San Cristobal Island

Apr 06, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


For the last morning of our expedition, we visited Punta Pitt, occupying the easternmost point of the Galapagos Archipelago. With good footwear and a flaring appetite to explore this island, we ascended along a water ravine. At 320 feet in elevation, a fantastic sweep of the land and seascape lay beneath us. Just off the trail, we found blue-footed boobies with their chicks, while red-footed boobies and their own young occupied the nearby cliffs. There was an optional Zodiac ride upon our descent, which offered plenty of bird sightings and one more snorkeling session off the olivine beach of Punta Pitt.

Afterward, National Geographic Islander headed off toward Cerro Brujo. This beach is considered to be among the most stunning across the archipelago. We spent our final moments of our voyage on the fine powdery Cerro Brujo sand in the amiable company of sea lions. Until next time, Galapagos!

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About the Author

Wilo Castaneda

Naturalist

Wilo was born and raised in the Galápagos Islands. From an early age, he was fascinated by outdoors activities, and excelled at basketball, cycling, swimming, and snorkeling. In 1999, he trained to become a Naturalist Guide for Galápagos National Park and in 2002, he trained to become a Diver’s Guide for the Galápagos Marine Reserve. He has since worked as a guide on board various ships, gaining an intimate knowledge of all the island’s most-visited sites. Wilo enjoys scuba diving with large schools of hammerhead and whale sharks all around the archipelago. 

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