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Charles Darwin Research Station

Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station
The Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, is the headquarters of the Charles Darwin Foundation. The station is used to conduct scientific research and promote environmental education and stewardship. The station’s natural history interpretation center is informative and impressive, but the true stars here are the immense Galapagos tortoises. These animals are the subject of much study and many conservation efforts. The research station is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in learning more about the history of the Galapagos Islands, and what you can do to help with conservation and preservation efforts.

UnCruise Adventures is driven by a fearless team and a commitment of leaving the beaten path and really exploring—experiencing—what the world has to offer, and in this case, Uncruise offers the ultimate bucket-list experience in the Galapagos Islands.
The Uncruise mission: to provide our guests an enriching adventure travel experience and inspire an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. Uncruise offers a post-trip extension that includes a stay at the wonderfully appointed Finch Bay Eco Hotel, a great base for scuba expeditions, giant tortoise excursions, and more.

Arguably the world’s most iconic marine habitat, this unspoiled archipelago is filled with exquisite creatures—giant tortoises, penguins, boobies, Darwin’s finches, Waved Albatross, and rowdy sea lions. Kayak, snorkel, hike, discover the unexpected as Charles Darwin did in 1835.
Ave Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
+593 5-252-6146
Sun - Sat 7:30am - 12:30pm, 2pm - 5:30pm