San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Cruise Port, 2024, 2025 and 2026 Cruises to San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands | The Cruise Web

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. 

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