Oct 23, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today was spent on beautiful Floreana Island. Early this morning, we enjoyed a great walk at Punta Cormorant; we observed several greater flamingos at the brackish water lagoon, as well as several pintail ducks. The landscape here differs so much from what we have seen so far—there are many parasitic cones, scoria cones and tuff cones, in such big numbers that the British used to call Floreana “the Island of the thousand volcanoes”. When we returned to the green sandy beach, we were delighted with the Galapagos sea lions and several blue-footed boobies that frolicked along the shoreline.
Later on, around Champion Islet, our guests enjoyed a variety of options: Zodiac rides, deep water snorkeling and glass-bottom boat rides. The water was clear and visibility was excellent, allowing us to see all of the colorful fish that inhabit the underwater realm. The afternoon was spent at the historical site, Post Office Bay, where postcards were exchanged, keeping the older sailors tradition alive. What is more, our guests had the opportunity for kayaking and paddleboards in a protected bay. What a great day!
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