Charles Darwin Research Station
See the Galapagos Islands through the eyes of the legendary explorer, Charles Darwin. Learn the history of the islands and see endemic and native flora and fauna, including Land Iguanas and the ever popular Giant Tortoise. The station is the hub of conservation research in the Galapagos and has a wealth of information about the fragile and distinctive ecosystems you will visit in this island chain. You can conclude your visit of the station with a stop at a lava rock beach overlooking Academy Bay and the Island of Santa Fe.
Tour Highlights and Inclusions:
- Learn about native and endemic flora and fauna of the islands.
- Visit the Interpretation Center to learn about the history of the Galapagos.
- Visit Giant Tortoise corrals with tortoises ranging from juveniles to adults.
- See colorful Land Iguanas in simulated habitat.
- Understand more about the research and conservation projects in the islands.
- Snorkel off a lava beach with a view of Academy Bay and Santa Fe Island.
Location: The Charles Darwin Research Station is located in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz at the end of Avenida Darwin.
Terrestrial Wildlife: Giant Tortoises, Land Iguanas, native and endemic fauna.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate: light walking on wooden boardwalks and improved paths, snorkeling from beach.
You will need: walking shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear, and swimming gear.
|Start time: open 6am - 6pm||Duration: Half-Day||Origin: Santa Cruz||Embarcation Point: n/a|
|Group Size: n/a||Vessel Type: n/a||Activity level: Moderate||Time Needed: 2-4 hrs|