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Fernandina Wildlife:

Fernandina Island is the third largest island in the Galapagos archipelago , with the highest point reaching 1476 metres above sea level (name: La Cumbra). Furthermore, Fernandina is the third youngest island in the archipelago. Much like the other Galapagos islands, Fernandina is highly volcanic; the last significant eruption dates back to April 11, 2009.

Due to its remoteness from the main habitable islands of the Galapagos, Fernandina Island is only accessible by cruise ship. If you wish to discover this island, it will therefore be necessary to plan a suitable itinerary during your trip to Ecuador.

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Main facts

The island is also a playground for thousands of marine iguanas. It has a peculiar feature; no species have been introduced by humans, or none have survived, unlike their neighbours. Fernandina is possibly the most “pristine” island in the Galapagos archipelago.

Main sites

Espinoza Point

Located on a sea’s arm that separates Isabela island from Fernandina is located the Espinosa Point. The trail begins with a large colony of marine iguanas and leads to an incredible nesting site for non-flying cormorants. Moreover, Espinoza Point offers a superb opportunity to observe the Galapagos falcons.

Mangle Point

It allows the visitor to observe the incredible and astonishing biodiversity of Fernandina Island. This is a site that is located on the coast of the island where you can jump into the water with your fins, mask, and a snorkel. You will certainly spot sea lions, Galapagos penguins, and cormorants among other animals.