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“Helping the tortoises”

Charles Darwin Research Station
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Owner description: Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

They're doing some good things here to try to stem the declining population of endangered animals in the Galápagos Islands, and it's worth a visit just for that. The walking paths are a little run-down but the information available is informative (although some is out of date).

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

very run down facility, but it's very interesting to see all the tortoises and land iguanas. It was about a 20 minute walk from the water taxi, with great views.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

When I walked here my first day it was about empty at 5pm. The animals were lying around and there was no staff that I could find. It was a nice walk around the place but there are better things to see on the island.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We visited the research station as part of our cruise. The experience was enjoyable but I preferred the centre on Isabela Island that is less touristy. Also our guide took us in the wrong entrance so we went through the actual exhibition in reverse. It is best to start with the geology and history working forward to modern times. In terms of the tortoises there is lots to see but again better on Isabela where we saw tortoises that had just hatched out and through a range of ages. On Isabela we also saw the feeding which we missed at the research station but that was purely because of the timing Xpedition had arranged our visit. Having said all this if you cannot get to Isabela then do not miss this one.

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

the best time to visit is in the morning about 8.00am the feeding time begins around 8.30 there are many giant tortoises ,there is also aiguana enclosure ,they have a breeding program there it,s a must visit .they have a information centre which is informative .all in all a nice way to pass a morning .

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