Highlights in the Galapagos Islands include Baltra, Dragon Hill, and Black Turtle Cove. Land iguanas potter amongst the cactus and vegetation.


Discover our Galapagos Islands ports of call.

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    During World War II, Baltra was a U.S. military base, protecting the Panama Canal from attack. Now, Baltra is home to the region's airport and is where you will meet your ship.

  • Chinese Hat Islet

    Chinese Hat Islet – this tiny island near the south of Santiago Island gets its name from its shape which is much like a Chinese hat.

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    Daphne Island

    The cliff shore of Daphne island is home to sea lions, pelicans, blue footed boobies and tropical birds. Large schools of fish can be observed from the zodiac rides.

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    Cerro Brujo

    Cerro Brujo is a fascinating geologic landscape, beach, and satellite volcanic cone. Boat rides along the shore bring you to a huge natural cut-out and a unique photo opportunity!

  • Espumilla Beach, Santiago

    Espumilla Beach can be found on Santiago Island – it’s the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, and relaxing on the golden sand on your Galapagos cruise.

  • Kicker Rock, San Cristobal

    You’ll find Kicker Rock near Puerto Baquerizo in the stunning Galapagos Islands – also known as Leon Dormido, this rock resembles the shape of a sleeping lion.

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    Puerto Baquerizo

    Visit the small waterfront town of Puerto Baquerizo, the administrative capital of the islands. Excursion options include a tour of a local interpretation centre and time for shopping.

  • Puerto Villamil, Isabella

    Puerto Villamil can be found in the southeast of Isla Isabella. Relax on the beautiful white sand beaches and take in the spectacular surroundings.

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    Punta Pitt

    Punta Pitt is a truly unique destination – it is the only place in the Galapagos where you are able to witness all three species of boobies in one place.

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    Black Turtle Cove

    The only way to get to Black Turtle Cove is by dinghy. A shallow inlet, it protects a range of wildlife. Look out for: white-tip reef sharks, rays and sea turtles.

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    Dragon Hill

    Dragon Hill is named after its population of land iguanas. The site offers a beautiful view of the landscape and two small brackish lagoons where flamingos and other shore birds occasionally feed.

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    Las Bachas

    Welcome to Las Bachas: a white-sand beach on the northern coast of Santa Cruz Island. This is one of the largest nesting areas of the Pacific Green Sea Turtle in the Galapagos.

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    Puerto Ayora

    Here, you have the opportunity to visit a giant tortoise reserve in the lushly vegetated highlands, or to wander through the lovely streets of Puerto Ayora for some shopping.

  • Santa Fe Island

    To the southeast of Santa Cruz Island you’ll find one of the oldest islands in the Galapagos, Santa Fe. Sea lions are the main attraction here, as well as multiple dive sites and walking trails.

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    South Plaza

    This little island off the coast of Santa Cruz will bring you up close with seal pups. South Plaza has one of the biggest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos.

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    North Seymour Island

    Layers of lava that originally erupted underwater have created a low-lying island packed with wildlife. A hike along the shore and into the island’s interior reveals mystery upon mystery.

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    This is one of the most spectacular settings in the Galapagos. A relatively young island, its volcanic origins are evident. One visiting astronaut even said it reminded him of the moon.

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    Espinoza Point

    This is one of the least visited sites on Isabela due to its remote location and difficult access. Black volcanic rocks provide a stark contrast to the brilliant green of plant growth.

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    Elizabeth Bay

    Elizabeth Beach is a sheltered inlet and one of the westernmost points in the Galapagos. Scenic boat rides offer excellent wildlife viewing and access to a rich mangrove ecosystem.

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    Moreno Point

    Punta Moreno will make you feel like you’ve travelled back into a prehistoric era. Located on the extreme north coast of Isabela Island, you may see huge marine iguanas and Galapagos Penguins.

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    Tagus Cove

    Tagus Cove has historically provided shelter for wayfarers and is one of the places Charles Darwin visited in 1835. A hike up a volcanic tuff cone offers views of Darwin’s Lake.

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    Urvina Bay

    Take a ramble through this reef’s high-and-dry corals or stick to a shorter version and look for land iguanas and giant tortoises. Urvina Bay is great for swimming and snorkelling.

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    Vicente Roca Point

    You’ll find Vicente Roca Point right at the mouth of the sea-horse-shaped Isla Isabela. While you’re there, don’t miss the sea horses in the spectacular bay – perfect for snorkelling.

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    The landscapes of this small island are visually stunning. Among other sights, there is an old volcanic cone bathed in crimson, sitting amid coves of clear, aqua-blue water.

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    Mosquera Islet

    At its most narrow, Mosquera Islet is only 160km across. You’ll find sea birds here, as well as sea lions; it is home to one of the biggest populations in the Galapagos.

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    Puerto Egas

    With its sandy beach, black rock and blue-water grottos this stop offers a taste of Galapagos geology, some great snorkelling, and an opportunity to see shore birds and Galapagos fur seals.

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    Sullivan Bay

    Take a morning hike over a blackened landscape that is nothing less than a geologic wonderland. Craters, lava and cactus dot the trail – it resembles a Martian-like landscape. 

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    Darwin Bay

    Darwin Bay was formed by a submerged crater, and the resulting steep cliffs provide the perfect protected homes for a range of seabirds. See how many you can spot.

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    El Barranco

    We’ll take you sailing to El Barranco, situated in the southern part of Darwin Bay. Explore the 1.5km trail of volcanic rock and look out for rare species.

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    Gardner Bay

    Gardner Bay is home to one of the longest beaches in the Galapagos. You’ll visit a sea lion colony and search for more wildlife, such as the startlingly red Sally Lightfoot crabs.

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    Suarez Point

    Punta Suarez offers natural beauty at its best. A hike from the beach to the steep southern cliffs leads to a blowhole where water gushes up to 50 feet into the air.

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    Bahia Post Office

    This site is home to the post office barrel where whalers and others could leave their mail to be picked up by outbound ships. Continue the tradition and post your own letter.

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    Cormorant Point

    Cormorant Point was the first capital of the Galapagos and where Charles Darwin met the islands' Governor. Its small brackish lagoon is often home to flamingos and stilts.

  • Wall of Tears, Isabella

    On this visit to Isla Isabella you’ll discover the Wall of Tears and the fascinating history of the prisoners that built it.


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