Champion Islet, Post Office Bay

Dec 04, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

It is the last day of the expedition, and National Geographic Islander is anchored in Floreana Island, the perfect place to get more surprises. We started the day with an early morning walk in Punta Cormorant where we found beautiful flamingos feeding in a brackish lagoon. After breakfast, we took a Zodiac ride along Champion Bay to spot some red-billed tropicbirds and sea lions along the coast. Afterword, we jumped into the water to do some snorkeling – there were sharks, sea lions, sea stars and millions of fish. It created quite a painting for us!

After lunch, we went to Post Office Bay and took part in the tradition of hand delivering some postcards back home. Finally, during our kayaking and Zodiac rides inside the turquoise waters of the bay, we saw swimming next to sea turtles and sea lions, the Galapagos penguin. The perfect way to end this expedition.

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Ixora Berdonces


Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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