Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSanta Cruz Island

Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle Cove is located on the north side of the island and is only accessible by boat and with a guide. This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life, attracting the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and an occasional hammerhead shark. Pelicans and Boobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water.


Highlights: 2 hour panga ride
Animals: Hammerhead sharks babies, rays, sea turtles, sea birds
Difficulty: Easy
Landing: no landing

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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