From the National Geographic Endeavour in Galapagos
Jan 18, 2013 - National Geographic Endeavour
San Cristobal Island
Today was our last full day in paradise, and for the morning we offered two interesting options. The first one was to hike to the top of a tuff cone and walk a short loop to get a close-up of red footed boobies, and the second one was a Zodiac ride around a small rock and a search for red footed boobies as well. Later in the morning everyone had a chance to go to a green sandy beach for swimming and photographing Galapagos sea lions as if it were the first day of our enchanted archipelago exploration. Only a place like this group of oceanic islands can provide our guests with a lot of excitement from the very first moment they set foot on the island to the very last moment, and at the same time leave them feeling like they want to stay aboard for another week with us. It was very memorable to watch people already planning another trip to Galapagos in the future; the Galapagos Islands just have so much to offer to our dear explorers.
For the afternoon we also offer two options in a very iconic rock formation known as Kicker Rock. This geological formation has this unique dramatic shape because it has been exposed to natural forces for hundreds of year; this rock looks like it is floating in the Pacific Ocean, and that is the main reason for the amount of marine life at this location. We first sent some explorers for snorkeling with turtles, rays, fish, and invertebrates, but the main attractions at this rock were the present of hammer head sharks and Galapagos sharks.
This was also a unique moment that our Galapagos visitors won’t forget in their lives, because to swim with friendly sharks only occur in places just like this group of oceanic islands. When you get to see lots of these top oceanic predators in a big number, this means that our marine ecosystem is very healthy and dynamic.
We just hope after this week with us we inspire you to protect our blue planet.