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Urbina Bay

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Une day sharing the beach with the animals

During my trip in Galapagos we have a time at Urbina Bay. This was funny because was like a short... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Quito, Ecuador
Iguanas and Tortoises Galore

We were lucky to see many iguanas and tortoioses on our walk over what was at one time the ocean... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Massapequa, Ny
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

During my trip in Galapagos we have a time at Urbina Bay. This was funny because was like a short walk and free time on the beach. my firs impresion was that peace surrounds because is really far away from anything but not from the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were lucky to see many iguanas and tortoioses on our walk over what was at one time the ocean floor. It is incredible what grew in a little over sixty years. The wet landing was easy arriving but the water was choppy returning to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Bobcat17
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Another day, another stop on our Celebrity Xpedition cruise. Urbina Bay offered a hiking trip to see a good variety of the islands' wildlife. Here we saw yellow land iguanas, flightless cormorants, and more.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank ATL2World
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This area was formed by an uplifting of the ocean floor in 1954 and and there are many corals and shells around, as well as the very large land iguanas.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Urbina Bay can be dead calm or it can be a nightmare all depending on the waves. You land on the beach just below a sea turtle nesting area. Your guide will then take you through "The land of giant iguanas". The day we were...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We took a walking tour on the island. We saw some yellow land iguanas, which were pretty large. We saw the flightless cormorant. That was pretty impressive, as I had never heard of that bird! We saw sea lions on our boat ride over, many...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank annarc6
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Urbina bay is on the west coast of Isabella, the most massive land piece of the Galapagos Islands, and our national geographic cruise's naturalist took us on a 3km hike. On the trail, we encountered some colourful land iquanas but no tortoises were seen except...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent hiking with our naturalist. The land iguanas are very impressive. They were definitely bigger than I expected.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This place was incredible! We went for a walk into the island from the beach and saw several massive yellow land iguanas and giant tortoises in the wild - which was AMAZING. We then went snorkelling off the beach with penguins, sea turtles, flightless cormorants,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Julian L
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We landed on the black rock beach and spent some time checking land iguanas. There were dozens of them. During our visit we also spotted a giant tortoise. The beach was good for snorkeling.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank HelenaGuerra
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