Floreana Island

Feb 11, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

We spend our day exploring the northwestern coast of Floreana. First thing this morning we landed at Punta Cormorant for a pre-breakfast excursion, where we hiked around a brackish water lagoon and had a chance to see American flamingoes and Pacific green sea turtles leaving the beach after nesting. Later on in the morning we had the chance to explore the shoreline of nearby Champion’s Islet while snorkeling, Zodiac cruising, or taking a ride in our glass-bottom boat. During the afternoon, we repositioned to Post Office Bay, where after delivering our postcards we had a chance to go kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding in a mangrove area, a resting place for sea turtles and the occasional visiting area for flamingoes from the nearby brackish water lake.

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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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