Apr 09, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
Today we explored Floreana Island in the southern regions of the Galapagos. Our day began along Floreana’s northern shore, at Punta Cormorant, where courtship was in full swing between a scattering of greater flamingoes of blue-footed boobies. Afterward that morning’s photo expedition, we re-boarded, navigating to Champion Islet just north of Floreana, where we spent much of our afternoon over Zodiac rides and deep-water snorkeling off the coast.
Then in the afternoon National Geographic Islander took us to Post Office Bay. Being the world’s oldest passive mail system, visitors check through deposited letters and will, if an address is close enough, take the parcel along for the next stage of delivery upon return. Guests had the chance to kayak and paddleboard in the protected bay between Champion and Floreana, and those who didn’t get enough snorkeling earlier on were able to gear up and do it all over again.
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