Floreana Island

Christian Saa, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor, August 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 26 Aug 2019

Floreana Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

This morning we awoke to a beautiful sunrise on a new island called Floreana, also known as Charles Island. This island was home to the first colonizers of the Galapagos, and the human history here is interesting and mysterious.

We started the morning with a pre breakfast outing to Cormorant Point for flamingo and blue-footed booby sightings. The morning continued in the water with Zodiac driving around Champion Islet, while we looked for the rare Floreana mockingbird. We continued our water activities with snorkeling and glass-bottom boat rides as we observed sea turtles and many species of fish.

In the afternoon, we went back in time and sent mail at Post Office Bay, using the method that sailors have practiced since the 1700s. We ended the day with a breathtaking kayaking excursion in the afternoon, full of sea turtles, flamingos and jumping whales. It was truly another magical day in paradise!

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