May 15, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II
This morning we woke up anchored in Espumilla Beach, where we started our activities very early with a pre-breakfast beach walk. We enjoyed amazing colors and subjects for photography, including ghost crabs, baby sea turtles, sharks, sea lions and dolphins.
During a delicious breakfast, we navigate a little to Tagus Cove, where we offered a variety of water activities, including kayaking, paddle-boarding, snorkeling and outings in the very popular glass-bottom boat. This site is known for its beautiful geological formations and amazing wildlife, both in and out of the water.
Back onboard, we had our Mexican lunch and a very interesting talk about the human history of the islands by one of our naturalists before we headed out to our next destination in Puerto Egas. Some of our guests had the chance to go ashore right after lunch, to enjoy the beach and have a splash! Soon after, our group of hikers left the ship to explore this wonderful place, hoping to spot the land iguanas that were recently re-introduced to Santiago. Before this iguana breeding program was introduced, the last person that reported land iguanas in this island was Charles Darwin, more than 180 years ago! More than 1,400 land iguanas from the island of North Seymour were bring here, and today our guests witnessed science with their own eyes, we were able to spot more than five land iguanas on the site.
We finished our day with a beautiful sunset and wonderful colors along the shore with the fur seals and an incredible amount of shore birds.
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