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Black Turtle Cove
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Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle Cove is a remote inlet located on the western side of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos archipelago of Ecuador. It is a tranquil and secluded area, with a small beach, mangrove forests and a lagoon, surrounded by cliffs and hills. The area is part of the Galapagos Marine Reserve, making it a popular destination for snorkeling, kayaking, and wildlife viewing.

The cove is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including sea turtles, rays, reef sharks, sea lions, and a variety of birds. It is also known for its abundance of juvenile fish and invertebrates, which makes it a great spot for snorkeling. The mangrove forests are also a great spot for bird watching, as they are home to a variety of species, including brown pelicans, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and great egrets.

Black Turtle Cove has a long history of human activity. The first recorded visit to the area was in 1535, when the Spanish explorer Fray Tomás de Berlanga arrived in the Galapagos Islands. In the 19th century, the cove was used as a refuge for pirates and whalers, and in the early 20th century, it was home to a small fishing village.

Today, Black Turtle Cove is a popular tourist destination and is part of the Galapagos National Park. Visitors can explore the mangrove forests, go snorkeling, kayaking, and enjoy wildlife viewing. The area is also a great spot for photography, as its secluded location provides some of the best views of the Galapagos Islands.

Excursion tips for a day in Black Turtle Cove

As a tourist visiting Black Turtle Cove in Ecuador, you can experience a variety of activities in this stunning natural paradise. Here are some of the top things to do in the area:

1. Take a guided tour of the mangrove forest. Explore the lush green mangrove forest while learning about its unique plant and animal species.

2. Go snorkeling or scuba diving. Discover the diverse marine life of the area, including sea turtles, dolphins, and a variety of fish.

3. Take a boat ride through the cove. Enjoy the beauty of the area while taking in the stunning views of the mangrove forest and the ocean beyond.

4. Visit the nearby Isla de la Plata. Explore the island's unique wildlife, including blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and more.

5. Relax on the beach. Spend some time soaking up the sun and enjoying the peace and quiet of the area.

6. Visit nearby Puerto Lopez. Explore the town's vibrant culture and take in the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

7. Go kayaking or paddleboarding. Enjoy the tranquil waters of the cove while exploring its hidden coves and inlets.

8. Take a wildlife tour. Spot a variety of animals, including sea turtles, dolphins, and birds.

9. Visit the nearby Machalilla National Park. Explore the park's lush rainforest, home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and toucans.

10. Go fishing. Enjoy a fun day out on the open waters, catching a variety of fish.

Experience Black Turtle Cove with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Black Turtle Cove. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Black Turtle Cove

Black Turtle Cove in Ecuador has a warm and humid climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from 20-30 degrees Celsius. During the summer months (December-March) the temperature is slightly higher, with higher humidity. In the winter months (June-September) the temperature is slightly cooler and the humidity is lower. Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, with the heaviest rains occurring during the summer months. The coastal location of Black Turtle Cove also brings a humid, tropical breeze which provides a pleasant climate year-round.

Cruise weather for Black Turtle Cove

Our weather forecast for Black Turtle Cove helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 20.1 °C
31.3 m/s
29.2 m/s
22.9 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:06
18:10:45
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 25.0 °C
min: 20.1 °C
21.6 m/s
23.4 m/s
27.3 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:05
18:10:45
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 19.5 °C
28.4 m/s
29.5 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
71.2 %
1,012 hPa
06:05:04
18:10:44
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 19.9 °C
28.4 m/s
24.8 m/s
38.9 %
24.1 m
72.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:05:02
18:10:43
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 19.6 °C
23.8 m/s
20.5 m/s
10.8 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:00
18:10:41
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 20.4 °C
25.9 m/s
23.0 m/s
33.9 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:57
18:10:39
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 20.9 °C
15.1 m/s
16.6 m/s
13.1 %
24.1 m
76.2 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:53
18:10:36
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 25.8 °C
min: 21 °C
17.3 m/s
18.2 m/s
11.9 %
24.1 m
75.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:04:49
18:10:32
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 19.8 °C
17.3 m/s
18.4 m/s
7.8 %
24.1 m
74.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:44
18:10:28
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 20.1 °C
16.2 m/s
19.1 m/s
7.2 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:39
18:10:23
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 20 °C
28.4 m/s
25.9 m/s
68.5 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:32
18:10:17
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 20.4 °C
29.5 m/s
28.4 m/s
33.1 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:26
18:10:11
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 20.7 °C
28.8 m/s
26.3 m/s
48.9 %
24.1 m
77.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:18
18:10:05
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 20.5 °C
31.0 m/s
28.8 m/s
19.2 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:10
18:09:57

Cruises to Black Turtle Cove

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Scheduled ship calls in Black Turtle Cove, Ecuador
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Sep. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 5th 2024 Saturday, 5th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 19th 2024 Saturday, 19th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 16th 2024 Saturday, 16th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 23rd 2024 Saturday, 23rd of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 14th 2024 Saturday, 14th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Dec. 28th 2024 Saturday, 28th of Dec. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jan. 11th 2025 Saturday, 11th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jan. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jan. 25th 2025 Saturday, 25th of Jan. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Feb. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Feb. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Feb. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Feb. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Mar. 1st 2025 Saturday, 1st of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Mar. 8th 2025 Saturday, 8th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Mar. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Mar. 22nd 2025 Saturday, 22nd of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Apr. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Apr. 12th 2025 Saturday, 12th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 10th 2025 Saturday, 10th of May 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
May 31st 2025 Saturday, 31st of May 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jun. 14th 2025 Saturday, 14th of Jun. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jun. 21st 2025 Saturday, 21st of Jun. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Celebrity Xploration 04:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 Celebrity Xpedition 04:00 pm 06:00 pm

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