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Discover San Cristobal, one of the joys of Galapagos Islands

Discover San Cristobal, one of the joys of Galapagos Islands

Also known as Chatham, San Cristobal Island is one of the joys of the Ecuadorian Archipelago. It is one of the five inhabited islands of the archipelago, with approximately 5,600 people, ranking second in human population after Santa Cruz. This island has an area of 558 km2 and its highest point rises to 730 meters above sea level. It hosts frigate birds, sea lions, Galapagos turtles, red and blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins and seagulls. Discover San Cristobal in Galapagos Islands!

What to see & do in San Cristobal Island?

Near to the main city, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, there are marvelous places to visit like Cerro Tijeretas, a beautiful trail with spectacular views, where visitors can see a colony of nesting frigates and a statue of Charles Darwin. This statue marks the original site where the scientist first landed at the Galapagos Islands during the second voyage of HMS Beagle on 16 September 1835.

Check out the daily tour you can take from San Cristobal>> here


Itineraries by cruise

If you want to see San Cristobal Island on board of our exclusive yachts, these are our itineraries that include a visit to this marvelous island. On board of the Galapagos Sea Star Journey:

  • Itinerary A includes a visit to Cerro Colorado
  • Itinerary B includes a visit to Isla Lobos, a very little island close to San Cristobal

The boutique yacht Galapagos Seaman Journey has also some itineraries that include visits to San Cristobal.

  • Itinerary A includes a visit to Galapaguera on the last day of the tour, and itinerary D too
  • Passengers on Itinerary B, C, E and F visit Galapaguera and Cerro Brujo