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Santiago Island
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By Dan Travel
Published on 09/17/2007
 
Egas Port: Is located at the West of James Island. This site has been seriously affected by the activities of the salt mining in the 1960’s and by the large quantities of introduced animals, especially the goats, which have caused great damage to the vegetation. Nevertheless, visitor sites are all of great beautyand scientific interest.

Rábida Island: This island has a striking dark red colour due to the high content of iron in the lava and its oxidation. Behind the beach there is a picturesque salt water lagoon. Where white–cheeked pintail provides a beautiful views from its southeastern cliffs.

North Seymour Island: This island is located to the North of Baltra. Its a flat and low-lying island, formed as a result of the uplift of a submarine lava formation. The vegetation is mainly low and bushy, and contains the largest colony of magnificent frigate birds in the Galapagos. There is also a large population of blue footed boobies nesting from may to November and by the coastline resides a colony of playful sea lions.

Genovesa island: The main attraction is the Prince Philip´s Steps. This site is part of the narrow arm of land which encircles the eastern section of Darwin Bay. It is an excellent place to observe various species of sea birds. After ascending 25 m up the cliff, the visitor arrives to a lava platform, where masked boobies, red footed boobies and frigate birds nest.The trail crosses a section of dry “palo santo” forest, typical of the island´s vegetation