Santa Fe Island (Spanish: Isla Santa Fé), also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small island of 24 km² which lies in the centre of the Galapagos archipelago, to the south east of Santa Cruz Island. Geologically it is one of the oldest, since volcanic rocks of about 4 million years old have been found. The vegetation of the island is characterized by brush, palo santo trees and stands of a large variety of the prickly pear cactus Opuntia echios.
Among animals, Santa Fe is home to one endemic species and one endemic subspecies: the Barrington Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus) and the Santa Fe Rice Rat (Aegialomys galapagoensis bauri).
The visitor site is a wet landing located in Barrington Bay on the northeastern side of the island. Large numbers of sea lions are found on the beaches in the bay, occasionally hindering peregrination to the two trails leading from the beach.he kingdom of the unique endemic Santa Fe Land Iguana.
Hihlights: Sea lions, Land iguanas, Lava lizards, Swallow-tailed gulls, Lava gulls, Shearwaters, Storm petrels, Marine iguanas, Great frigate birds, Blue footed boobies, Brown noddie terns, Brown pelicans, White tip sharks, Sting rays, Sea turtles
- 07:30 Pick up: Hotel Lobby – Transfer from Puerto Ayora to Itabaca Chanel
- 07:00 Departure from Itabaca to Santa fe
- 09:30 Arrival to Santa Fe & swimming & snorkeling in the bay
- 10:30 Wet landing in La fe beach, soft walk in the beach, swimming & snorkeling.
- 12:00 Lunch on board
- 14h30 Return to Itabaca chanel
- 16h30 Arrival to the channel
- 17h30 Arrival to Puerto Ayora
- English speaking guide
- Lunch on board
- Towels, Excursions
- Coffe, tea
- drinking water.
Prices do not include:
- Snorkel equipment (For rent $5.)
- Personal expenses on board
- Services not Indicated.
WATH TO BRING & TO USE:
Small backpack (waterproof), Comfortable walking shoes, Sneakers or rubber soles, Shorts Trousers, T-shirts, Long and Short sleeved shirts Windbreaker, Bathing suit, Wet suit (for snorkeling between June – November), Hat or cap, Toilette kit, Sun block, Sunglasses, Binoculars, Camera & camcorder
(*) We reserve the right to make changes in itineraries without prior notice if considered appropriate due to security at air, force majeure, natural disasters, or any consideration at our Captain’s or Representative’s discretion, without being liable for refunds of any kind.