Cruises from Punta Pitt, San Cristobal
Punta Pitt (Pitt Point) on San Cristobel Island is the easternmost point of the Galapagos Archipelago. Make a wet landing on the small 90 m beach and take the steep track uphill – 236 m high over a distance of 680 m. The volcanic tuff is sparsely covered with spiky shrubs, and the purpose of this rather challenging hike? See three species of boobies: blue-footed, red-footed, and Nazca boobies.
Boobies hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. The great frigate and storm petrel nests are here also. The full round hike is 1400 m over two hours.