Black Turtle Cove, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Black Turtle Cove, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND - The Galapagos Islands

Black Turtle Cove is located on the north side of the island and is only accessible by boat and with a guide. This shallow inlet is surrounded by mangroves and provides natural protection for a variety of marine life, attracting the vulnerable juveniles of many species. Below the surface of the water, you can see both blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sea turtles, golden cownose rays, spotted eagle rays, and an occasional hammerhead shark. Pelicans and Boobies hunt here, diving gracefully into the water...

The Galapagos Islands


About Black Turtle Cove


  • Possible Activities: 2 hour panga ride
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Type of Landing: no landing
  • Highlights & Animals: Hammerhead sharks babies, rays, sea turtles, sea birds