Isabela and Fernandina

Jan 21, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


After a magnificent night watching the full moon eclipse from the top deck of the National Geographic Endeavour II, we sailed a few miles north, to the coast of Fernandina Island. Fernandina is the youngest island in the Galapagos archipelago, and it is one of the most beautiful and pristine islands in the planet. This morning we visited Punta Espinoza, a magical place full of life. Our guests had the opportunity to see marine Iguanas, Galapagos hawks, flightless cormorants and Galapagos sea lions.

Later in the day, we snorkeled and saw many sea turtles, penguins, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas feeding underwater. In the afternoon, we explored Punta Vicente Roca, a collapsed caldera of Ecuador Volcano. We spotted manta rays, blue-footed boobies, Pacific green sea turtles and fur seals. Once back aboard, we had wine tasting up on deck, and the ¨Ecuadorian Line Crossing Ceremony¨ with a spectacular sunset. This was another wonderful day on paradise aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II.

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Africa Berdonces

Naturalist

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.

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