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James Bay - Santiago

Galapagos Islands


James Bay, located on the northwestern side of Santiago Island, was named in honour of King James of England. It is a large bay with three visitor sites: one on the northern side, at Espumilla Beach, and two on the southern side, accessible from Puerto Egas. It's a great spot for snorkeling and diving and you can encounter a diversity of marine wildlife, like tropical fish, fur seals, moray eels, sharks and octopuses. Another great thing to visit here is the Fur Seal Grotto, where you can see Galapagos sea lions and fur seals up close.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Wet Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at James Bay

  • Birdwatching
  • Green Turtle Nesting Beach


Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Frigatebirds, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Marine Iguana, Galapagos Mockingbird, Galapagos Sea Lion