Royal Galapagos
Black Turtle Cove
Sea lions at Black Turtle Cove - Santa Cruz Island

Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.


Highlights: Baby hammerhead shark, rays, sea turtles, sea birds
Possible Activities: Dinghy ride
Type of Landing: No landing
Difficulty: Easy