Barra del Colorado Island

Frank Simms, Naturalist

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 28 Dec 2019

Barra del Colorado Island, 12/28/2019, National Geographic Quest

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Today National Geographic Quest was awakened next to the famous Barra del Colorado Island run by the Smithsonian Institute in the Gatun Lake. Our guests had the opportunity to hike with local experts on the island research station, take Zodiac trips around the island’s perimeter or travel by panga and then by bus to the Rainforest Discovery Center where guests scaled the 100 foot observation tower for an opportunity to witness the different levels of the rainforest as well as observe several species of hummingbirds at the feeders. After lunch we completed the canal passage to the Caribbean at daytime, a perfect contrast to yesterday’s pacific nighttime passage.

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