Isla Isabela

Isabela Island (Isla Isabela) is the largest island in the Galapagos, is in the shape of a sea horse and was named by Chrisopher Columbus in honor of Queen Isabela of Spain. It is home to five active volcanoes.

Punta Vicente Roca Highlights:
Looking at Isabela as being the shape of a sea horse, Punta Vicente Roca is at the horse's mouth. Here an ancient volcano formed a protected bay and two coves, all protected from the ocean swells.

Punta Vicente Roca is one of the most fascinating marine sites in Galapagos. Divers come to explore the underwater caves and incredible marine life including rays, mula mula and horn sharks.

While no landings are permitted here, the half-collapsed remains of an ancient volcano make for a spectacular setting at this site. Awe-inspiring cliffs, tranquil blue waters, and abundant wildlife create a zodiac ride to remember as we search for sea turtles, Galapagos penguins, fur seals, the flightless cormorant, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, and the oddly-shaped form of the elusive sunfish.