BLACK TURTLE COVE
Found on the northern shores of Santa Cruz, Black Turtle cove is a mangrove-lined inlet accessible only by panga or dinghy. It’s a popular destination site for sea turtles, golden and spotted eagle rays, and black-tip and white-tip reef sharks—in particular the young marine life. Lava herons, yellow warblers, and pelicans can also be found perched in the trees. If you're interested in cruise adventures, take a look at the options we have to offer.
Located on the far eastern coast of San Cristóbal Island, Punta Pitt is known for its stunning views and wildlife. Visitors are greeted by a yellow-sand beach and the cacophonous barking of the bachelor colony of Galápagos sea lions who live there. From the bay, a trail leads up a rocky hill with panoramic views of the bay below. The scrubland is colorful at Punta Pitt, with saltbush, Palo Santo trees, cacti, and vivid carpets of red vesuvius.
Punta Pitt’s main attraction is its boobies. Visitors have the opportunity to see all three types of boobies at Punta Pitt: Red-footed boobies, blue-footed boobies, and Nazca boobies. While blue-footed boobies build their nests on the ground, red-footed booby nests can be seen in small trees and bushes. In contrast, Nazca boobies are usually seen flying above the rocky hill. Two species of frigatebirds can also be found at Punta Pitt, along with Storm Petrels and Swallow-tailed gulls. Book a tour on our Galápagos Islands Cruise to experience boobie-watching for yourself.Come and join us! Book a Galapagos adventure to experience all of the jaw-dropping views for yourself. Kayak along Galapagos shores and even camp on the beach on our Galapagos Kayaking Expedition.