Feb 20, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
The western part of the archipelago is considered the most productive area, as it is bathed by the Crownwell Current, which brings a lot of plankton to the surface. Today the weather conditions were perfect! We enjoyed a clear blue sky and calm waters while crossing the Equator. A Zodiac ride was offered at the visitor site known as “Punta Vicente Roca” and we got to see many blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans fishing, brown noddies nesting and a great number of ocean sun fish.
The snorkeling here was a once in a lifetime experience! Pacific green sea turtles were everywhere, Galapagos penguins swam by, and Galapagos sea lions decided to play with us! It was unbelievable, out of this world! In the afternoon we visited the young island of Fernandina. Life is resilient; pioneer plants are the first sign of life in the barren lava flow, and mesmerized with the black rocks we find the largest colony of Galapagos marine iguanas here. It was a perfect day, full of emotions and happy memories!
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