James Bay (named after King James of England) is a large and sheltered bay on the northwestern coast of Santiago (previously known as James Island). Charles Darwin writes about his visit to James Bay as he made landfall on Santiago here during his famous voyage on the Beagle.
A popular destination for most cruises, the waters of the beaches here are good for snorkeling, and the inland sites have a good variety of bird life to explore.
Highlights at James Bay
- Espumilla beach with flamingo lagoon
- Puerto Egas with Fur Seal Grotto
- Puerto Egas with Salt Mine Volcano