Daily Expedition Reports
Isabela Island

Christian Saa, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor, August 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 06 Aug 2019

Isabela Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today was our last day on the western realm of the Galápagos Archipelago, and once again it brought many surprises and beautiful memories. We spent all day on the biggest island, Isabela, which makes up 58 percent of the total land mass of the Galápagos.

Five volcanoes that joined at their bases formed Isabela Island. One of these volcanoes is the Alcedo Volcano and this is where we spent our morning, hiking at the base and observing land iguanas and Alcedo tortoises.

After a delicious Ecuadorian lunch, Captain Eduardo Neira repositioned National Geographic Endeavour II to Tagus Cove. Sailors have commonly visited this cove for years, where they came to seek shelter and food. Today is a must-see visitor site, which we explored by water by snorkeling and with our kayaks, paddle boards, and Zodiacs. Our last day in this magical western realm ended with a sunset hike to the top of Darwin Lake and beautiful family memories.

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