Daily Expedition Reports
Genovesa Island

Juan De Dios Morales, January 2020

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 31 Jan 2020

Genovesa Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today we woke up in the Northern Hemisphere, inside a crater in the Galapagos Islands. This place is called Genovesa Island. Genovesa is a bird magnet island and it is also one of the most pristine places in the world. Humans have never lived here and no animals have ever been introduced, only native and endemic flora and fauna are found here.

Today we spent all day on Genovesa. In the morning we hiked at Darwin Bay, a beautiful white sanded beach surrounded by black lava rocks and mangroves. This bay is home to red footed and Nazca boobies, frigate birds, swallow-tailed gulls, herons and finches among other species of birds. The morning adventure continued in the ocean, snorkeling at Genovesa Crater looking for sharks and rays.

After a delicious Galapagos lunch, we continued our adventure kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking some more. Our week in the Galapagos ended with a magical sunset, reminding us of how special the Galapagos Islands are and filling us with wonderful memories!

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