The Galapagos Islands
A volcanic islet off the east coast of Santiago Island. Great views and the most scenic photos taken are of Pinnacle Rock. A gradual staircase takes you to the overlook, worth every step.
Wildlife: Penguins and reef sharks
Darwin Bay – Prince Phillip’s Steps
Tower Island is a spectacular site, and is also known as Bird Island due to the large number of colonies here.
Darwin Bay is a coral beach with tide pools. You enter a forest of mangroves where colonies of red-throated Frigates nest. The males inflate their pouches to attract females that fly overhead.
Wildlife: Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, noddy terns, shearwaters, tropicbirds, storm petrels, short-eared owl and great frigate birds, and Galápagos sea lions and fur seals.
The western most island with continuous volcanic eruption.
Wildlife: Colonies of marine iguanas, sea lions, Galápagos snakes, flightless cormorants and penguins and the only sea-going lizard and pools of marine life.