Santa Cruz Navigable Day Excursion to Plaza Sur

Full day navigable excursion from Santa Cruz:

Yes, often done so for a navigable day activity, returning back to Santa Cruz.

Boat riding time from Itabaca Channel:

More or less 1.5 hrs. per way, depending on the sea.

General itinerary for the day

Today you will be picked up from your hotel and drive accross the Santa Cruz island towards the Itabaca Channel. Upon arrival you will board one of the shared cruise ships that are allowed to do navigable day excursions, and start the ride towards Plazas Islands, and for a land visit, Plaza Sur. On the way we ride along the Itabaca Channel, where you will be joined by Frigate birds flying parallel to our boat, seaching for some food. After arrival to our destination, we will disembark and hike up along a marked trail to observe specially Land Iguanas and other animals. This small and eroded island holds a big colony from this terrestrial reptile. After the hike back to the pier and boat ride to the small cruise boat, we will have lunch, and head back towards the Itabaca Channel, where we will stop in an authorized spot to do snorkeling from our ship. Finally we jump back in the boat and have a short boat ride to pier. This excursion is offered as a shared-base service.

What can you do today?

Sightseeing, small hike, bird watching, animal observation, snorkeling.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Puerto Ayora.