Floreana Island Cruises
The volcanic island of Floreana (also Santa Maria or Charles Island) is one of the southernmost in the Galapagos. The island has central volcanic craters reaching 1,800 ft (550 m) high and sloping green hills leading to a sandy shore. The area is rich in wildlife such as sea lions, brown pelicans, flamingos, Darwin finches, and interesting vegetation. With its crystal clear waters, and shallow coastal platforms, it sustains a rich variety of unique tropical marine life including green sea turtles. An offshore island known as Devil's Crown is the summit of a submerged volcanic cone; tropicbirds and noddy terns nest here, and the snorkeling can be excellent (currents permitting).