Darwin Island

Darwin Island (Spanish: Isla Darwin) is named in honor of Charles Darwin, and is among the smallest in the Galapagos Archipelago with an area of just one square kilometer. With no dry landing sites, Darwin Island's main attractions are found in the Pacific Ocean, which is teeming with a spectacular variety of marine life. Darwin Island and Wolf Island sometimes are referred to as Darwin and Wolf or Darwin Wolf.

Although the island had been marked on maps, and initially had been given the name Culpepper Island on Admiralty charts, the first visit onto Darwin Island was not until 1964 using a helicopter.

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... Darwin Island is not open to land visits ... here due to the distance from the main island only a limited number of liveaboard ships cruise here ... The marine life at Darwin is diverse with large schools of fish ...

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