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Captain Rolf Wittmer is the first man whose birth on Floreana Island has been historically documented. He was born in January 1933, a few months after his parents, Margret and Heinz Wittmer ended a long trip from Germany to the island of Floreana.

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Galapagos

San Cristobal

SAN CRISTOBAL

San Cristobal is also one of the oldest and the easternmost island of Galapagos; here we find the capital and oldest settlement of the archipelago: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

Wildlife and beautiful sceneries are everywhere. Red-footed, blue-footed and masked boobies make their home on the eastern side of the island at Punta Pitt and also the only fresh water lake El Junco can be found in here.

Punta Pitt
The easternmost point in the Galapagos is one of the most unique. The trail includes olivine beach and a long trail that ascents to the top of a volcanic tuff hill passing through several natural viewpoints. This is the only place in Galapagos where all three types of booby found in Galapagos nest alongside both types of Frigate bird. Another added attraction is the presence of sea lions.

Kicker Rock
This is a magnificent rock in the middle of the sea. Rising 500 feet straight from the ocean, this giant uplifted rock has the shape of a sleeping lion. Beneath the sea the nearly crystal waters offer a brilliant show of colorful tropical fish and invertebrates.

Cerro Brujo
Named for its distinctive shaped mountain that resembles a witch’s hat. Located on the north coast of the Island, Cerro Brujo offers an excellent landscape. First you’ll sail around the caves of this enchanted place to finally arrive on a beach that is an “open area” where you are free to explore on your own. The beach provides some excellent snorkeling in a tranquil environment.

Good to Know

English Name
Chatham
Area
558 Km2
Maximum Altitude
2395 FT