Today our guests explored Santa Cruz Island. After a delicious breakfast, we landed at the Itabaca Channel and immediately got into buses to drive up to the highlands of the island where we would spend the morning. During this visit, our guests learned about the natural history of the iconic giant tortoises and hiked into giant tortoise territory.

In the afternoon, the Captain and crew repositioned National Geographic Endeavour II and set anchor at Las Bachas, a white sand beach. Here our guests had opportunities to walk along the beach, swim or snorkel.