Today National Geographic Endeavour II visited the island of San Cristobal, home to the political capital of the archipelago. In the morning, we hiked an old tuff cone eroded by water, where there is a small colony of red-footed boobies. Later in the afternoon, we moved to Cerro Brujo with its spectacular beach full of sea lions to have a swim and a stroll along the white sand. To end the day, our ship circumnavigated an outer islet called Kicker Rock to watch the sunset and celebrate another successful cruise.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Today we visited two islands in the center of the archipelago. On Bartholomew, we climbed a wooden staircase to the top of an old cinder cone for a chance to see the famous vista that captures many islands at once, in addition to Pinnacle Rock. In the afternoon, we navigated towards Sombrero Chino, where we had a great time snorkeling from Zodiacs and spotting wildlife. This is the home of a small colony of Galapagos penguins as well as Galapagos sea lions.