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Santa Fe

The Only Place to See Burlington Leaf – Toed Gecko

As you approach Barrington Bay you’ll be surprised at how green the island appears. Samuel Barrington was an 18th century British Admiral who distinguished himself in the Seven Years’ War but never actually sailed to the Galapagos.

The volcanic Santa Fe is surprisingly green and leafy, especially when compared to other islands in the Galapagos. Palo Santo trees are the dominant species, but there’s also plenty of brush and prickly pear cactus. Sea lion lie in large numbers on the beach, and you may have to navigate over and around them to reach. Your way to the trails leading up from the shore to the various scenic vantage points.
 
Wildlife lovers don’t have a huge number of species to spot on Santa Fe, but those which are here are of scientific interest. The Barrington land iguana and the Barrington leaf toed gecko are both endemic species; the Santa Fe marine iguana and the Santa Fe rice rat are endemic subspecies. Walking along the shore, sit a while and look at the curious site of the swallow tailed gull sitting in the prickly pear trees.
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Accommodation:
MV Origin
Galapagos cruising took a great leap forward when the MV Origin was launched. This state of the art vessel moves swiftly between the islands, maximising your time for exploring, but it is incredibly fuel efficient so as to reduce its environmental impact.
Accommodation:
Santa Cruz II
The finest ship sailing in the Galapagos, the Santa Cruz II is a state of the art expedition vessel ideally suited for exploration in shallow waters. This small cruise ship has superb facilities - not least two hot tubs for relaxing on the deck.
Accommodation:
Silver Galapagos
The Silver Galapagos is the smallest ship in Silversea’s family of exclusive cruise ships. There are 75 crew onboard to service the 100 guests, and the national park certified guides will lead you on an action packed programme that includes hiking, snorkeling, and Zodiac safaris.
Accommodation:
Mary Anne
Discover Darwin’s enchanted Galapagos from the decks of the Yacht SS Mary Anne. This elegant and surprisingly speedy sailing ship is square rigged and really cuts a stunning figure as she sails between the islands, and she has been carefully designed to be environmentally friendly.
Accommodation:
Evolution
The Galapagos Evolution is a classical cruiser with an array of modern comforts. She is small enough to give passengers a personalised and intimate experience, yet large enough to contain everything you need to make this trip through the archipelago special.
Accommodation:
Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp offers a truly authentic island experience, bringing the magic of African safari to the Pacific islands. Adventure is at the heart of this camp, but luxury and comfort have certainly not been compromised. This is a stylish camp in an iconic Galapagos setting.
Accommodation:
La Pinta
La Pinta is a truly luxurious yacht; the ideal choice for travellers seeking to cruise the Galapagos in style. The yacht’s extensive crew are on hand to cater to your every need, and the facilities on board are exceptional.