Isabela Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 18 Feb 2020

Isabela Island, 2/18/2020, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today we explored the “Sea Horse Island,” Isabela! The biggest of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela is also home to the largest colony of Galapagos penguins, which are truly unique animals! Today we started early and went for a nice hike under the dense muyuyo and manzanillo trees in Urbina Bay. This was our first encounter with the giant tortoises, and a re-encounter with the largest land iguanas.

For the afternoon, Tagus Cove offered us an amazing caldera where we snorkeled, paddled, kayaked and went on Zodiac rides to find the penguins! For last, a hike up the caldera for the magnificent landscape view of Isabela, following in Darwin´s footsteps.

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