Galapagos Travel Tips & News by HAUGAN CRUISES


Galapagos Map & Island Descriptions

Bartholomew Island

Visit the Pinnacle Rock and the white-sand beach: the best area to get photos of Galapagos penguins.

Daphne Island

A popular stop for scientists researching the unique qualities of the Galapagos finches.

Española Island

Being the oldest island, has wildlife that adapted to special conditions of Gardner Bay and Suarez Pt.

Fernandina Island

No foreign species has ever invaded Fernandina and her pristine ecosystem is a point of pride.

Floreana Island

One of the islands with the most interesting human history and one of the earliest to be inhabited.

Genovesa Island

Formed by the remaining edge of a submerged crater. Its nickname of “the bird island” is clearly justified.

Isabela Island

The island’s seahorse shape is the product of the merging of six large volcanoes into a single landmass.

Mosquera Island

The island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.

North Seymour Island

Explore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.

Rabida Island

A bird-watcher’s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

Santa Fe Island

A volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen

Santiago Island

Marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals, land and sea turtles, flamingos, dolphins and sharks are found here.

South Plaza Island

South Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos.

San Cristobal Island

The first island in the Galapagos that Charles Darwin visited during his voyage on the Beagle

Santa Cruz Island

The island that hosts the largest human population in the archipelago at the town of Puerto Ayora.