Searching for info about top destinations in Galapagos? The Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza is a tortoise conservatory dedicated to breeding these amazing animals and conserving their natural environment. Visitors will see tortoises large and small and get up close and personal with them. The center employs informative staff members who are more than happy to take visitors on a tour of the facilities, sharing fun facts on how tortoises are bred and released back into their natural environment. There is also a boardwalk that connects the conservatory to the town (a 45 minute walk); visitors will be able to see iguanas, flamingos, and many other types of birds during the walk. The conservatory can be explored at no cost, though donations are welcome to help the cause.
Among most islands of Galapagos, Genovesa Island is famous for housing a wide variety of birds that include red footed boobies, doves, Darwin finches, frigatebirds, lava gulls, storm petrels, and many other attractive birds. Don’t miss observing the wonderful, rare birdlife of this region. Also, this island is a great site for snorkeling along the sides of cliffs. Prince Philip’s Steps is fantastic site for bird watching. Find extra details on Galapagos Last Minute Availability.
A highlight for many visitors to the Galapagos Islands, snorkeling is the chance to get up-close and personal with the wildlife of the seas. Unlike Scuba Diving you do not need training to snorkel, however, due to the nature of the Pacific Ocean and the currents around the islands as well as the conservation concerns about the reef, you will be briefed thoroughly before the activity. It is recommended that you snorkel with a “buddy” or a group and that you bring an underwater camera for shots of green sea turtles, the world’s smallest penguin and some beautiful reef fish! Most creatures on the islands have very little fear of humans as they evolved in relative isolation, but if you come across a sea lion bull do not touch him even if he touches you.
One of the best places to see the crowd and commotion of the land, the Santa Cruz Fish Market is filled with both locals and foreigners. Fishermen unload their catch of the day and set up their makeshift stalls while people search for the freshest fish and seafood for their meals. It’s a great place for visitors to buy ingredients and try their hand at the local cuisine; it’s also a good place to people watch and see how the locals go about their day. Visitors can bird watch, see some sea lions, or take great photos off the vantage point at the nearby pier. At night, the entire market transforms to an outdoor restaurant, and it is a great place to try an authentic meal.
Nemo Galapagos is a family-owned business sailing the Galapagos Islands since 1985. A zoologist’s fantasy, the Galapagos Islands deliver an once-in-a-lifetime chance to observe animals to be found nowhere else on the planet. From the very instant you step onto these stunning shores, you’re met by giant tortoises basking in the sun, lava lizards scurrying between rocks, and frigates swooping overhead. No one who has walked among these exceptional creatures has forgotten the experience! Find more info at Galapagos Cruise Availability.