Urbina Bay, ISABELA ISLAND - The Galapagos Islands

The waters of Urbina Bay are a good place to see turtles and rays and ashore is a short trail leading to a coral reef, which is evidence of an uplift from the sea which occurred in 1954. This provides the rare experience of walking in the middle of a bed of coral. Marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and pelicans can be seen at this site.

The Galapagos Islands


About Urbina Bay


  • Activities: Snorkeling, panga ride & hike, 2 trails: short (0,6 mi / 1 km), long (1.8 mi / 3km)
  • Difficulty: Easy /moderate
  • Type of Landing: Wet landing
  • Highlights & Animals: Walking on a bed of coral, Land iguanas (the biggest in Galapagos), marine iguanas, hawks, coral reef, giant tortoises Snorkeling: turtles, rays, tropical fish, flightless cormorants, pelicans, lava lizards, mockingbirds