In the morning, we visited Urbina Bay, located at the base of Alcedo Volcano, one of the volcanoes that formed Isabela Island. During our hike, we had the first encounters with the iconic Galapagos giant tortoises. Our afternoon was filled with water activities, from kayaking and paddle boarding, then a magical snorkeling experience. For some, this perfect day ended at the rim of Darwin’s Lake on top of Tagus Cove. For others, it was a beautiful Zodiac ride filled with wildlife encounters. We feel so grateful to be back to this enchanted place with guests from all over the world!
National Geographic Endeavour II
Floreana was the first island in the Galapagos colonized by people. Ecuador took possession of the Galapagos in 1832 and established a penal colony on Floreana. When Charles Darwin visited in 1835, he met with some convicts and explored the highlands.