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Rabida Island – Galapagos

Rabida Island – Galapagos

This is a ‘small red island’, the colour of volcanic cinders located just across a small channel from the south side of Santiago, in the centre of the archipelago. A red sandy beach with Sea lions and nesting Brown Pelicans, which sometimes afford a rare glimpse of chick feeding. There is a short walk inland which offers great views of the beach and lagoon. Years ago Flamingos where regularly seen at the salty lagoon, but nowadays this is a rare sight. Geologically, Rabida is said to have the most diversified volcanic rocks of all the islands. It also provides a great opportunity to snorkel with Sea lions and has a great diversity of near-shore and pelagic fish.

Activities: Wet landing. Hiking (0.5 mi / 0.8 km) Kayaking and Snorkelling

Difficulty: Easy

Type of Landing: Wet landing

Highlights & Animals: Red sand beach, coastal lagoon, Galapagos Sea Lions, Seasonal colony of Brown Pelicans, Galapagos Hawk. Snorkel: Sea lions, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Eels.

  • Brown Pelikan
  • Galapagos Hawk Rabida
  • Galapagos Sea Lion Rabida Island
  • Marine Iguana at Rabida
  • Snorkelling Galapagos
  • Snorkelling Rabida Galapagos