Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal island

May 18, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

This was our first full day of expedition, and we enjoyed so much of San Cristobal Island. Our guests had the option to start with a stretching session while enjoying a magnificent view of the area’s distinct landscape. After breakfast, we visited Punta Pitt, where several blue-footed boobies were nesting. We also spotted red-footed and Nazca boobies, frigates, and swallow-tailed gulls. After the hike, we went snorkelling with playful sea lions who curiously approached us. In the afternoon, we sailed south to Cerro Brujo.

Here we did a Zodiac ride along the spectacular cliffscape and then hiked on a pristine white sandy beach. There we saw dozens of resting sea lions, and even some females with their pups nursing. During sunset we navigated close to Kicker Rock, a wonderful geological formation where we enjoyed a wine tasting and the joy of being in such an amazing place with so many great people.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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