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Address: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

This isolated island is best known for its “big animal” diving – it is...

This isolated island is best known for its “big animal” diving – it is considered one of the whale shark capitals of the world.

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Must visit center if on the Island

We loved the town to walk around and also shop. Worth going to Darwin Center if you are on the island. Tour guide will explain what they are doing. Claimed the overs action... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
Lois L
St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We loved the town to walk around and also shop. Worth going to Darwin Center if you are on the island. Tour guide will explain what they are doing. Claimed the overs action platform

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Seneca, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

After a week+ visiting some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world in diverse/natural settings, it was a disappointment to see the rough conditions of this station.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

Boobies, frigates, sea lions stairs and shrubs. Visited Darwin bay as part of 7 day cruise on Metropolitan's Lapinta Yacht. Every island had something different to offer. We walked up prince phillip steps

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Queenstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

We took a walk through as part of a larger tour of the Galapagos. Center looks like they were doing some very good work and it was fascinating to see the tortoises at different ages. It is a bit of a walk, which can be tough on a hit day - better to go in the AM.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

I thought the environment was beautiful. Tourist beware , no trash to be left anywhere except in trash cans. The city is quaint.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Galapagos Island tour was so incredibly enriching in so many ways! The diversity of life is astonishing and I just hope people keep it clean and alive. So many wild animals. The sea turtles are wonderful. Definitely worth the trip.

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Le Mesnil le roi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Great experience, awesome landscape and wildlife. One of our best trip for wildlife experience Impressive geology Great natural guides You can have more details on natureetphotographie.fr

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

My review of Wolf says it. If you are a diver and go to the Galapagos without doing Darwin and Wolf you might as well not go. Whale sharks, hammerheads, dolphins, etc. but not for a novice diver, also strong currents, cold water, big waves. I would go back in a heart beat.

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

It was interesting but not a highlight of my trip. I would get a guide to show you around and to discuss the important aspects of this visit.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Darwin Island (also known as Culpepper), honors the archipelago's most famous visitor, Charles Darwin. It is the northernmost island of the archipelago and is an incredible place for dedicated divers, along with its nearby neighbor of Wolf Island. To visit this Island you can only do so on a week long live-aboard diving trip. Regular naturalist cruises do not venture... More 

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