What an exciting day! We started early in the morning with a nice stroll along a pristine beach known an Espumilla, one of the most astonishing beaches in all the Galapagos Archipelago. After this, we moved to Buccaneers Cove to enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. Large schools of fish, marine caves, and a playful group of sea lions made this outing outstanding. For lunch, we enjoyed a delicious Ecuadorian buffet. In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to keep exploring the Island of Santiago, this time to discover Puerto Egas. Here, we spotted several shore birds, marine, and land iguanas – and the two species of the endemic Galapagos sea lion! As this day is over, everyone has an incredible collection of memories and wonderful moments of deep encounters with the unique nature of the Galapagos.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we woke up at Punta Cormorant, where we disembarked for an early pre-breakfast natural history walk. It was a great morning to appreciate the scenery of Floreana Island and to practice our photography skills while enjoying incredible wildlife along the changing landscape of the trail. We also visited a beach where we were lucky to see Pacific green sea turtle nests, and the tracks of recent hatchlings that had come out of the nest in the past few days. After breakfast, we went for a Zodiac ride along Champion Islet. This was a great opportunity to observe different species of sea birds such as brown noddy terns, frigate birds, and swallow tail gulls. We also had the chance to go deep water snorkeling along the shore of this islet, where sea lions were playing around guests. In the afternoon, some guests decided on kayaking and paddleboarding, while others went to visit Post Office Bay, where we found an opportunity to talk about the human history of the Galapagos. We ended the day at Post Office Beach, where some guests had a chance to walk along the beach while others went for a swim.