Fernadina & Isabela Islands

Jan 08, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today our guests explored the westernmost realm of the Galapagos. During the morning, the entire group landed and snorkeled at Punta Espinosa, Fernadina Island. The highlight of the morning were the countless Galapagos marine iguanas that were basking at the shore line as our guests explored the island. While snorkeling, we observed many green sea turtles feeding on seaweed over the rocks.  For the afternoon everybody went on Zodiac rides to experience Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island.  This site offers an impressive view of a collapsed volcano, and the cliffs are a good perch for seabirds like Nazca boobies, flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins.

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Salvador Cazar

Naturalist

Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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