Eden Islet, Galapagos

Ancient volcano, rich with life

Eden Islet, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality

Overview

The islet of Eden is the remains of a volcanic "tuff cone" - a type of volcanic feature formed when molten lava comes into contact with cold sea water with explosive results. Eden is just off the northwestern coast of Santa Cruz and is usually circumnavigated by panga.

There is an abundance of wildlife here, on land, in the air and in the water. Among other seabirds, you'll see Blue-Footed Boobies diving to catch their prey. Snorkeling from your boat, you're likely to see Galapagos green turtles, rays, and sharks in the clear, shallow waters, particularly if you are close to the mangroves on the shoreline.

There's no landing site here, but your Galapatours guide will sail you around the island, pointing out sites of interest, and letting you know the very best places to go into the water.

Photos of Eden Islet

Highlights at Eden Islet

  • Snorkeling with sharks, rays and turtles
  • Abundant bird life

Possible Activities

Snorkeling, Panga Ride

Map of Eden Islet

Map Loading

Our cruises that include Eden Islet