Islas Santa Fé and Santa Cruz

After being back in Puerto Ayora we tried to figure out what to do with our last full day on Galapagos. Originally we planned to do a day trip to Isla Isabella, but we weren’t keen on spending at least 6h on another nutshell. Finally we decided to to a snorkling trip to Isla Santa Fé, with a visit of a nice beach on Santa Cruz on the way back.
The boat we had for this trip was again the “nutshell”-type, but only with half the amount of people. Weather was very good.
On the way to Isla Santa Fé we were able to do some whalewatching, which was unplanned and therefore a really good surprise. We saw a humpback-whale in full action and close-up. The view was better than on any other whalewatching tour before! I was lucky to get at least some good pictures – not so easy since the whale was fast.

With this amazing start of the trip we were looking forward to the first snorkeling spot. We saw a lot of fish, but only one sealion showed up for a short time.

Next spot – more luck with sealions. There were a lot of them – also some really big ones. The big ones are a bit scary when they dive towards you with high speed. I made a lot of pictures, but then I decided to record more videos. I filled up the SD Card of my waterthight camera quite well.
Last stop on the way back was a very nice sandy beach which was only accessible by boat.

This day was one of the best on Galapagos – even with the bad end: Eva and I both got a horrible sunburn on our back. First time on out trip that our Australian suncream factor 30 wasn’t enough. At that point we understood why they sell suncream factor 100 in some shops on Puerto Ayora…

One thought on “Islas Santa Fé and Santa Cruz

  1. Hi Robert und Eva! Die letzten Bilder sind wieder – wie immer – phantastisch und sehr beeindruckend. Das Whale-watching ist wahrlich toll gewesen. Hoffentlich geht Euer Sonnenbrand bald weg!

    Liebe Grüße
    Claudia und Ernst

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