Majestic
Charles Darwin Station
Charles Darwin Research Station - Santa Cruz Island

Charles Darwin Station / Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

The Charles Darwin Research Station is home to turtles ranging from 3-inches (new hatchlings) to 4-feet long. Subspecies of turtles interact with one another and many of the older turtles are accustomed to humans stretching out their heads for a photo opportunity. The babies are kept until they are about four years old and strong enough to survive on their own.


Highlights: Giant tortoises in captivity
Activities: Walking
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy