San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Cruise Port
San Cristobal, which is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands (and one of the largest), hosts a small airport and features the largest fresh water lake in the Galapagos. San Cristobal Island has many exciting adventures and a large assortment of wildlife such as Galapagos tortoises and sea lions, blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins, sharks, rays and lobsters. Head to the highlands on the southern half of the island and you will encounter Laguna El Junco, a beautiful fresh water lake which is a breeding station and sanctuary for giant tortoises. Highlighted below are some of the most popular things to do when cruising to San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands:
Discover more about the Galapagos at the National Park Visitor Center in San Cristobal. You’ll learn about the Galapagos Islands’ history, ecosystem and wildlife.
Hike out to the Tortoise Reserve to spot this gentle giant in its natural habitat. Along the way you’re likely to see several other indigenous species – like lizards, geckos, crabs and more.
Visit the sea lions bathing on the coral sand beaches and costal rock formations. Look overhead and you’re likely to view several unique species of birds as well.
Head downtown to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos. You’ll see a more developed side of the islands, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy local dining or find yourself a great souvenir.