Overview for Galapagos Islands
Visitors to the archipelago are guided around the islands by expert naturalists, while the wildlife is virtually fearless and unaffected by their presence. Swim and snorkel with turtles and sea lions. On land, find yourself sidestepping iguanas and nesting frigate birds.
Galapagos Island Guide
Espanola (Hood) Island
The most southerly island with a beautiful white coral beach and excellent snorkelling. Sea lion colonies, marine iguanas, masked and blue-footed boobies and weaved albatross abound.
Floreana (Charles) Island
Site of the famous Post Office Barrel, an informal post box for sailors. Habitat to pink flamingo, pintail ducks and sea turtle. Snorkelling at Devil’s Crown, an extinct volcanic crater.
Home to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Visit the giant prickly–pear cactus forest. Land birds, Galapagos sea lion, lava lizard, and the famous giant tortoise are plentiful.
A small island with some of the most impressive volcanic scenery and moon-like landscapes in the archipelago. The famous Pinnacle Rock can be seen here.
North Seymour Island
A small uplifted lava flow island that once lay on the ocean bed. Bird life is abundant and you can find the magnificent frigate bird, land iguanas, lava lizard and sea lions.
One of the most pristine islands and the youngest in the archipelago, with an active volcano. A profusion of marine iguanas, sea lions, green sea turtle and flightless cormorants.
The largest island in the Galapagos and the most volcanically active. Tagus Cove was historically an anchorage for pirates and whalers. A diverse range of wildlife including giant tortoise.
Now an extinct volcano and a paradise for thousands of birds including frigate and masked and red-footed boobies.
San Cristobal Island
The easternmost island of the archipelago and first island that Charles Darwin set foot upon in the Galapagos. Kicker Rock is a beautiful rocky islet. Exceptional bird watching opportunities.
Note: Galapagos National Marine Park Fee of US$100 per person is paid locally (subject to change).