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Unlike many of the Galapagos, Baltra isn't the visible remains of an undersea volcano but was actually formed by a series of uplifts of lava, hence its flat plains. Until the 1930s, the island didn't receive much attention from the rest of world, but... more about Baltra

The Island of Bartholomew (or Bartolome in Spanish) is a rather barren island. It doesn't have much in the way of vegetation, and the native species consist of a few more about Bartholomew

Darwin Island (originally named Culpepper Island) was renamed in honor of the famous naturalist Charles Darwin. It is considered by many to be one of the best underwater habitats anywhere on earth.

Darwin is... more about Darwin

Española is the most southerly of the Galapagos Islands and is probably one of the oldest. In fact, geologists have estimated it to be over 4 million years old! Over many thousands of years, thanks to tectonic activity, the island has slowly... more about Española

The youngest and most pristine of the Galapagos Islands, Fernandina is a favorite place to visit for Galapatours clients. Thanks to the rich, cold water currents that surround her, she's home to many wonderful species, including flightless cormorants,... more about Fernandina

Floreana Island has a very unusual human history, perhaps the most colourful of any of the Galapagos Islands! It was the home of the very first person to live full time in the Galapagos - a fearless Irishman called Patrick... more about Floreana

Genovesa Island is a circular island with a dramatic horseshoe bay that sits to the northeastern of the Galapagos. Its distinctive shape is the result of the collapse of a large volcanic crater, and this resulted in the formation now known as more about Genovesa

Marchena is the largest of the so-called northern islands here in Galapagos. Despite most of the current volcanic activity being concentrated to the western islands Isabela and  more about Marchena

North Seymour is a small island off the coast of Baltra in the Galapagos. North Seymour was not formed as the result of a volcanic eruption, but by a seismic uplift... more about North Seymour

Pinzon is named after the brothers who captained the famous ships Pinta and Nina that sailed with Christopher Columbus on his voyage of discovery to the New World. This small island is surrounded by deep waters, and this has meant that its species... more about Pinzón

Rabida is a small, steeply-sloped island with red-sand shores, and was originally called Jervis. Despite its small size, Rabida has one of the highest concentrations of volcanic features in the Galapagos, and it's thanks to the iron-rich... more about Rábida

San Cristóbal is the most easterly island of the Galapagos archipelago. It was formed when three or four volcanoes, all now extinct, joined together into one landmass. Named after the Spanish version of St Christopher, the Patron Saint of seafarers,... more about San Cristóbal

Santa Cruz is the second largest Galapagos island, and its most densely populated - thanks to the fact that volcanic activity is long extinct here. Located right in the centre of the archipelago, the name Santa Cruz means “holy cross”,... more about Santa Cruz

Santa Fe is a small, flat island right in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, and is thought to be one of the oldest volcanoes here. Dating of the rocks below the water estimate they were formed almost 4 million years ago.

Santa... more about Santa Fe

Santiago Island has steep cliffs that make beautiful backdrops for photographs, as well as providing a perfect home for countless marine birds. 400 years ago pirates would stop here to resupply with fresh water, firewood and meat.

Originally... more about Santiago

Whilst her twin, North Plaza, is closed to visitors, South Plaza is one of the best visitor sites in the Galapagos thanks to the large number of species present on her small area.

The Plazas were the result of a geological uplift, and because... more about South Plaza

Wolf Island, also known as Wenman, was named after the German geologist Theodor Wolf. It has an area of only half a square mile yet rises up to 830 feet above the waves. Like its neighbour, more about Wolf

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