There are quite a lot of the different giant tortoises here but some are hard to see and the fences get in the way of photos.
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About Charles Darwin Research Station
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Believe every cruise/naturalist tour I looked at included a stop here if they went to Puerto Ayora. However it is well worth the time to visit, on a tour or by yourself. We spent 2-3 hours here with our naturalist guides who offered a lot...More
I would not recommend this place. The poor turtles are in a large area that is all dirt . They need vegetation. They need to move and roam around. They are clearly not happy. We didn't even stay. I think this is for all the...More
Great place to view the tortoises from young to old. You will see the animals in many stages of their development. Very informative and friendly staff. You can see lonesome George also. (The taxidermied remains) You take a stroll through the town, pass by the...More
Loved seeing the baby tortoises and learning about all stages of their growth into adult tortoises. Also on display is the remains of Lonesome George the most famous tortoise of them all!
2+ hours flew by enjoying the walk around the station and the dedication and commitment of the scientists, researchers and carers in preserving the various Giant Tortoise species, the rare mangrove finch and finding ways to control and eliminate invasive species is highly impressive.