Isla Daphne was a dinghy ride to the mangrove forest to spot sea turtles and golden rays, followed by a visit to Isla Santa Féto look for land iguana. And some of Darwin’s finches. In the evening, we arrived on Isla Santa Cruzand could go for drinks to the town. The island was all about the giant tortoises. With an average lifespan of 100 years, they keep growing all their life, weighting up to 400kg. We first visited the research station to see the baby tortoises and the embalmed Lonesome George, then drove to the highlands to see ‘wild’ tortoises munching of guava and to walk through some lava tunnels.