Isabela Island

Oct 31, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we disembarked on the largest island of the Galapágos. Isabela Island, Urbina Bay was our destination this morning where we finally tasted a glimpse of the hot season, were impressed by reaching the home of the land iguanas, and lucky enough to spot a giant Galapágos tortoise.

We then enjoyed our well-deserved Ecuadorian lunch as we reposition for Tagus Cove. Here we did all kinds of water activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, Zodiac cruise, and a quick 2-mile trek to an impressive volcanic landscape.

We are now back onboard celebrating Halloween. I have done many Daily Expedition reports, and this one is dedicated to the more than 60 people who operate as crew, staff, and officers, working tirelessly day in and day out. They always make sure all things are considered so that our guests have the best time of their life in the Galapágos Island. To our guests and our super heroes.

Today, our expedition continues and we have become a big family.

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About the Author

Celso Montalvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Celso was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of nine he arrived in the Galápagos for the first time and he was profoundly touched by nature, observation, and isolation.  When he saw the sharks, rays and turtles swimming in the bay, he was triggered by a sense of wonder that he did not feel before.  Celso believes education is key to preservation. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of 17 he moved to New York to continue his education.

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