Santa Cruz Island is the best Island in Galapagos to explain and understand the iconic animals of the archipelago, the famous Galapagos giant tortoises.

This island has one of the most successful giant tortoise breeding programs in Galapagos. Not long ago, these animals were at risk of going extinct. At present, we have healthy population of giant tortoises in the wild, living on different islands in the archipelago.

This island is also the best place to see giant tortoises roaming wild, with some of these individuals having been born in the wild, so they are still living in their natural conditions. Thanks to these survivors, the breeding center is a success story that we are happy to share with our guests.