Daily Expedition Reports

Browse photos & daily reports sent from the field every day

Lastest Expedition Reports

  • Santiago Island

    Today the National Geographic Endeavour II visits three sites on the Island called James, Santiago or San Salvador, we have a wide array of activities planned out from early in the morning until sunset, such as: snorkel, kayak, glass bottom boat and various hikes. This island has incredibly beautiful landscapes and unique wildlife that our guests will get to enjoy while participating on each activity.. Read More

    • Mar 22, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos
  • Isabela Island

    Isabela is one of the youngest islands of the Galapagos and in the morning we explored Urbina bay, situated at the foot of Alcedo volcano. We saw a Flightless cormorant resting on a lava rock at the beach, Giant tortoises walking in the wild, hermit crabs, Galapagos land iguanas, Darwin finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, and the arid vegetation zone.In the afternoon we had kayaking activities and a Zodiac cruise in Tagus Cove. Read More

    • Mar 22, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos
  • Isla of Youth, Cuba

    The DER below is from the expedition to Cuba that began on March 15, 2017.After navigating 220 miles in a westerly direction from Cienfuegos, coasting the Canarreos Archipelago, we spent a day exploring the Isla of Youth (formerly Isle of Pines). Read More

    • Mar 22, 2017
    • Panorama II in Cuba
  • Magdalena Bay, Baja, Mexico

    Early this morning we reentered Magdalena Bay on our voyage back south. Most everyone went ashore to enjoy the desert landscape and the treasures on the beach. However, I got to go diving with Carlos, our undersea specialist, to encounter other treasures underwater.. Read More

  • Amazon Park and Piraña Creek

    We spent a tranquil evening off shore an area known as “Amazon Natural Park”. This is a privately own reserve located North from the confluence of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers, on the northern shores of the Marañon River itself. Right after breakfast, we started the exploration of this magnificent piece of land, protected by many generations of privately own management. Read More

    • Mar 21, 2017
    • Delfin II in Amazon
  • Keppel and Saunders Islands, West Falklands

    Today we visited two unique islands in the West Falklands. Keppel Island, once an early missionary to Christianize Tierra del Fuego Indians in the 1850s and later, as most places here, an active sheep farm, it now lies vacant since 1992 when the last occupants shuddered up the stone and timber buildings. Very few visitors ever step foot here, and this morning we had time to explore the ruins of the old settlement and trek over 6 km across the island in hopes of spotting birdlife utilizing the several insular ponds. For the afternoon’s attraction we crossed over to neighboring Saunders Islands to once again cast our eyes on both a thriving black-browed albatross and rockhopper penguin colony.  Later on the ship repositioned to the other side of Saunders where we had a special champagne reception on the historic site of Port Egmont, the first settlement in the Falklands dating back to 1766.  . Read More

    • Mar 21, 2017
    • National Geographic Explorer in Antarctica
  • Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove

    Today we enjoyed the fascinating landscape and wildlife of two of the best visiting sites in Isabela Island. During the morning, we explored Urbina Bay, where we had the opportunity to observe giant tortoises, land and marine iguanas, as well as diverse array of land and marine birds. In the afternoon, we moved into Tagus Cove, where we had different options to explore, including kayaking, paddle-boarding, Zodiac riding and trekking. . Read More

    • Mar 21, 2017
    • National Geographic Endeavour II in Galápagos
  • Isabela & Fernandina Islands

    Early in the morning we passed by the northern coast of Isabela Island to cross the equatorial line. Later we visited the famous collapsed Volcano Ecuador where nowadays the inner structure is seen. Also in the afternoon the National Geographic Islander anchored by Fernandina Island. Here we experienced a snorkeling with marine iguanas and a walk among their nesting sites.. Read More

    • Mar 21, 2017
    • National Geographic Islander in Galápagos
  • Southern Sea, Cayo Largo, Cuba

    A day at sea brings us in contact with the marine environment as we navigate south of Cayo Largo among the southern keys of Cuba and head towards La Isla de Juventud. Sun, waves, and sails join us on this journey with the occasional flying fish, royal tern, and laughing gull going about their lives around us.. Read More

    • Mar 21, 2017
    • Panorama II in Cuba
  • San Ignacio Lagoon/Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur

    Another amazing day here in Baja California!  We spent the morning inside Laguna San Ignacio among dozens of mother whales and their young.  Everyone had a chance to touch, pet and snuggle with the youngsters and sometimes with the mothers as well.  We spent our afternoon at sea as we made our way south along the west coast of the Baja Peninsula, passing through some productive areas with lots of seabirds.. Read More

  • Page 1 of 2802
Object reference not set to an instance of an object./daily-expedition-reports/113.asp?MainDER=147461&DailyReport=147466&SearchSource=Main&Ship=20Id:348-Type:BrochureRedirect