Buccaneer Cove, Santiago Island

Buccaneer Cove, SANTIAGO ISLAND - The Galapagos Islands

Buccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago Island was once a refuge for British buccaneers. These pirates would anchor in the protected bay to make repairs and stock up on tortoise meat among other things. The steep cliffs, where hundreds of seabirds perch in front of the dark red sand beach, are a magnificent site..

The Galapagos Islands


About Buccaneer Cove


  • Activities: Short walk along the beach (less than 0,6 mi / 1km)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Type of Landing: Wet landing
  • Highlights & Animals: Sea birds, historical site, snorkeling, rock formations, Galápagos seahorses, octopuses, hammerheads, Galápagos sharks, green sea tortoises, eagle rays, barracudas