Santa Fe Island (officially Isla Santa Fe, aka Barrington Island) is a small isle with total area approx 24 km2 (9 ml2). It is located in central Galapagos Islands archipelago, and southeast of Santa Cruz Island.
- Geologically, the isle is one of the group's oldest, having around 4 million years old volcanic rocks. Its vegetation consists mainly of brush, palo santo trees, stands of prickly pear cacti.
- Island's fauna is represented by 1 endemic species (Barrington land iguana) and 1 endemic subspecies (Santa Fe rice rat).
- At the beaches of Barrington Bay (cruise ship tourists landing point) can be seen large numbers of sea lions.
- The island has two walking trails, both leading from Barrington Bay beach.
Santa Fe Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Santa Fe Island Galapagos dock (anchor) at Barrington Bay - on the northeastern coast.
The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.
Santa Fe Island tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- guided walks
- sea kayaking
- daily lecture onboard the cruise ship