One of the Galapagos Islands two airports is located on the island, so San Cristobal is likely to be either your point of arrival or departure to/from the Galapagos.
The embarkation point for many liveaboards, it’s likely that you will begin your diving adventure on one of the four dive sites to the north west of the island. Kicker Rock, named for its characteristic shape of a sleeping lion, is the most dramatic of the sites with its vertical tuff cone rising 148 metres from the ocean. Erosion has split this into two forming a narrow channel where manta rays, turtles and sharks are often spotted. Probably the best check-out dive you’ll ever do!
Topside, San Cristobal is renowned for its interpretation centre which presents a complete documented history of the Galapagos including its ecosystems, flora and fauna. A wealth of bird life can be observed on the island including frigatebirds, pelicans and blue-footed boobies. The Tortoise Reserve and Sea Lion Rookery are excellent ways to view the wildlife in its natural habitat.
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