I've read a few guidebooks but there seems to be some gaps in the information provided. If anyone with first hand experience could fill me in on the details, I would be grateful.
Which islands can day tours actually land on and walk the trails? My books make it sound like quite a few, but there are first hand reports of being turned back or told they could not go on land upon arriving so they only snorkled. Specifically, I am looking at Santa Fe, Plaza South, North Seymour, the place on Isabella where you go to view sharks in the water from land, El Chato, and Bartolome. Sorry, I typo'd the title and I am uncertain how to edit it.
As I will be coming in the late fall, I think the tortoises will be back in the Santa Cruz highlands? I also would like to see a land iguana. I've read there are some between the airport and the ferry. Is it allowed to walk around the roadside and such looking for them? Finally, if anyone has leads on where I can see the galapagos geckos or snakes it would be much appreciated. I've also read of an introduced treefrog, has anyone specific advice as to where I might be able to see one?Edited: 30 January 2013, 01:05