Mar 06, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
The majestic Alcedo Volcano gave our ship a proper induction to the area this morning as National Geographic Islander took us to Urbina Bay. This is easily one of the most telling places in Galapagos to see the tremendous tectonic force that has shaped the “Enchanted Islands” into what they are today. In 1954, approximately 5 km of sea front was uplifted, with around 1.5 km2 of marine reef left out more than 10 feet above the sea level.
During our exploration on land, we enjoyed the company of the local fauna. After the hike, our youngest explorers had the great experience of learning how to drive a Zodiac; Ethan and Scout loved it and will never forget it.
In the afternoon, we navigated up north toward Tagus Cove, at the base of Darwin Volcano. In Tagus, we enjoyed some Kayaking, snorkeling, and a wonderful hike to admire Darwin’s Lake (a crater lake) before sunset. What a time! Isabela, the largest of the Galapagos Islands shared some real magic with us today!
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