Santa Cruz Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 07 Jul 2022

Santa Cruz Island, 7/7/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today we visited Santa Cruz Island. We spent the day exploring and searching for giant tortoises. In the early morning, we visited the giant tortoise rearing center. We saw the baby giants and learned about the conservation efforts in the archipelago by the Galapagos National Park and The Charles Darwin Foundation. We walked to the fish market in Puerto Ayora and were able to explore part of the town; afterwards, we went to the highlands to experience the process of making sugar and moonshine from sugarcane on a local family’s farm. The last part of our day was walking amongst the giants in their natural habitat. It was definitely an outstanding day.

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