San Cristobal

Snorkel with sea lions at Cerro Brujo. Cruise around Kicker Rock at sunset. Search for blue-footed boobies on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Natural Habitat Adventures’ Galapagos cruises include a full-day of exploration in and around San Cristobal.

Geographically, San Cristobal is one of the oldest Galapagos Islands. It also is one of the more developed islands. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos province, is located on San Cristobal and offers a wide range of accommodations for tourists. But there’s much more.

San Cristobal Island wildlife is abundant. La Loberia beach harbors one of the Galapagos’ largest colonies of sea lions and one of the largest colonies of marine iguanas. The highlands feature El Junco, the only freshwater lake in the Galapagos Islands. And just off the coast is Kicker Rock. Also called Leon Dormido or the “sleeping lion”, this volcanic formation created in an explosion of hot lava now serves as a serene habitat for boobies and frigates, among other Galapagos birds.

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