National Geographic Endeavour II traveled overnight around Isabela Island by its northern end. As first light broke, we crossed Banks Bay as we neared the anchorage of Punta Espinoza at Fernandina Island. After a walk on lava flows that are hundreds of years old, we snorkeled across the bay with swimming Galapagos marine iguanas and foraging green sea turtles. During lunchtime we backtracked north, and after a coastal exploration aboard our Zodiacs at Punta Vicente Roca, we proceeded across the Equatorial Line while enjoying a sunset wine tasting of South American wines.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Our day started with a very relaxing hike in the morning at Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island. We had the chance to spot a few land iguanas on the path and close to their burrows. We also had the opportunity to take a Zodiac ride around the shore of that area and got to see a few blue-footed boobies looking for fish in the ocean. Later, we snorkeled off Guy Fawkes Islet and saw loads of reef fish.