San Cristobal Island (aka Chatham Island) is the 5th largest of the Galapagos Islands. It was one of the first to be colonized and has about 2500 inhabitants, most of them living in the capital of Galapagos, Baquerizo Moreno. Close to the town, there is a new airport.
San Cristobal has a monument to Darwin, a small museum, and a climbing rock named Leon Dormido with exciting views from the top. Natural highlights include freshwater lake El Junco, sea lion beach at Punta Pitt (landing point) with red-footed boobies and an aptly named Frigatebird Hill. At Cerro Brujo (Wizard Hill) cruisers can find crabs, sea-lions and seabirds (diving Blue Footed Booby, Ground Finch, Lava Heron, Oyster Catchers, Plover, Yellow Warbler).
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the capital of the Galapagos Province, located on the southwestern coast of the island.
Highlights: Baquerizo Moreno, Museum, Cerro Brujo, Sea Lions, Boobies
San Cristobal Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to San Cristobal Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno - port town on the southwestern coast.
The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.
San Cristobal Island tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Popular San Cristobal Island shore excursion destinations are:
- La Galapaguera de Cerro Colorado - giant tortoises breeding center
- Wizard Hill (Cerro El Brujo) - white-sand beach on the northern coast
- Punta Pitt (Pitt Point / landing point)
Port San Cristobal Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from San Cristobal Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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