South Plaza and Santa Fe Island

Jun 06, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today we woke up at South Plaza Island. After a delicious breakfast, we had a natural history walk and then had the opportunity to see land iguanas and many species of seabirds flying along the shore of this small island.

In the afternoon we visited Santa Fe Island. Some guests had a chance to go kayaking in the calm waters of this bay, while others went for a walk to find land iguanas, which are endemic to this island. On this walk, we also observed the largest species of prickly pear cactus in the Galapagos. We ended our walk on a beach where sea lions where basking in the sun. Guests had a great opportunity to practice their photography skills.

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Javier Carrion

Naturalist

Javier grew up on Santa Cruz island where his grandparents first arrived in the 1940´s. Veritable pioneers, his grandparents settled in the highlands where they found a place to raise their children.

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