South Plaza Island

This tour will take you to South Plaza Island, which is the smallest island of the Galápagos. Despite its small size, this island still has a wealth of interesting wildlife.

from $ 372


Free cancellation

up to 365 days in advance

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  • Duration: 10 hrs
  • Available Days: Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Schedule: 7:30 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 365 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Bird Watching
Boat Tours
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Snorkeling

South Plaza Island is made of hardened lava. When you disembark at the dock, you’ll probably be greeted by sea lions. Then you’ll go for a hike through a small forest of prickly pear cacti — an area where iguanas commonly congregate, waiting to eat the prickly pear fruit that falls to the ground.

Next, your hike will take you to a cliff, where you’ll have an incredible view of the ocean below, and enormous schools of fish. This spot is also a good place for bird watching, where you can see swallow-tailed gulls, tropic birds, frigate birds, and pelicans.

After the walk, you’ll head back to the boat and have lunch on board. Then the tour continues to Punta Carrion where you’ll get to go snorkeling. Here you’ll see sea turtles, white tip reef sharks, and tropical fish. Afterward, the boat returns to Puerto Ayora.

What to Bring

Wetsuits, entrance fee, tourist card, water bottle, and money for tips. ==================================== NOT INCLUDED: - Wetsuits are not provided - Water - Tips / gratuities. - Entrance to the Galapagos National Park is 100 USD per 1 adult and 50 USD per 1 child. This is paid in cash on spot at your arrival to any Galapagos airport: Baltra or San Cristobal. - Tourist Card INGALA 20 USD for each passenger. It is paid in cash on any departure airport (Quito or Guayaquil) before check-in in your flight to Galapagos.

What's included

Transportation, lunch, guided tour, naturalist tour guide, snorkeling equipment, and towels.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

Traveler Comments

Very good experience. Smoothly run and on time. Good food on board the boat and excellent guide on the island. Absolutely beautiful boat, very comfortable; it made the trip very special.

- MARY A, FEB 2019

Karla was our guide. She was very informative and made the tour fun, as well. The snorkeling portion of the trip was disappointing due to a strong on shore current and poor visibility due to fogged up masks and turbidity. Otherwise, an incredible introduction to The Galapagos Islands.

- JENNIFER D, APR 2018
This tour will take you to South Plaza Island, which is the smallest island of the Galápagos.South Plaza Island6

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