Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelSanta Cruz Island

Charles Darwin Research Station

The CDRS is an international not-for-profit organization that provides scientific research, technical information and assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos Islands. Visitors can learn about natural history, issues concerning the islands, and see the tortoise breeding and rearing project at work.


Highlights: Tortoise breeding
Animals: Giant tortoises, great blue herons, land iguanas, lava lizards, mockingbirds
Difficulty: Easy
Landing: Dry

*Note that the listed activites may differ depending of the time of the day of your visit, cruise itinerary and National Park regulations.

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