoprene suite and tip for the boat crew.
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
I can help you reserve this tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.
Check out this interactive map of the South Plazas Tour