Tortuga Bay
White-sand beach of Tortuga Bay at Santa Cruz

Tortuga Bay

The white-sand beach of Tortuga Bay gets its name from the black sea turtles that lay their eggs here. Other species to be seen include white-tip sharks and marine iguanas and the salt lagoon behind the mangroves is often frequented by flamingos. The site is excellent for bird watching and for enjoying a relaxing swim.

Highlights: Beautiful white sandy beach, Galapagos green turtles, white-tip sharks, pelicans, ground finch
Possible Activities: Swimming, snorkeling, surfing, bird watching
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy
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