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Champion Island is located just offshore Floreana Island (Galapagos). The small islet is a popular cruise port destination for snorkeling, scuba diving, wildlife watching - dolphins, whales, sharks, sea lions, giant mantas, sea tortoise, starfish, wrasses, penguins, flamingos, frigates, blue-footed boobies, pintail ducks). The isle is also very important as one of the only two remaining habitats of Floreana Mockingbird.
Charles Mockingbird (officially "Charles Mockingbird", named after Charles Darwin) ilives in dryer areas in comparison to other mockingbirds. Currently there are only 20-40 birds on Champion Island plus other 50-70 on Gardner Island (near Floreana). To avoid its extinction, Champion Island is protected by Galapagos National Park Service and Charles Darwin Foundation, which also limits the number of visiting cruise ship tourists.
Champion Rock is a popular drift dive location on a coral wall covered with black and yellow corals.
Champion Island cruise port videos
The Champion Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Champion Island, Galapagos.
If you lose the Champion Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.