Great experience. Seeing the turtles and the breeding, and so on. Nice walk from down town also. And has a little beach
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About Charles Darwin Research Station
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WE were there pretty early so not everything was open, but it was a good place to see tortoises and iguanas and learn about the work of the research station.
very informative, very intersting demonstration including the body of the giant well known tortoise george.
One of our island stops while on SilverSea Expedition, was Santa Cruz Island at the Puerto Ayora. Although there's another turtle sanctuary on the island, we opted to skip the long bus ride & visit the research station instead, which is about a 30 minute...More
This was a lovely facility to walk around. Plenty of shade in the hotter weather. Plenty to stop and read as well. Lovely seeing Lonesome George, and his replacement Diego just outside. Gorgeous seeing all the baby tortoises as well. Always cute.
It's a beautiful trail, with in incredible cactus forest...and incredible baby tortoises to see. It won't take much time out of your day...and I recommend stopping off at one of the beaches on your way back to town...
Good place to learn about the giant tortoise-breeding program. Also check out "Lonesome George" and gift shop
We visited with our three young boys. We found the indoor exhibit in the main building informative but limited - some info on tortoise distribution (extinct versus still surviving) across the various islands, how the shell shapes and species vary, some info on other animals...More