Pinzón Island

Pinzón Island (Duncan), Galapagos

Pinzon Island, sometimes called Duncan Island is the twelfth largest island in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. It was named after the Pinzón brothers, captains of the Pinta and Niña caravels. Pinzon Island has an area of 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) and a maximum altitude of 458 metres (1,503 feet).

Pinzon is home to Sea lions, Galapagos hawks, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, dolphins and other endemic animals. Pinzon island has no visitor sites and a permit is required in order to go to the island.

Pinzon marks the geographical centre of the Galapagos Islands so it is surprising that none of the Galapagos Islands two main tree species do not occur on the island. Hpwever, in the humid zone a unique species of the daisy tree is found.

More Galapagos islands:

Baltra (South Seymour)
Daphne Major
Darwin (Culpepper)
Espanola (Hood)
Fernandina (Narborough)
Floreana (Charles or Santa María)
Genovesa Island (Tower)
Isabela (Albemarle)
Marchena (Bindloe)
North Seymour
Pinta (Abingdon)
Pinzon (Duncan)
Rabida (Jervis)
San Cristobal (Chatham)
Santa Cruz (Indefatigable)
Santa Fe (Barrington)
Santiago (San Salvador, James)
South Plaza
Wolf (Wenman)