Mar 06, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
This was our first day in the western part of the Galapagos Archipelago. We crossed the equator line after breakfast! The landscape of the northern part of Isabela is surreal. We boarded our Zodiacs and started an amazing exploration along the coastal area. We saw Galapagos sea lions, Galapagos fur seals, flightless cormorants, blue-footed boobies and brown noddy terns. After a short time on board, we all changed and went snorkeling. It was unbelievable! Although there was a swell in the area, we snorkeled with ocean sunfish, Mola Ramseyi, a large number of Pacific green sea turtles and many fish! In the afternoon, we visited the youngest island, Fernandina. This is the beginning of life and a perfect example that although this is a harsh and hostile environment, life is resilient and find always a way to settle! Galapagos at its best!