May 19, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we got closest to the mainland and to one of the oldest islands of the Archipelago. Punta Pitt and San Cristóbal Island respectively.
We saw endemic species unique to this island, including the San Cristóbal mockingbird, the San Cristobal lava lizard. We also saw for the first time, red-footed boobies and several blue-footed boobies nest at different developmental stages, from eggs to juveniles.
Later, after lunch we disembarked at Cerro Brujo for a wonderful walk around a White Sandy beach. At 5 pm we all came back to the National Geographic Islander to sail to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos. On the way to the capital, we passed Kicker Rock, a tuff formation at sunset time. A great way to end this expedition.
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