Sullivan Bay
Sullivan Bay
4.5

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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,878 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
My wife and I landed at Sullivan a Bay by Zodiac boat from our cruise ship. It is a tricky, but dry landing.

There is a marked (white stakes) circular walk from the landing, virtually exclusively across 1890s lava (there have been no eruptions here since then). The lava is walkable, but uneven and very sharp in places. You need good footwear!

You'll see pioneer plants, including lava cactus, if you keep your eyes open. And a lizard or two. How they live here us beyond me - it is very arid and hot. Definitely worth a visit - highly recommended, especially with a guide.

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Written March 5, 2018
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greattripsrw
279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The walk on this lava field was quite interesting, I am glad we experienced it. We arrived via panga and stepped directly on to the lava at the shores's edge. Since the lava is quite sharp, it is recommended to wear sturdy, thick soled shoes - hiking shoes worked well for us. The area is a barren looking landscape and the lava flow formations are varied in that some areas look like huge blobs, swirls, twisted ropes and high and low mounds with cracks in between, all of which makes the footing a bit uneven and tricky to negotiate. Our Naturalist guide followed a trail up and around the uneven terrain which gave us a true sense of the volcanic origin of the Galapagos Islands. We went in the late afternoon so it was quite beautiful to witness the changes in color on the landscape as the sun lowered in the sky.
Written September 10, 2017
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him331
London, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
The flow is young - only created in 1897, and forms incredible shapes. Came early morning which was good as I expect it would be too hot in the sun. The lava is surprisingly easy to walk over but you'll need decent shoes. We then had a brilliant snorkel where we met both a penguin and a White-tipped Reef Shark at close proximity.
Written August 19, 2017
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wayne m
Greensboro, NC1,138 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
The lava fields look like they could have been yesterday! Easy to walk with sturdy shoes. This is a "wet landing" on a sandy beach. Saw 3 large turtle tracks going to their egg laying spots. Also wonderful snorkeling.
Written March 9, 2017
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Maree R
Christchurch, New Zealand1,179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting place where you can walk over a lava flow. Fascinating patterns, this was a stop on our cruise and we were lucky to have some cloud cover, its reasonable easy walking and we saw a couple of lava lizards.
Written June 5, 2019
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yokasta
Quito, Ecuador33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
So, you can get here by cruise or by a day tour. I got here because my visit was included in my Galapagos cruise. It was A M A Z I N G nothing like you've ever seen before.

This is a lava flow and you go for a short excursion and walk on it. Take comfortable shoes and be careful while you walk.
Written April 15, 2019
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Christina G
Ringwood, UK716 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
I’ve never seen anything like this in my travels around the world. As far as the eye can see there is grey, shiny lava in swirls and some places looks like rope. There is a walk from the beach to the far side of the flow. It’s challenging at times underfoot but well worth seeing such a strange phenomenon. Swim & snorkel of the beach after.
Written March 12, 2019
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fizzy1991
Nashville, TN5,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Interesting place to walk on and see all the different designs that the lava flow created. Be very careful when walking because the lava is very sharp and rough. I wear GOOD walking shoes not sandals of any kind. We tried taking our shoes off at one point and walking on the lava. I don't recommend doing this for very long but it was an interesting feeling on the bottom of your feet.
Written December 4, 2018
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8636travel
Barboursville, WV208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This place with all this lava beds was just stunning. We felt as though we were on another planet! It’s a great way to appreciate how islands are formed.
Written July 7, 2018
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Adam P
London, UK104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
After initially feeling a little underwhelmed by lack of bird and wildlife, I really enjoyed our walk across the lava field, revealing interesting formations and fissures. The bay also has incredible water colour and worth a visit.
Written June 3, 2018
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