Floreana Island

Aug 13, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we visited Floreana Island, also known as James Island. As we made our way to Punta Cormorant in our Zodiacs, we spotted a shark having breakfast, and feeding frigate birds and blue-footed boobies enjoying the plethora of fish. After a wet landing, we walked inland where we spotted Galapagos sea lions, flamingos, and stingrays.

Back on board the National Geographic Endeavour II, after enjoying a delicious breakfast, we sailed to Champion Islet. We went for Zodiac rides around the island, spotting more Galapagos sea lions, sea turtles, Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies and Galapagos petrels. Later on, our guests had the chance to snorkel, scuba dive or go for rides in the glass-bottom boat.

In the afternoon, we visited Post Office Bay, where one can leave postcards without postage to be delivered by future visitors, following a centuries old tradition started by the first whalers to explore the region. After a visit to the historic post office barrel, our guests had the option to kayak, paddleboard or swim from the beach. It was another exciting day in paradise aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.

  • Send

About the Author

Africa Berdonces


Africa grew up in the Galápagos Islands where she spent her childhood exploring with her family, surrounded by exquisite nature. She took her first scuba diving lesson with her father off the coast of Sombrero Chino Island when she was just 12 years old. That first dive opened up a new and unexplored part of the natural world to her. Africa became enchanted by local marine life and went on to become a divemaster, working as both a dive guide and naturalist in her beloved islands.

Get our newsletter

Join us for updates, insider reports & special offers.

Privacy Policy