White Tip SharksOn the coast marks the edge of a vast lava flow that spewed out as recently as 1900. Only but a few plants have colonized the lava's barren surface and only lava lizards hunt over the twisted loops of pahoehoe lava among pioneering mollugo and lava cactus. Like adjacent Bartolome, Sullivan Bay is mainly of interest because of its evidence of volcanism. It is an almost alien landscape. You will find there is a tiny landing beach which you might see 'alapagos penguins, and despite the bareness of the landscape, the ocean is teaming with life which makes the snorkeling fantastic here.

Location: A few hundred meters off the east coast of San Cruz, 30 km northeast of Puerto Ayora.

Facilities: none, wet landing.

Activities: Panga ride to the island. There will be hiking at this location and snorkeling from the beach. PR = Panga Ride, HK = Hiking, SN = Snorkeling

Photo opportunities: Galapagos hawks, pahoehoe lava, Galapagos sea lions, penguins, white tip reef sharks, and blue footed boobies.


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