Genovesa Island

Jun 08, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we woke up at Darwin´s Bay in Genovesa Island. This island is a collapsed volcano and is the northernmost island of the archipelago that we visited during this expedition. Photographers had an early visit to Darwin´s beach where they took advantage of the morning light to practice their photography skills and learn more tips with the experts onboard. After breakfast, guests disembarked for a natural history adventure. This visit offered a unique opportunity to see many species of sea birds, including the exotic red-footed boobies, two species of frigate birds, Nazca boobies, short-eared owls and swallow-tailed gulls and a few species of Darwin’s finches. After lunch, some guests had their last snorkeling and paddle boarding sessions of the trip, while the young explorers enjoyed learning Zodiac lessons around the calm waters of the bay. The day finished with a natural history walk at Prince Phillip`s steps in search of the short-eared owl that inhabit this area of the island, hunting for storm petrels. During this visit, we could also observe the fur seal, the second species of sea lion that we found in this trip. After this walk, we went back for a farewell cocktail on board to celebrate our exciting week in Galapagos.

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Javier Carrion


Javier grew up on Santa Cruz island where his grandparents first arrived in the 1940´s. Veritable pioneers, his grandparents settled in the highlands where they found a place to raise their children.

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