Caleta Tortuga Negra (Black Turtle Cove) - Off of Isla Santa Cruz
12/23 AM: Black Turtle Cove is a mangrove swamp on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Our ship was anchored at the entrance to the cove and we entered the area in a dinghy. In the smaller and most interesting areas of the cove it is prohibited to use a motor so we paddle the dinghy for a wonderfully quiet journey through this beautiful and unique area. This is a great place to see turtles as well as rays.