South Plaza Island (Galapagos)

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South Plaza Island cruise port

Galapagos Islands

Local Time
2023-02-09 00:33

min: 75 °F (24 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 78°F
Wind: 104°/ 0.7 m/s  Gust: 0.7 m/sWind: 104°/ 0.7 m/s  Gust: 0.7 m/sVery Light
0.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
75 °F / 24 °C
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South Plaza Island (officially Isla Plaza Sur) is located off the east coast of Santa Cruz Island, in Galapagos Islands archipelago. It has land area of 0,13 km2 and highest elevation 23 m. above sea level The island was formed by lava streaming up from the ocean seabed.

South Plaza Island (Galapagos)

Despite its small size, the isle is home to numerous species and is famous for its flora. That is why South Plaza is very popular with visitors. It is possible to see a large number of birds on the steep banks, such as nesting swallow-tailed gulls or red-billed tropicbirds. However, most of all, enjoy the unique view from atop or stroll along the base of the cliff is a pleasurable experience. The prickly pear cactus trees (Opuntia echios) are very attractive. The large colony of Galapagos land iguanas is another interesting feature of South Plaza. Depending on the season, the Sesuvium ground vegetation may change its color from orange and purple during the dry season to intense green during the rainy season.

South Plaza Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to South Plaza Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Ayora - port town on the southern coast of Santa Cruz Island.

The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.

Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

South Plaza Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • guided walks
  • snorkeling
  • sea kayaking
  • daily lecture onboard the cruise ship

Port South Plaza Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from South Plaza Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

31 December, 2022
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander 2
31 December, 2022
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander

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