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“Snorkeling”
Review of Darwin Bay

Darwin Bay
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Galapagos Cruise: 4-Day Tour to Santa Cruz...
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Genovesa
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Owner description: Teeming with wildlife, this scenic bay is named for Charles Darwin, the famous scientist and naturalist who created the Origin of Species theory.
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Great for snorkeling. Saw some sea rays, starfish, all kinds of fish and some sea lions laying on the beach.

Thank Rschagrin
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Obviously great bird watching. The boat ride out to genovesa was a bit rough so if you don't have sea legs going to see the red boobies on San cristobol at punta pit may be a better way to go. The only unique birds you will see here are the red footed boobies. The snorkeling was ok, but I would suggest renting a wet suit. If you are taller I might give the boat a heads up that you will need a larger wetsuit.

Thank JImHaigwood
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

We saw great Frigate Birds, Brown Pelicans, Red footed Boobies, Fur Seals and Galapagos Sea Lions. There was nature walks. Zodiac snorkeling and beach snorkeling and Kayaking. We had a great time.

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Started the day climbing the Prince Philip steps and seeing all the wildlife up close. Blue footed boobies, red footed boobies, Galapagos short eared owl, Nasca boobies...you name it. Was on the Ecoventura boat M/S Letty. Followed this up with a Darwin Bay snorkel. Hammerhead sharks, lots of fish, sea turtles and sea lions. Afternoon was paddle boarding and kayaking followed by a wet landing. Wet landing got close encounters with Galapagos sea gulls, sea turtles, Frigate birds and all the other birds mentioned earlier. Incredible experience. Ecoventura naturalists (Ceci and Billy) and staff (Luis. Clauia, Marlon, etc) were all first class. An incredible experience for three generations of my family from 11 years old to 88. Thank you

Thank FiveDivers
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

Darwin Bay is located on Genovesa Island, that is located quite some distance from the other islands and very few boats are allowed to go there. When we landed, we arrived in the nurseries of the Frigate Bird and Red-Footed Boobies. Absolute wonderful to see the puffed-up male Frigates and the feeding of the baby Frigates. Loved there'd-Footed Boobies. This is the best place to see them when they are breeding. Also saw the Swallow Tailed Gull and Finches. On another part of the Island we saw plenty of nesting Nazca Boobies and even the the rare Galapagos Owl.

Thank blackheath2
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