Dec 28, 2017 - National Geographic Islander
Today’s expedition took place on Lindblad’s adopted island in the Galapagos, Santiago Island. We started the day with an early scenic walk on Espumilla Beach, walking through a mangrove forest, transitioning to a dry forest, and ending with the beautiful view of a lagoon and the ocean. We continued the morning expedition with a beautiful and refreshing snorkeling excursion in Buccaneer’s Cove. We spotted white-tipped reef sharks, an octopus, moray eels and got to dive inside a cave to see the beautiful view of a school of fish and sun rays.
In the afternoon the ship moved to another part of the island called Puerto Egas and we got to explore by hiking. This location is rich in human history, as there were temporary human settlements here to collect salt for preserving meat. The return from Puerto Egas is one of the memories one surely takes home because of its breathtaking sunsets as we navigate back to the ship on the Zodiacs. It was another amazing day of hikes, snorkeling, and learning in paradise!
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