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Kyle_P1
Boston, MA382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Walk up a lot of stairs to the rim of the crater where there was a spectacular view of the crater lake and ocean. The surroundings were very rugged and we saw many of Darwin's finches.
Written 22 November 2021
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This Cove and the lake behind it are lovely. It is a bit of a climb up to the main viewpoint over them both but worthwhile. It is possible to walk around the lake (I believe) but its a long walk and we turned back
Written 16 May 2020
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Ken Q
Denver, United States826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Lots of wildlife to see here. This was one of the stops on our tour and it was worth the time to see things here.
Written 13 February 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This location provided a lovely hike up to Darwin Lake as well as close up views from the panga of dramatic rock formations. Lots of blue-footed boobies embedded in the rocks. Rich in wildlife along with a calm anchorage, this was one of my favorite stops on Isabella Island.
Written 3 February 2020
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Harry R
Ramat Hasharon, Israel391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There is fine snorkelling to be had in this quiet graffiti lined cove.
A 45 minute climb leads to the rim of Darwin lake, a picturesque salt-water body wuth fine views of the surrounding volcanoes.
One of the must sites of an Isabela Island cruise.
Written 22 November 2019
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Christina G
Ringwood, UK716 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We arrived to much graffiti on the cliff faces but learned that these were made by sailors of the past. The path starts with approximately 128 steps onto a trail which is a slow ascent through palo santo trees and passing the Darwin Lake which is an unusual phenomenon. At the top the views are stunning looking out to the surrounding islands and volcano’s. Not much wildlife other than finches when we visited.
Written 19 March 2019
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Dr Stephen
Ashbourne, UK2,879 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We landed by Zodiac from our small cruise ship, and walked the paths to the top of the trail. The steps at the start are quite steep, but worth it. Darwin Lake us great to see, and the trail continues well-marked. The views from the top are spectacular. There are no facilities, so take plenty if drinking water.

At the bottom of the trail, we were quite surprised to see some "graffiti" - names and dates of previous ship visits. The oldest we saw was 1836.

Well worth a visit, with lots of birds to see in the trees.
Written 5 March 2018
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
We went on a relatively easy, modestly uphill hike, early in the morning, to get a nice view of a crater lake adjacent to the ocean. There was only one other boat in that area. It is important to go early to avoid the heat. We went snorkeling nearby, but I don't recall anything exceptional about it.
Written 12 February 2018
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Jim R
Calgary, Canada299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Our guides from "the Letty", a yacht operated by Ecoventura, took us to Tagus Cove. The first thing you see when you get there is graffiti from the early 1800s, left by pirates and whalers who would anchor here. We then continued uphill on a trail to an overlook above Darwin Lake which is 60% saltier than the ocean. From the view point you get a good view of the lake as well as Tagus Cove. The trail continues on uphill where you get views of leafless dormant bushes/trees against barren lava fields and lava flows on the sides of other hills in the distance and other volcanic features.. A very bleak scene. We snorkelled a bit where we got to see sea lions and a shark but once again the water was incredibly murky so it was not so good for pictures underwater. We were then taken on a ride along the entire shore of Tagus Cove and beyond n the panga where we were able to see many pelicans and blue footed boobies hanging out on the rocks and cliffs of the shoreline. We really enjoyed this excursion.
Written 30 November 2017
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Alex Sebastian C
Quito, Ecuador45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Tagus Cove was in 1800´s une of the prefered places for pirates and whalers. This Place have a lot of history. In the rock walls of the clifs you can see writings of ancient sailors or captais that wanted to sign that they were there.

Also hiking up to the hill you can have a beatiful view of all the cove and of an internal lake that is filled with salty water. As the other isands Isabela is a volcanic island so the rock have submarine fisures that let the sea watter pass throug the rock into the lake.

on the surroundings on the coast you can see penguins and other tippes of sealife.

great trip
Written 11 September 2017
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