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The Western Islands are the most newly formed of the Galápagos Islands. Due to their western exposure, visits to these islands also creates fantastic penguin and whale watching opportunities.

The most westerly island, Fernandina is also the youngest in the archipelago. Inland a variety of different lava formations can be seen. Fernandina has the greatest concentration of Marine Iguanas found anywhere in the island group. Galápagos Penguins are also found here, as are Land Iguanas, Sally Lightfoot Crabs and Flightless Cormorants.

Isabela is the largest island in the archipelago. At over 4500 square kilometres it accounts for over half the Galápagos total land area. Inland much of the terrain is rough and impassable. The island has six volcanoes, several of which are still active. Wolf, the tallest volcano, reaches 1700 metres. Landing points are usually on the western side of the island. Marine life is particularly good on Isabela with Common Dolphins, Galápagos Penguins and whales.