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Address: Darwin & Wolf Islands , Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
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Wolf and Darwin Islands, sometimes called Wenman and Culpepper, are two...

Wolf and Darwin Islands, sometimes called Wenman and Culpepper, are two eroded volcanos located on a volcanic ridge.

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Far and expensive, but often breathtaking

The dives at Darwin and Wolfe are what diving can offer best. Of course, this is not a zoo, this is Nature. So when nature is occupied elsewhere, you could be desapointed. But... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Paris, France
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The dives at Darwin and Wolfe are what diving can offer best. Of course, this is not a zoo, this is Nature. So when nature is occupied elsewhere, you could be desapointed. But when the Big Show is there, it's just amazing. This year, the show was just incredible. Lots of hammerheads (meaning 100+ at least on every dives), whale... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm just back from this trip and since I use sites such as stripadvisor to book trips, I feel obliged to provide a trip report for others to see. To summarise in one word 'awesome' in 5 words 'best trip I've ever done'. I booked the trip through liveaboard.com, no problems there. The Galapagos Sky outfit can arrange your flights... More 

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Singapore
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92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have been diving most of my life and have been to many dive locations on numerous live a boards but none match Wolf and Darwin Islands as a dive location. This place is about as remote as it gets but it is simply amazing. I dived on the fantastic Galapagos Sky with great dive guides and not once were... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This area has cool water and very strong currents. We saw whale shark, hammerheads, black tips, sea lions, manta rays, eagle rays, etc. Lots of fun but you need to be confident in your abilities to dive, navigate and return.

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4 Thank Grady S
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I loved diving in these remote Galapagos Islands. If you want to experience a place that very few people see, come here. As a guest on the Humboldt Explorer, a 7 day live aboard, Wolf and Darwin Islands are the main attractions for the week, where we spent most of diving time. It was well worth it. The conditions are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I was traveling on an expedition ship for a week to these amazing islands. Everyday I sailed to different islands, learnt different things and encountered different wildlife! Am so "wow" by the natural scenery. Snorkeling, hiking and kayaking were the important activities I did each day! The marine life was so beautiful....swam with the penguins, mantra rays, sharks, sea lions... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed at a quaint hotel in the islands but I'll have to research to remember name. Ecuador itself seems to be an armpit at least the city of quaquil . the islands were a totally different story totally worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This review is long overdue as I dived in the Galapagos in July 2014. I have been lucky to have dived in many great places in the world at many sites that claim to be in the top10, but without doubt the best sites I have ever dived were at Darwin island and wolf island in the Galapagos. There were... More 

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wolverhampton
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Omg wow these are just a few words fitting to describe Darwin island, I visited on a live aboard dive boat, and to say it was 36 hours of the best time ever, would be an understatement, to think Charles Darwin came here and changed life as we now live in, the wild life under the water is stunning, we... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

Hardened travelers only go to Hood. It's a rock in the middle of a lot of Pacific! BUT, stepping in the footsteps of Darwin and experiencing his revelations due to the adaptation of the many different endemic Finches is very special. Remember to do your research. If you manage to get onto Hood Island, well done!

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