James Bay, SANTIAGO ISLAND
With a long blackened coastline where lava has eroded, there are many lava pools found here as well as caves and inlets that are home to an amazing variety of wildlife. You can spot marine iguanas here along with hundreds of Sally Lightfoot crabs and herons. In the inlets, Galápagos fur seals can be seen swimming with many species of tropical fish, sharks, moray eels and octopuses. There are also some wonderful snorkelling opportunities.
- Activities: Dhingy Ride, Snorkeling, Hiking
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Type of Landing: Wet Landing: Off a dhingy ride in Beach shore
- Highlights & Animals: Lava pools, snorkelling, marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, herons, Galápagos fur seals, sea lions, tropical fish, puffer fish, scorpiion fish, sea horses, sharks, sand anemones, moray eels, octopuses, great blue herons, lava gulls, lava herons, lava lizards, Madeiran storm petrels, mockingbirds