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Black Turtle Cove

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So peaceful...if your guide switch off the engine!

This is really a special place. Go, if you have the chance. We went in the turtle mate season and... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
evelynandesmeralda
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cancun
Ocean Nursery

Part of 4 day Galapagos by boat is visiting islands by Zodiac inflatables. This excursion through... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
keleri
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Auckland NZ
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Jan 17, 2019
“So peaceful...if your guide switch off the engine!”
Apr 25, 2017
“Lots of midges”
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Black Turtle Cove (Caleta Tortuga Negra) is a mangrove estuary. Although strict regulations protect this environment, tourists commonly visit the cove in pangas (dingy) with the engines turned off. Many rays, sea turtles, pelicans, baby sharks, and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

This is really a special place. Go, if you have the chance. We went in the turtle mate season and was incredible. So a peaceful place, so many giant sea turtles and birds, the blue feet boobies and many other. We just complain to have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank evelynandesmeralda
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Often the last activity on a boat tour before you return on the flight to Quito. Lots of midges there when we visited, quite annoying! Take plenty of repellent.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank sophia27
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Part of 4 day Galapagos by boat is visiting islands by Zodiac inflatables. This excursion through the mangroves gives you up close views of baby sting rays, turtles, white and black tipped sharks plus many small fish. Blue footed Boobies diving catching their fish close...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank keleri
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We took a small boat ride around Black Turtle Cove. We say four species of mangrove from the shore out into the lagoon. We saw turtles and ray. We also saw several birds, including pelicans, herons and egrets. This was a nice tour for us...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank annarc6
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was the final excursion of our week long boat trip around the Galápagos and a great finale. The setting was beautiful and peaceful and we watched from our zodiaks as golden rays, eagle rays, sharks, sea turtles, and more cruised by - highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank hopefulist
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We saw TURTLES MATING! How could anyone miss such a chance of watching two ancient creatures still able to make love, humans should learn!

Date of experience: August 2015
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