Fernandina (Narborough) Island

Fernandina is located at the west end of the archipelago. The colossal shield of Fernandina volcano reaches 1494 m and is still very active. The island has a surface area of 643 sqkm2 and it is the youngest and most pristine island in Galapagos, with no introduced species to date and recent lava flows formed by an active volcano are evident. Along the shoreline hundreds of marine iguanas form the largest colony found in Galapagos. Sea lions with resident bulls guard their territory. Flightless cormorants build their nests on the point. Galapagos hawks fly overhead. Snorkeling possible.

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Its vegetation, typical of the arid zone, is concentrated in kipukas (small areas left untouched by recent lava). Also here you can find some representative plants such as the mangroves, brachycereus cactus and mollugo snodrassii.

Established departures 2018

  • Slopes of the Andes

    11 days 2018:
    October 7 to 17
    December 9 to 19

    11 days 2019:
    July 28 to August 7
    October 6 to 16
    December 8 to 18

  • Southern Endemics

    10 days 2018:
    November 25 to December 4

    10 days 2019:
    June 22 to July 1
    August 10 to 19
    November 23 to December 2

  • Galapagos Birding Tour

    8 days 2018:
    November 8 to 15

    8 days 2019:
    March 28 to April 4
    July 11 to 18
    November 7 to 14

Travel guide

Adventure lovers will be keen to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon or to climb one of the country’s volcanoes. This tiny country packs a lot of punch and this travel guide can help you make the most of your trip.

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Testimonials

Christopher Scharf / 2017 USA:
2018-03-01, 14:17
The bear biologist you got for my trip has dropped me off at the airport hotel and my trip is done. It went perfect! I got the pictures I was hoping for and many more I didn’t even expect to get. The whole thing was awesome. Santiago was one of the best guides I ever had. Obviously he knew everything there was to know about the bears but also knew every bird we saw or heard plus he brought his camera and was as excited about it all as I was. I give him 10 stars out of a possible 5 stars. He did twice as good as could have been hoped for.

All the lodges and locations were also fantastic. Thank you for accommodating the one change I requested (to go to Bellavista). I do not have a … read more

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