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All Islands and Highlights on the Galapagos Islands

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Genovesa

North Islands

A must see island for bird lovers, Genovesa island boosts an incredible amount of bird species, frigate birds, seabirds, storm petrels, Nazca boobies, swallow tailed gulls, short eared owls, cactus finch, warbler finch, the rare red footed boobies which has its largest colony in Genovesa island & much more. Among the most distant...[read more]

Visitor sites: Darwin BayPrince Philips Steps

Marchena

North Islands

A remote island rarely covered by yachts in the Galapagos, Marchena island has no landing sites currently authorized by the Galapagos park, yachts visiting this island are limited to aquatic activities only. Known as one of the best Islands to snorkel & dive, the island surrounding waters offer an incredible amount of marine life & a...[read more]

Visitor sites: Mejia PointBlack Beach

Santiago

North Islands

Located North West between Santa Cruz & Isabela, Santiago Island is an exceptional stop offering its visitors an array of attractions, fields of dry black lava formations, panoramic cliffs, an incredible amount of bird species, Salt Mines, Palo Santo Forests, a black sand beach & much more are all found in Santiago. Also known as...[read more]

Fernandina

West Islands

Fernandina Island is the youngest & most pristine island in the Archipelago. Formed by a highly active shielded volcano (La Cumbre), Fernandina is mostly covered with volcanic rocky scenaries, lava flows and little to no vegetation. Unspoiled animal life found with no introduced species by mankind boosts unique wildlife like ...[read more]

Visitor sites: Punta EspinozaMangle Point

Isabela

West Islands

The largest island in the Archipelago was formed by the merging of 6 shielded volcanoes creating a single landmass now known as Isabela. Most of the volcanoes remain active to this day & vast volcanic fields is predominant in the northern volcanoes with little vegetation. The lower southeastern part of the island is where the third...[read more]

Santa Cruz

Central Islands

Santa Cruz is the second largest Galapagos island, and its most densely populated - thanks to the fact that volcanic activity is long extinct here. Located right in the centre of the archipelago, the name Santa Cruz means “holy cross”, and settlement of the island began in the 1920s and 1930s with the arrival of American and...[read more]

San Cristobal

East Islands

San Cristobal island is the Capital of the Galapagos, the easternmost island in the archipelago and among the oldest ones. San Cristobal is the 2nd island to have an airport for commercial airlines entering & exiting the islands. San Cristobal island is home to a variety of wildlife, cetaceans & marine species in its surrounding...[read more]

Española

South Islands

Espanola Island is one of the oldest islands in the Archipelago, a fantastic Island that for the most part displays a flat surface that attributes to its picturesque scenarios. Its white sand beaches, the imposing and unique waved albatross along other tropical sea birds make of Espanola Island popular stop among cruises. the...[read more]

Floreana

South Islands

Floreana has played a significant roll in the Galapagos History over the years, this is the island where a wooden barrel was placed in a bay to be used as a posting service & famously named after it (Post Office Bay), with a supply of fresh water it was a common stop for whalers, & many years later the self...[read more]

Baltra

Islets

Located North to Santa Cruz Baltra island also known as South Seymour is a flat island which for the most part displays an arid zone with little vegetation. Used by the United States as an army air force base during world war II, which was then later passed on to the Ecuadorian government, nowadays a new ecological airport stands in...[read more]

Bartholomew

Islets

Found in the east coast of Santiago Bartholomew is a rather young island that displays some colorful sands in tints of red, black & other hues in its basaltic sand. A rather popular destination due to the scenic rock formation found in the island known as Pinnacle Rock & its surrounding scenery. 2 beaches are connected by a path,the...[read more]

Chinese Hat

Islets

A small islet shaped like a Chinese hat when seen from afar - hence its name Chinese Hat island is located in the South East coast of Santiago island, separated by a small channel of Turquoise water, this visit point is restricted only to small vessels. Highlights of the area is a scenic hike around the cove where you can...[read more]

Daphne

Islets

Both Major & Minor Daphne are volcanic tuff cones located in the Northern coast of Santa Cruz.  A trail leading through the cove allows its visitors to view masked boobies nesting on the flanks of the cones, and the blue footed boobies nesting inside the craters. More Information: Daphne Island - Wikipedia...[read more]

Mosquera

Islets

Mosquera is a small islet found between Baltra & North Seymour Islands, Mosquera is among the islands holding the largest population of sea lions, another main attribute to Mosquera would be its reef of rocks and coral, with its white sand beaches extending to over 600 meters of estimated length.  You can also observe several...[read more]

North Seymour

Islets

North Seymour has a trail of about 2 miles in length, following the same pattern of a few other islands in the Galapagos, North Seymour was formed  by uprisings of underwater volcanic lavas, reaching its current level above sea over million of years. Wildlife found in abundance are the great frigate birds, Sea Lions, swallow tailed...[read more]

Rabida

Islets

Rabida island has a trail of approximately 1.1 km, Rabida offers a unique landscape of a red sand beach on its red east coast. Not far from the disembarking point a coastal lagoon behind the beach is found. The local hike will take its visitors on a loop where an infinity of bird life can be spotted, black necked stilts,...[read more]

Santa Fe

Islets

Santa Fe Island is among the oldest Galapagos Volcano with rock formations dating back 3.9 million years. Santa Fe island is located in the north eastern part of the Archipelago, the visit point starts with a wet landing in Barrington Bay , a very rocky trail that leads to a scenic viewpoint on a cliff, or the alternate trail leading...[read more]

South Plazas

Islets

South Plazas island is found off the east part of Santa Cruz, South plazas consists of 2 islands known as Plazas Islands. The Opuntia Cacti is rather common in South plazas, one of the favorite meals for the Land Iguana found in healthy quantities, & Hybrid iguanas - a breeding between marine & Land iguanas . Another highlight of South...[read more]