Dec 25, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we celebrated Christmas in one of the most beautiful areas of the archipelago: the western Galapagos. In the morning, we visited Fernandina Island, a place where plenty of marine iguanas can be found. Apart of these amazing reptiles, we also observed flightless cormorants, Galapagos hawks, lava lizards, blue footed boobies, sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. After this walk, we snorkeled along the coastline of Fernandina. Here, we saw the unique marine iguana feeding underwater while at the same time schools of razor surgeonfish and dusky chubs swam around us. In the afternoon, we did an exciting Zodiac ride in Punta Vicente Roca in the northern area of Isabela Island. The amazing geological landscape and the abundance of wildlife such as Galapagos fur seals and the several species of marine birds made this ride an exhilarating experience. We ended up our day crossing the Equator line and enjoying a spectacular Christmas dinner.
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