Fernandina Island has never been colonised by any non-native species, and this makes it ones of the world's most pristine island ecosystems. Coupled with its young age (Fernandina was only formed a few hundred thousand years ago) this makes a visit to this Galapagos island very special indeed.
At Espinosa Point on the northeastern shore of Fernandina the vista is dominated by "La Cumbre", the volcano whose lava fields formed the island. A visit to Espinosa Point is high on many people's list thanks to the number of iconic unique Galapagos species you will see here. As well as the noisy and fun-loving Galapagos Sea Lions, Espinosa Point is a great place to see Marine Iguanas, the wonderful Galapagos Penguins and the unique and endangered Galapagos Flightless Cormorant. If you are very lucky and keep your eyes skyward you may also catch sight of a Galapagos Hawk circling overhead looking for its next meal.
Highlights at Espinosa Point
- Galapagos Flightless Cormorant
- Views of the majestic La Cumbre volcano
- Galapagos Penguins