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Tagus Cove: It is a beautifully well protected cove sheltered by the shoulders of two volcanic craters and has been used as an anchorage for over 300 years. Arriving here the boat will sail through the Bolivar Channel,  these are the coldest most productive waters in the Galapagos,

Galapagos vacations, Isabela Island, Tagus Cove

the upwelling of the Cronwell Current, where dolphins and whales are frequently seen. 

Tagus Cove, named for the British naval vessel that moored here in 1814, was used historically as an anchorage for pirates and whalers. The coves quiet waters make for an ideal panga ride beneath its sheltered cliffs, where blue-fotted boobies, brown noddies, pelicans and noddy terns make their nests, and flightless cormorants and penguins inhabit the lava ledges.

From the shore, a wooden stairway rises to the dusty trail passing through the Palo Santo Forests to reach the  perfectly round saltwater crater, Darwin Lake.

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