Sep 18, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
Today we visited the youngest islands in the archipelago. The volcanos on Isabela and Fernandina are by far the most active in South America with eruptions happening ever two to four years, and sometimes more often. In fact, one of the volcanoes of Isabela island erupted just three weeks ago.
This morning, as we were traveling around the north side of Isabela Island and observing the majestic landscape surrounding us, we heard an announcement from our expedition leader to join at the bow of the ship to celebrate the crossing of the Equator. Later, we explored the shore of Isabela on Zodiacs. A Zodiac ride is the best way to explore the rocky shore dotted with iguanas, sea lions, Galapagos fur seals, blue-footed boobies, etc. This shoreline is spectacular. We also went snorkeling and were able to admire the area’s marine life. This site is just a dream. It is a wildlife paradise.
For the afternoon’s agenda, we visited Fernandina, the youngest island of the Galapagos. The island is pristine, littered with hundreds of marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles and flightless cormorants. What a magical place!
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