Plazas Day Tour

Forest of giant cacti

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Plazas Day Tour

A land of Iguanas

Isla Plazas consists of 2 small islands just off the east coast of Santa Cruz, though visitors only visit the south island. A dry landing to a jetty brings you to an opuntia cactus forest where sometimes it is difficult to walk due to the amount of land iguanas sprawled all over the ground. A 1km trail takes visitors through sea lion colonies and along a cliff top walk where swallow tailed gulls and other species nest. It is an excellent vantage point to watch the red billed tropic birds, magnificent frigates, pelicans, and Audubon’s shearwaters. The bay also offers a great place to snorkel with the sea lions and reef fish alike.

Itinerary

  • Departure: 7 – 8am bus pick up
  • Travel Time: 40 minute bus ride, followed by 50 minute boat ride.
  • The Tour
  • Once on the island you will follow a path through the Opuntia cactus forest, some reaching heights of 10 meters. Sometimes it is difficult to know where to put your feet due to the large numbers of land iguanas that inhabit the island feeding on the succulent flowers of the cactus trees. A 1km trail takes you through sea lion colonies and along a cliff top walk where swallow tailed gulls and other species nest. It is an excellent vantage point to photograph a variety of sea birds. Lunch is served on the boat before returning to Punta Carrión near the Baltra channel, to snorkel with the sea lions and white tip reef sharks.
  • Return: Approx 4.30pm depending on sea conditions.
  • Includes: lunch, water, snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Interested?

Please contact us for rates. Seasonal discounts and group discounts can apply.

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