Floreana Island

Aug 29, 2017 - National Geographic Islander


Floreana was the Island where we had our second full day of exploration. Before breakfast we landed on Punta Cormorant to look for flamingos and fresh sea turtle tracks. Later, on Champion Islet, we found the rare Floreana mockingbird and snorkelled with tons of different fish. Floreana was used as a base for the whaling industry centuries ago and we landed on the famous Post Office Bay to go through all the post cards left by other tourists for delivery.

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Enrique Silva

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Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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