Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSantiago Island

James Bay

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 snorkeling opportunities.

Highlights: Lava pools, snorkeling
Animals: Marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, herons, Galápagos fur seals, tropical fish, sharks, moray eels, octopuses, great blue herons, lava gulls, lava herons, lava lizards, Madeiran storm petrels, mockingbirds
Difficulty: Steep hike to salt crater
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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