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Fernandina Island, Galapagos

The youngest island in the Galapagos, Fernandina is on the west side of the archipelago and provides unique insight into the natural development of the area. All of the plants and animals have arrived naturally, so there is little vegetation and the landscape is largely dominated by “La Cumbre” volcano. A dinghy ride around Fernandina provides great opportunities to see Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, sally lightfoot crabs, and hawks.

Espinosa Point – A gorgeous visitor site on the northeastern tip of Fernandina Island, with views of six different volcanos on Isabela Island, Espinosa Point is a promontory of lava and sand with unique nooks, crannies, and coves. Dolphins, boobies, and whales feed in the channel between the point and Isabela Island, and the endemic flightless cormorant nests on the northern tip.