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Gardner Islet - Española

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Gardner Islet is an uninhabited island close to Española Island. You can only access it by boat. Sea lions are the main attraction here, and they won't hesitate to get close to you. It is a great site for snorkeling due also to the variety of marine wildlife you can encounter, like eels, morays, pufferfish, king angelfish, scorpionfish and a multitude of sea stars. The sheltered bay offers calm waters and great visibility underwater, so your snorkeling experience will be unforgettable. The islet also has a wonderful white-sand beach, perfect for relaxing in the sun.

Difficulty: Easy

Disembarkation: No Landing

Interactions: Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at Gardner Islet

  • White Sandy Beach


Blue-Footed Booby, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Lava Gull, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Shearwater, Galapagos Sting Rays, Galapagos Waved Albatross, Nazca Booby