Genovesa Island

Aug 16, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today, National Geographic Endeavour II is anchored inside of a caldera at Genovesa Island. We started the day with a nice walk on Prince Philips Steps and Darwin’s Bay. Sea birds like Nazca boobies, frigate birds and red footed boobies were everywhere, posing for us at the best angles. The conditions inside the caldera today were perfect for exploring the underwater world by snorkeling with marine animals like the Galapagos sea lion and the Galapagos fur seal.  Paddle boarding and kayaking were on the schedule today, so we could get some exercise while we enjoy marine sea turtles swimming next to us. It was an exceptional last day of the expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour II. We will remember this paradise forever.

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About the Author

Ixora Berdonces

Naturalist

Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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