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“Well worth the trip.”

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 October 31, 2013

The Darwin station is well worth seeing, as most visitors will be on a tour, you will have your own naturalist to show you the station. Just getting to the Galapagos can be a real event, so do not miss what may be your only chance.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Darwin Research station is a huge facilities were you can walk by and see the Giant Turtles of the Galapagos and learn about their species and strugle to survive. They might be doing a great job, but we don't get to learn much about what happens behind the scenes, which is a pity. The Turtles center in Puerto Villamil is much smaller and so much more educative. We liked it better then the Darvin's.

Thank CeciliaLapertosa
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I thought I would see here the Turtles in their natural habitat, but no. They are in pens, so you cannot be near them. Is good to know this place just as general culture, but it was not the place to see turtles as I wanted.

Thank Diana_GOLD
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Learning more about the eco species of the Galapagos along with seeing the different types of tortoises on the various islands made for a most enjoyable morning.

Thank Smartinellicpa
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The guides are great. Loved the giant tortoises and the program to protect them. All of the islands are pristine and well-cared for. They deserve the respect they receive from visitors to this very special archipelago.

Thank Nancy B
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