San CristÃ³bal (Chatham) is the easternmost island in the GalÃ¡pagos archipelago, and one of the oldest geologically. The capital of the archipelago, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, lies at the south-western tip of the island.
An easy walk from town Frigatebird Hill offers a fantastic vista. San Cristobal's highlands are sprinkled with farms, the island's first settlement El Progresso and El Junco, the only freshwater lake in Galapagos.
Red-footed, blue-footed and masked boobies make their home on the eastern side of the island at Punta Pitt. A two-hour hike down shore from Punta Pitt wild tortoises can be seen at La Galapaguera.
Cruise to spectacular Kicker Rock, or Leon Dormido, the jagged remains of an old tuff cone whose flanks are covered with seabirds.
Port Location - The main port town on San Cristobal island is Puerto Bazuerizo Moreno.
Transport Links - TAME has flights twice weekly (Wednesday and Friday) from the mainland. Icaro has just started flights to the islands.
There are daily boats from Puerto Ayora in Santa Cruz. The two hour boat ride is rough and noisy and cost $25 one-way.
EMETEBE has flights to Baltra-airport and Isabela if there is enough demand.