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Tortuga Bay is located on the Santa Cruz Island, about a 20-minute walk from the main water taxi dock in Puerto Ayora. The walking path is 1.55 miles (2,490 m) and is open from six in the morning to six in the evening. Visitors must sign in and out at the start of the path with the Galapagos Park Service office. Tortuga Bay has a gigantic, perfectly preserved beach that is forbidden to swimmers and is preserved for the wildlife where many marine iguanas, galapagos crabs and birds are seen dotted along the volcanic rocks. There is a separate cove where you can swim where it is common to view white tip reef sharks swimming in groups & on occasion tiger sharks the Galapagos shark atop other species of sharks that are found in the Galapagos Islands. There are always a large variety of small fish, birds, and gigantic galápagos tortoise.
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- Galapagos Nacional Park, Tortuga Bay http://www.galapagospark.org/sitio.php?page=bahia_tortuga ecuador-travel.net
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- Galapagos Nacional Park on galapagos.org http://www.galapagos.org