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Santa Fe - Santa Fe

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The Santa Fe Island is one of the oldest islands in Galapagos, considered to be more than four million years old. Located to the south east of Santa Cruz Island, it covers an area of 9.3 square mi. It is famous for its vegetation: palo santo trees but especially the prickly pear cactus, which even forms a thick forest on the island. The land iguana and the rice rat are two endemic species you can observe only here, among other Galapagos species like lava lizards, swallow-tailed gulls, finches and Galapagos hawks.

Difficulty: Moderate

Disembarkation: Wet Landing

Interactions: Hiking ,Snorkeling ,Dinghy Ride

Highlights at Santa Fe

  • Stunning Giant Opuntia
  • Excellent Snorkeling


Belted Kingfisher, Blue-Footed Booby, Brown Pelican, Darwin’s Finches, Galapagos Dove, Galapagos Green Turtle, Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos Land Iguana, Galapagos Lava Heron, Galapagos Lava Lizard, Galapagos Petrel, Galapagos Rice Rat, Galapagos Sea Lion, Galapagos Sting Rays