San Cristobal Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 04 Feb 2022

San Cristobal Island, 2/4/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today we woke up anchored in Punta Pitt. This was Darwin’s first sight of the islands and our landing spot for the day. The area is a water-worn ravine that took us uphill where we found a colony of red-footed boobies nesting. The view from the top was breathtaking. The sun was strong, and winds blew hard. Blue-footed boobies courted and nested along the trail. Down at the beach, our last snorkel of the week offered close encounters with sea lions.

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