Santa Fe & Plaza Sur
Santa Fe Island, also called Barrington Island after British Admiral Samuel Barrington, is formed by uplifted, submarine basaltic lava, created some 4 million years’ ago. Due to its geological nature and age, most animals are endemic to this only location. Here the marine iguana of Santa Fe can be found as well as the Santa Fe mockingbird, the Santa Fe rice rat and the Santa Fe lizard. The most spectacular plants are the giant prickly pear cactae, unique to Santa Fe (Opuntia echios barringtonensis). Santa Fe is also home to a large Sea Lion nursery.
After a delicious lunch on board, we head to South Plaza Island. This beautiful island is full of both land life and birds, including Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Frigate birds, Masked boobies, Blue-footed boobies, Pelicans and Red-billed Tropicbirds. Along its steep cliffs, we find an amazing variety of birds, while on the lower rocky beach, we can observe colonies of sea lions and marine animals.
- - Activity level: Moderate
- - Tour style: Hiking & Snorkeling
- - Pick up: 7:00 am
- - Departure & Return location: Hotel
- - Return time: 17:00
- We recommend to bring a small (waterproof) backpack, comfortable walking shoes, sneakers or rubber soles, shorts or light-weight trousers, t-shirts, long and short sleeved shirts, windbreaker, bathing suit, hat or cap, sun block, sunglasses, binoculars & camera.
- - Transportation Hotel-Yacht-Hotel.
- - English speaking guide.
- - Hot lunch on board.
- - Snacks during the day.
- - Water, tea and coffee.
- - Snorkel gear: mask, tube and fins.
- - Towels.
- - Extra soft and alcoholic drinks
- - Tips and extra services.