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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Absolutely loved a morning spent at Post Office Bay. Loved the quirkiness of leaving postcards for future visitors to find, take and hand deliver just as I found one local to me left by another traveller. There's even a wee football pitch by the beach,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a must do tradition. Never mind that it's been slightly amended for us tourists. But take a postcard(s) with you and leave it here addressed to yourself or whomever you want. Then take a look at all those already there and take back...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Fun thing to do from the Galapagos. Send your loved ones a letter from the Galapagos. Write it and leave it in the post box. Someone comes along sees that they live near them and takes it home with them and hand delivers it. NB...More

Thank L1v
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We walked past the mailbox along the water to a nice bay where we went snorkeling in the afternoon. Saw a ray, lots of fish and a couple of sea turtles. The mailbox is just that a place for people to leave or pick up...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Great 200 year old custom where you leave addressed, unstamped postcards in a barrel in hopes that another traveler will pick them up and hand deliver them. We found 3 postcards within a couple of hours of our home, and we've already delivered one of...More

Thank staledale
Reviewed 14 February 2018

There is an old mailbox situation behind the bush on the beach The tourists(us) hand dropped our postcards/letters into this barrel-shaped object which sits on a post, waiting for the next group of tourists to come and did the same thing The mail usually are...More

Thank Allan & Amy T
Reviewed 13 February 2018

24 January 2018 we left postcards in the mail box on Floreana island Galapagos. The following week we sent postcards from Quito - 1000 miles closer to the UK than Galapagos and closer to international mail flights. 11 February 2018 we received one of the...More

Thank Roxsrgreat
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I believe you can still get out to the original post box, I was there 11 years ago but now if you don't want to hike there a replica is right at the landing. You can send postcards or pick up postcards and deliver them...More

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 20 November 2017

A replica of a what used to be, a barrel that you can post your mail in and hope someone from the correct part of the world will happen by. Pretty unlikely if you aren't from a major city, but you never know.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Post Office Bay, on Floreana Island, Galapagos,dates back to the 19th century, when whalers first began keeping a wooden barrel at the site. Since then, mail can be picked up and delivered by hand by any and all travellers that happen to be going near...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

in an attempt to stay in touch with their loved ones, the sailors which would spend months away from home devloped a mailing system on Floreana. The post box is a wooden barrel. Nice place.

Thank Luc S
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15 May 2018|
Response from Roxsrgreat | Reviewed this property |
A delightful wet landing. We did not walk to the bay but we spent several hours late one afternoon enjoying the beach & the wildlife while the crew played football. It is well worth dropping off postcards as all ours made it... More