Galápagos Ports Include:
- Chinese Hat Island (officially Isla Sombrero Chino) is one of the smallest Galápagos Islands, located close to the Santiago Island and shaped like a Chinese hat.
- Santiago Island consists of two overlapping volcanoes.
- Champion Island is a popular cruise port destination for snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife watching.
- Genovesa Island (aka “Tower Island”) is one of the minor islands, named after Genoa, Italy.
- Floreana Island is named after the first president of Ecuador, Juan Jose Flores (1800-1864).
- Santa Fe Island is a small isle in the center of the Galápagos Islands.
- Mosquera Island is a small coral reef.
- South Plaza Island (officially Isla Plaza Sur) is located off the east coast of Santa Cruz Island.
- Eden Island is one of the Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean, close to Santa Cruz Island.
- Baltra Island is a small island of the Galápagos Islands, also known as South Seymour.
- Daphne Island is one of the smaller Galápagos Islands.
- Espanola Island (Isla Espanola) was named by the English “Hood Island” after Viscount Samuel Hood.
- Isabela Island is the largest of the Galápagos Islands, almost 4 times larger than Santa Cruz.
- Fernandina Island, formerly known as “Narborough Island is the 3rd largest and youngest of the Galápagos Islands.
- Santa Cruz Island is the Galápagos Islands archipelago’s 2nd largest.
- Bartolome Island is a volcanic islet in Galápagos Islands group.
- North Seymour Island is located near Baltra Island and is wholly covered with bushy vegetation.
- San Cristobal Island is the 5th largest of the Galápagos Islands.
- Quito (Ecuador’s capital city) is located on the lower slopes of Pichincha volcano and in a valley of Andes with the Andean Mountains.
- Rabida Island, also known as Jervis Island was named after the British fleet-admiral John Jervis.
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Image courtesy of photographer Daniel Allen.