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Darwin Bay

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Teeming with wildlife, this scenic bay is named for Charles Darwin, the famous scientist and naturalist who created the Origin of Species theory.
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Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This whole place - Genovesa Island - was breathtaking and so interesting. There were birds everywhere, including the famous Blue Footed Boobies and also the equally interesting Red Footed Boobies. Not to forget the Frigate Birds constantly circling above, which somehow reminded me of Hitchcock.....

Thank Passionate_Kiwi
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Genovesa is quite a trek from the other islands but worth it. You get rewarded by not having to share the wildlife with other humans. And what wildlife! A small walking loop allows you to take in nesting nasca boobies with chicks at various ages...More

Thank 2checkingout
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Darwin Bay is located on one of the two so called magical islands of the Galapagos. Genovesa and the other is Espanola island. If you are into wild life cannot afford to miss this island and if you can only do one island this is...More

1  Thank Ananda W
Reviewed 15 November 2015

On a clear sunny day with the right tide this is a great snorkel location. It is a great place to find turtles, sea lions, iguanas, and marine birds - but water can be rough as tides change. Visited many times over a three month...More

1  Thank Calli W
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Wet landing - great snorkeling opportunity or just time to relax on the beach. Highlight was swimming with the white tip reef shark

Thank BigFootMidlands
Reviewed 2 July 2015

My 83 year old mother and I shared a cabin with bunk beds for seven days aboard the Estrella Del Mar and had an absolutely amazing time. Our fellow 14 passengers were from around the world and of varying ages. We became amazing friends in...More

3  Thank Beans10
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Wet landing at Darwin Bay Beach in the afternoon where we walked through mangroves passing nesting red-footed boobies in close proximity until we got to some rocks we could walk on. Here we saw Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, cactus finch, Galapagos doves fighting over a female...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We went to Darwin Bay on the first day of a Galapagos cruise. We travelled overnight (approximately 8 hours) as most ships do and it was well worth it. I wasn't too sure about it when I saw it on our itinerary but I was...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This was a wonderful wildlife paradise from the moment we stepped onto Prince Phillip's Steps. The number of birds is mind-boggling. There are boobies and frigatebirds everywhere. If you go during the mating season, there are so many frigatebirds with their pouches inflated that you...More

Thank Joy-traveler
Reviewed 6 February 2015

After a short water tour of the shore line, we landed at Darwin's Bay for a short walk. The sea lions, the red-footed boobies (many with chicks), the Galapagos doves, frigate birds and iguanas were everywhere. Afterward, we snorkeled in the bay - conditions weren't...More

1  Thank Scott8147
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