Giant Tortoise Breeding Center guided visit
Transfer to Santa Cruz Island via boat
Details: Flamingo Lake walk
To the west of Puerto Villamil there are various salt and brackish lagoons which house an impressive variety of coastal and sea birds. Here, visitors can also find the largest concentration of flamingos in Galapagos.
Details: Darwin Research Station guided visit
A must-see while in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island! The biological research station is a great way to take in some interesting facts about the environment of the Galapagos many take for granted while relaxing on the beach. On display, the centre has information on local conservation, habitats, and other interesting relevant statistics.
The station's most impressive attraction is the tortoise breeding centre, where you can see tortoises of all shapes and sizes, including the famous Lonesome George, who 90+ years old and the last remaining member of the Pinta Island subspecies.