The Galapagos Islands

Isla Fernandina

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The third largest — and youngest — of the Galapagos Islands, Fernandina has a unique environment which makes it a haven for thousands of slowly-moving marine iguanas, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and sea lions. This is also the island where you’re most likely to see a volcanic eruption, with the last happening in 2009.

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  • Isla Santa Cruz

    Isla Santa Cruz

    Almost all visitors to the Galapagos Islands will touch down in Isla Santa Cruz at some point...Read more
  • Isla Isabela

    Isla Isabela

    Isabela is the largest of the Galapagos Islands and is made up of five (sometimes) active volcanoes...Read more
  • Isla Genovesa

    Isla Genovesa

    Stay with us – Isla Genovesa is also known as Booby Island due to the sheer number of goofy-looking Nazca and red-footed boobies that live here...Read more
  • Isla Rabida

    Isla Rabida

    Famous for the unique red colour of its beach and cliffs, Isla Rabida is known for the sizeable number of flamingos that feed on shrimp in its lagoon, snorkelling with sea lions and the large number of bird species that live here...Read more
  • Isla Floreana

    Isla Floreana

    To the north of Floreana lies Punta Cormorant, a beautiful white sand beach that runs for 720m and is known as the best flamingo lagoon in the Galapagos...Read more
  • Isla San Cristóbal

    Isla San Cristóbal

    Sea lions are everywhere in San Cristobal, so head down to any accessible waterfront to see noisy sea lions and furry babies frolicking on the sand and occasionally taking to the water...Read more
  • Isla Española

    Isla Española

    Española is one of the more remote Galapagos Islands, at some 90km southeast of Isla Santa Cruz...Read more
  • Isla Bartolomé

    Isla Bartolomé

    Tiny Bartolomé is most famous for its landscapes and scenery...Read more
  • Isla Santiago

    Isla Santiago

    Once a hideout for smugglers and pirates, Isla Santiago is now best-known for Sullivan Bay, where century-old lava has solidified into bubbles and caves, and Puerto Egas, a wet landing where you can see seals, sea lions and sea birds...Read more

Machu Picchu & Galapagos cruise

An epic land and sea voyage of history and nature
Approx. 13 days
Lima (1 days) → Sacred Valley (2) → Machu Picchu (1) → Cusco (2) → Quito (2) → Isla Santa Cruz (1) → Isla Fernandina (1) → Isla Isabela (1) → Isla Santiago (1) → Quito (1)
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Galapagos expedition cruise

Luxury-class cruise of the islands
Approx. 8 days
Isla Santa Cruz (1 days) → Isla Fernandina (1) → Isla Isabela (1) → Isla Bartolomé (1) → Isla Rabida (1) → Isla Santa Cruz (1) → Isla Española (1) → Isla San Cristóbal (1)
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Things to do in Isla Fernandina

Our recommended experiences and activities

Explore Punta Espinosa colourful sea life
Isla Fernandina

Explore Punta Espinosa colourful sea life

Punta Espinosa on Isla Fernandina is home to some of the most interesting sea creatures in the archipelago. Enjoy watching lazy marine iguanas mingling with sea lions and colourful Sally Lightfoot crabs.

Where to go in The Galapagos Islands

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