Gardner Bay, Galapagos

The Galapagos' most stunning white sand beach

Gardner Bay, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty


Gardner Bay is a wonderfully sheltered area on the eastern shore of Espanola Island. It boasts one of the best beaches in the Galapagos, with superb white sand. There is nowhere better on the archipelago to simply sit back, relax, and take in the marvels of the wildlife around you.

The beach here is home to a large colony of Galapagos Sea Lions, who seem to love sunbathing on the beach as much as we humans do! As well as the fun-loving Sea Lions you can also find Galapagos Mockingbirds here. These birds are full of curiosity, and have been known to come and investigate bootlaces, camera straps and other equipment!

The wonderful Galapagos Green Sea Turtle can also often be seen in the shallows here, and along with a large variety of colorful reef fish, this makes Gardner Bay a great place to swim and snorkel.

Photos of Gardner Bay

Highlights at Gardner Bay

  • Stunning tropical beach
  • Snorkel with Galapagos Green Turtles
  • Meet the fearless Galapagos Mockingbirds

Possible Activities

Snorkeling, hiking

Map of Gardner Bay

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Our cruises that include Gardner Bay