Galapagos Wildlife List

Joy Martinello

Galapagos Wildlife List

Joy Martinello

Many Galapagos ships offer more than one itinerary and each one travels to a different set of islands. How does a traveler select the very best itinerary? The key is to make sure you’ll see the animals you’ve read and heard about.

Who is where?
Below is a list of itineraries and the animals that can be seen on each one:
** The waved albatross can be seen during its breeding season between April-December.

Southwest Islands (8-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Land Iguana
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Marine Iguana
•Flightless Cormorant
•Humboldt Penguin
•Nazca Booby
•Flamingo
•Green Sea Turtle
•Giant Tortoise
•Darwin's Finches
** 13 of 15 top species - no Albatross, no Red-footed booby

Northwest Islands (8-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Green Sea Turtle
•Humboldt Penguin
•Flightless Cormorant
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Land Iguana
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Marine Iguana
•Flamingo
•Giant Tortoise
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Nazca Booby
•Red-Footed Booby
•Darwin's Finches
** 14 of 15 top species - no Waved Albatross

Southeast Islands (6-Day Itinerary):
•Sea lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Waved Albatross
•Darwin's Finches
•Giant Tortoise
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Nazca Booby
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Red-Footed Booby
•Green Sea Turtle
•Land Iguana
** 11 of 15 top species - No Humboldt Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Marine Iguana or Flamingo

Northeast Islands (8-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Flamingo
•Nazca Booby
•Red-Footed Booby
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Land Iguana
•Darwin's Finches
•Marine Iguana
** 11 of 15 top species - no Humboldt Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Giant Tortoise or Waved Albatross

Southern Islands (8-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Blue-footed Booby
•Nazca Booby
•Red-Footed Booby
•Marine Iguana
•Waved Albatross
•Darwin's Finches
•Land Iguana
•Flamingo
•Green Sea Turtle
•Humboldt Penguin
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Giant Tortoise
** 14 of 15 top species - no Flightless Cormorant

Northern Islands (5-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Flamingo
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Nazca Booby
•Humboldt Penguin
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Red-Footed Booby
•Giant Tortoise
•Darwin's Finches
** 11 of 15 top species - no Flightless Cormorant, Land Iguana, Marine Iguana, Waved Albatross

Central Islands (5-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Giant Tortoise
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Nazca Booby
•Land Iguana
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Marine Iguana
•Flamingo
•Humboldt Penguin
•Darwin's Finches
** 12 of 15 top species - no Flightless Cormorant, Red-footed booby, or Waved Albatross

Eastern Islands (4-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Land Iguana
•Marine Iguana
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Nazca Booby
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Darwin's Finches
•Red-Footed Booby
** 10 of 15 top species - no Humboldt Penguin, Flightless Cormorant, Flamingo, Giant Tortoise or Waved Albatross

Western Islands (5-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Land Iguana
•Humboldt Penguin
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Giant Tortoise
•Flightless Cormorant
•Flamingo
•Darwin's Finches
•Marine Iguana
** 11 of 15 top species - no Nazca Booby, Magnificent Frigate Bird, Red-footed booby, or Waved Albatross

Northern/Southern (8-Day Itinerary):
•Sea Lion
•Sally Lightfoot Crab
•Green Sea Turtle
•Giant Tortoise
•Land Iguana
•Marine Iguana
•Darwin's Finches
•Nazca Booby
•Magnificent Frigate Bird
•Red-Footed Booby
•Blue-Footed Booby
•Waved Albatross
•Flamingo
** 13 of 15 top species - no Humboldt Penguin or Flightless Cormorant