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Galapagos Islands toursEspañola: A beautiful island with a white sand beach and the amazing Blowhole.  High opportunities to find impressive colonies of sea birds such as blue-footed boobies, masked boobies among other species of fauna such as sea lions, marine iguanas, Galapagos hawk, etc. This is the only breeding site for wave albatross.

Floreana: It is one of the few human populated islands of the Archipelago. Characterized by small volcanic cones, this island is inhabited by high-stepping pink flamingos, and serves as a nesting site for marine turtles. Seasonally, this island is visited by rays and sharks. The unofficial 18th century post office has become a very unique site of the visit, where travelers pick up and drop correspondence for their loved-ones, in a sort of traditional ritual. Spectacular underwater life makes snorkeling ideal, at the Devil's Crown and Champion Islands.

North Seymour:  There is abundant life around the 1 1/4 km. visitor's path. On this island you can find sea lions waddling on the beach, land iguanas, frigate birds displaying their red pouches, colonies of blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls, the bright yellow warbler, as well as fur seals.

Galapagos tours, Lago Darwin Isabel IslandIsabela: The largest island in the Archipelago. This island is formed by 5 active volcanoes. This island becomes an excellent site for diving. We can find in this island the larges population of giant tortoises, sea lions, flightless cormorant, frigate birds, Galapagos hawk and Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, marine turtles, manta rays, hammerheads, eels, white-tipped sharks, blue-footed and masked boobies.

San Cristobal: San Cristobal is home of the Archipelago's capital, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. From here, by traveling north for an hour by boat, we can find the rocky and tiny "Isla Lobos", which is the main sea lion and blue-footed booby colonies site for visitors to San Cristobal. There is a 300 mts. visitors path. Also, "Punta Pitt" is located at the northern edge of the island, and is home for one of the endemic species, the lava lizard. Kicker Rock is a volcanic cinder formation, where blue-footed and masked boobies can be found among frigates and other seabird species.

Fernandina: The third larges island. Because of its dark rocky shores and black sand beaches, has become one of the most fascinating islands. This is one of the newest and the most active islands as well. Here we can find marine and land iguanas, pelicans, Galapagos penguins, fur seals, sea lions and flightless cormorants. Regarding flora, beautiful samples of pahohoe lava formations and mangroves, branchycereus cactus.

Galapagos Islands, Santiago Santiago: A beautiful island where there is the chance to find seals, blue-footed boobies, pelicans and a vast variety of sea birds. James Bay has excellent snorkeling sites where moray eels, sharks and octopus may be found. Behind the shoreline is Sugar Loaf volcano, and on the path you can find lava lizards Darwin finches, doves and the Galapagos hawk.

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