Punta Pitt, Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island

Jun 14, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

This morning, after over seven hours of navigation, we reached the northeastern most point of San Cristobal Island, which is Punta Pitt. This is a perfect place for a nature walk with its impressive volcanic formation due to erosion. It’s also a perfect place to observe diverse wildlife, such as endemic species to this island like mockingbirds and lava lizards. There are also red-footed boobies on the shrubs and a large number of blue-footed boobies nesting next to the trail. Afterwards we had some water activities in clear water with tropical fish and playful sea lions. In the afternoon we landed at Cerro Brujo Beach, one of the most beautiful organic material beaches in the Galapagos. We walked among the sea lions along the coast and swam off the beach during the sunny afternoon, and also had time to relax while watching birds diving nearby. To finish the amazing day, we took in a nice sunset at Kicker Rock.

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Javier Cando


Javier was born on Santa Cruz Island and raised in the cool evergreen highlands where he developed his love and passion for nature and natural sciences. At age 17 he moved to Quito, the capital of Ecuador to attend university and study the English language.

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