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Whale Bay

Whale Bay is the site of one of the oldest whaling camps on Santa Cruz Island. It was to here and the other similar camps that the giant tortoises were brought before being loaded onboard the whalers and pirate ships. The semicircle beach is green in color, due to a high volume of olivine crystals. The curious Galápagos hawk can also found here.

Highlights: Green beach
Animals: Galápagos hawks, Galápagos sea lions, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, frigate birds, blue-footed boobies
Difficulty: Difficult walking
Landing: Wet

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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