Fernandina & Isabella Islands

Jun 10, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today our guests explored the westernmost realm of the Galapagos. During the morning, the entire group landed on the beach for snorkeling at Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island. The highlight of the morning was the huge group of Galapagos marine iguanas that were basking at the shoreline as our guests explored the island. Our snorkeling guests also observed many Galapagos marine iguanas and Pacific green sea turtles feeding on seaweed over the rocks.

For the afternoon, everybody went on Zodiac rides to experience Punta Vicente Roca, Isabela Island. This site offers an impressive view of a collapsed volcano. Additionally, the rocky cliffs provide shelter for Galapagos fur seals and are a good perch for seabirds like Nazca boobies, flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins.

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Salvador Cazar


Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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