Fernandina and Isabela Island

Feb 05, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

We have traveled overnight around the northern end of Isabela Island. As first light broke, we crossed Banks Bay as we neared the anchorage of Punta Espinoza at Fernandina Island. After a walk on lava flows that are hundreds of years old, we snorkeled across the bay with swimming iguanas and foraging green sea turtles. During lunch, we backtracked north and after a coastal exploration aboard our Zodiacs at Punta Vicente Roca, we proceeded across the Equatorial Line during a sunset wine tasting of South American wines.

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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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