Floreana Island, Punta Cormorant, Champion Islet and Post Office Bay

Jan 30, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today our activities on the National Geographic Islander started before breakfast with a magical walk on Punta Cormorant where we were able to see different kinds of animals and vegetation and learn about their adaptations to survive in arid conditions. After a deserved breakfast, we had the opportunity to go by Zodiac to Champion Islet where we saw our third mocking bird on the list! The endemic mocking bird of Floreana! After this activity we went snorkeling and the sea lions were waiting for us to play and ready to share their space with us.

Afterward we visited Post Office Bay to leave our postcards and some guest helped to continue the tradition by taking other post cards that they can hand deliver back home.

For our final activity, we had the option of kayaking or taking a Zodiac ride around Floreana bay where we were able to see a lot of marine life. We saw marine turtles, eagle rays, and sea lions all in one spot! We had another amazing day on the National Geographic Islander. We cannot wait for tomorrow’s activities and to learn more about this magical archipelago.  

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Vanessa Gallo


Vanessa Gallo’s grandparents arrived in the Galápagos Islands in 1936, making her the third generation of her family to live and work in this magical archipelago. She left the islands for the capital city of Quito for high school, where she discovered that learning foreign languages was one of her main interests. Coming from a family of naturalist guides, it was not a surprise that she also became one at the age of 17. Vanessa left the islands once again for Switzerland, where she earned a diploma in tourism and strengthened her language skills and knowledge of the travel industry. She has also travelled extensively to destinations including as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Canada, the Canary Islands, Mauritius, and many European countries.

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