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Eden Islet - Santa Cruz

Galapagos Islands


Eden Islet, located off the north-western side of Santa Cruz Island, is a small tuff cone island with an approximately 2000 ft diameter. It's a great snorkeling spot, with a variety of marine wildlife: Galapagos green turtles, sharks and rays. There is no landing site in the islet. You can visit it by taking a panga ride along the shoreline. There are many species of sea birds you can spot here as well: blue-footed and Nazca boobies, brown pelicans, frigate birds and lava gulls. Marine iguanas also have a nesting site on Eden Islet.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: No Landing

Interactions: Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at Eden Islet

  • Birdwatching
  • Excellent Snorkeling


American Oystercatcher, Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Lava Gull, Galapagos Lava Heron, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Great Blue Heron, Nazca Booby, Yellow-crowned Night Heron