Isabela Island (Bahia Elizabeth), Ecuador

Isabela Island is the largest of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Elizabeth Bay is located on the west coast of Isabela, at the Perry Isthmus. It is a marine visitor site where landing is not permitted.

Visitors to Elizabeth Bay will see Galapagos Hawks and penguins, sea turtles, fish, brown pelicans and rays. The largest numbers of Galapagos penguins can be seen at Las Marielas, the small islets just outside the bay.

Things to See & Do

* Galapagos Penguins
* Sea turtles
* Sea lions
* Flightless Cormorants
* Whale watching (June - Sept)

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - U.S. dollar (USD)
Language - Spanish
Land Area - 4,640 km²
Population - 2,200 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 593

Port Location - The Port of Villamil is located at the south eastern tip of the island.

Transport Links - Flights to the Galapagos are relatively easy to arrange and depart from Quito and Guayaquil on a daily basis for the Isla Baltra airport. About two hours by public transport from Puerto Ayora, the main settlement of the Galapagos, on the main island of Santa Cruz. On arriving into Baltra, all visitors are immediately transported by bus to one of two docks. The first dock is located in a small bay where the boats cruising Galápagos await Passengers. The second is a ferry dock which connects Baltra to the island of Santa Cruz via the Itabaca Channel.

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