Our last full day brings us back to San Cristóbal, the easternmost island of the Enchanted Isles. This stunning island has a variety of amazing landscapes, as well as a high rate of endemism being one of the oldest. In the morning we explored Punta Pitt, located in the northeast part of the island. This was the first outcrop of rock sighted by the crew of the HMS Beagle when it arrived in Galápagos in 1835. In the afternoon, we moved to a new anchorage: Cerro Brujo, where a long and beautiful beach of white sands is home to a large colony of Galápagos sea lions.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we woke up at Punta Cormorant where we disembarked for an early pre-breakfast natural history walk on Floreana Island. Blue-footed boobies were the stars and a number of couples performed courtship rituals. We even had the chance to see a father feeding its chick. After breakfast, we went for a Zodiac ride along Champion Islet. This was a great opportunity to observe different species of sea birds such as brown noddy terns, frigatebirds and swallow-tailed gulls. We also had the chance to go for a deep-water snorkel along the shore of this islet where sea lions played around us. In the afternoon, some guests went out on kayaks and paddle boards, while others went to visit Post Office Bay, where we learned about the human history of the Galapagos. We ended the day on the shore of Post Office Bay where some guests had a chance to walk along the beach while others went for a refreshing swim.