During the morning of our first full day, National Geographic Endeavour II guests explored North Seymour Island. Once on the island, we went on a hike to observe and photograph marine birds like blue footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds. In the afternoon, our guests had the chance to snorkel and hike on Rabida Island.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Española is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. It sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The Galapagos are volcanic islands that formed over a geological “hot spot.” As the tectonic Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano-producing area, new islands emerge. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.