May 15, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we visited the western part of the Archipelago, including the youngest islands of the Galapagos: Isabela (Punta Vicente Roca) and Fernandina (Punta Espinoza). Early in the morning we observed common dolphins, later, after breakfast we crossed the equator.
Our dingy drive took us around Punta Vincente Roca, a place to learn about geology and to observe many species that are more abundant or unique to the western part of the Archipelago, including Galapagos Fur seals, sea turtles, marine iguanas and flightless cormorants. Later we snorkeled and saw dozens of green sea turtles feeding on marine algae.
In the afternoon, we travel to Punta Espinoza, on Fernandina Island. We saw huge aggregations of marine iguanas, flightless cormorants and the Galapagos hawk.