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Charles Darwin Research Station
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Owner description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

One must take time to read and learn in this vast research center, the projects carried out in the past have impacted positively in the conservation of the islands. It's a great place to visit and the snorkeling at its beach can be really good in the afternoon when sea turtles come to forage by the rocks.

Date of experience: April 2018
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"lonesome george"
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"land iguanas"
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"baby tortoises"
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"conservation efforts"
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"breeding program"
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"turtle breeding"
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"gift shop"
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"eggs"
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"breeding center"
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"worth a visit"
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"flora and fauna"
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"different species"
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"on display"
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"galapagos islands"
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"interesting place"
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"small beach"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit and only takes two hours or so maximum to go through. Basically you walk along a path and see tortoises of different ages and other endemic species. The baby tortoises are really cool to see. I liked the breeding center on Isabela island better though.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nitesh B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Pretty expansive, with lots of displays about the island's geology and biology. Many giant tortoises protected through different stages in their lives, from hatchlings to the breeding years. Well worth seeing, especially if you've not yet seen the giant tortoises in the wild. They are amazing animals!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GreentreeMA
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Darwin center does a nice job of presenting the various species of tortoises and explaining its work to replenish the species on various islands. Lonesome George's taxidermy is a bit overblown, but still interesting to see. The displays are well-presented in easy-to-digest portions and appropriate detail.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank William Z
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This was a fascinating place to learn about land tortoises and the stations research. An easy walk through town!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 890karenm
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