Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos

Sheltered waters, teaming with life

Elizabeth Bay, Galapagos
  • Biodiversity

  • Striking vistas

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


On the eastern coast of Isabela, the wide and sheltered Elizabeth Bay is a haven for wildlife. With areas of mangrove on the shore that contrast with the surrounding lava fields, and a myriad of small islets and rocky reefs, this is a particularly rich area for wildlife.

Accessible only by panga (small motorised dinghy), exploring Elizabeth Bay will provide you with an opportunity to get up close and personal with many of Isabela's species. During your 2 hour boat ride around Elizabeth Bay you can see rays, sharks, green sea turtles, Galapagos penguins, pelicans, and plenty of Galapagos Sea Lions. Nearer to the shores and mangroves you'll see Galapagos Flightless Cormorants and marine iguanas.

The waters here are particularly clear, and this makes Elizabeth Bay a great place for snorkeling, and as well as the chance to swim with sharks and turtles there are many beautiful tropical fish to spot around the rocky islets. Galapatours guests regularly tell us that Elizabeth Bay is one of their favourite Galapagos excursions and visitor sites.

Photos of Elizabeth Bay

Highlights at Elizabeth Bay

  • Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters
  • A wide variety of marine life and birds to observe
  • Exploring the rocky islets and mangroves by panga

Possible Activities on Elizabeth Bay

Snorkeling, Panga Ride

Map of Elizabeth Bay

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All cruises to visit Elizabeth Bay Island