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Black Beach - Floreana

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Overview

Black Beach, locally known as Playa Negra, is the access port on Floreana Island. Then island's main town, Puerto Velasco Ibarra, is behind the beach. It is a fascinating site, not just because of its black sand and gorgeous dark-blue water, but due to its history as well. This is the place where the first settlers of Galapagos disembarked, and the descendant of the first family, the Wittmers, still live here. Sea lions, sally lightfoot crabs and iguanas can be spotted here. It's a great place for swimming and snorkeling, as you can encounter sea turtles, sea lions and penguins.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Dry Landing

Interactions: Hiking


Highlights at Black Beach

  • Historic Caves
  • Fresh Water Spring

Animals:

Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Barn Owl, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Short-eared Owl


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Bird Photography Tour: Ecuador Andean Choco & East Slope

Scheduled Group Departure Nov 27 - Dec 8, 2022


Max group: 6 photographers!


Price: $3,600 USD

per person sharing double room
* Single supplement: $720

Dates:
Nov 27 – Dec 8, 2022

Tour details:

Length: 12 Days
Start / End city: Quito
Pace: Easy
Physical difficulty: Easy
Focus: Bird photography
Max group size: 6 photographers