THE MAIN ISLANDS
The Galàpagos Archipelago consists of 18 major islands (each having a land area at least 1 km2), 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets. The size of it is much bigger than people tend to think as all the islands put together consist of 7,880 km2 of total land mass. The distance between the Islands is also fairly big. Espanola Island, the southernmost islet of the archipelago, and Darwin Island, the northernmost one, are spread out over a distance of 220 km. Due to the distances, most cruises in the Galapagos Islands concentrate on the Central Islands, presented in more detail below.