San Cristobal Island

Aug 24, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we woke up at Punta Pitt, in the northeastern region of San Cristobal Island. This island, being one of the oldest of the Galapagos, gave us the chance to appreciate and compare the landscape with the youngest island, Fernandina, which we visited four days ago. In the morning, we went for a natural history walk where we could observe the third species of booby that we lives in Galapagos, the red-footed booby. We also saw other species of sea birds such as the frigatebirds and Nazca boobies, showing off their incredible flying abilities using the strong winds that are common at this time of the year. We ended this walk with a refreshing swim from an olivine sandy beach where we could enjoy the last snorkeling of this trip. In the afternoon, we disembarked in one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Galapagos, Cerro Brujo, where guests enjoyed walking and swimming. We finished our day with a breath-taking navigation around Kicker Rock, where we could also enjoy the last sunset of this amazing week.

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Javier Carrion

Naturalist

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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