Darwin Research Station

Re-Trace Evolution

See the Galapagos Islands through the eyes of the legendary explorer, Charles Darwin. Learn the history of the islands and see endemic and native flora and fauna, including Land Iguanas and the ever-popular Giant Tortoise.

There are always eager volunteers working at the station.
There are always eager volunteers working at the station.

The station is the hub of conservation research in the Galapagos and has a wealth of information about the fragile and distinctive ecosystems you will visit in this island chain.

Tribute to the king.
Tribute to the king.

You can conclude your visit of the station with a stop at a lava rock beach overlooking Academy Bay and the Island of Santa Fe.

View from Darwin Station across Academy Bay.
View from Darwin Station across Academy Bay.
"Could not have dreamed of a better honeymoon on the Galápagos Islands. Javier, Jill and their incredible staff put together a wonderful tour for my husband & I. We were blown away by the beauty of the land, friendly staff and great customer care. "
- Rhiana W.
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