We were waiting so long for this day – our giant tortoise expedition! Today, National Geographic Endeavour II was anchored at the north side of Santa Cruz Island in order to get to the highlands of the island. We visited a giant geological formation called Los Gemelos, located in a little rainforest. Then we headed to visit el Manzanillo Ranch where all of our old friends were waiting patiently for us!
National Geographic Endeavour II
Our day began with a pre-breakfast climb on Bartholomew Island, where we had the chance to learn about geological features like cinder cones and tuff cones. There are lava flows that date back about 200 years. We enjoyed a snorkeling activity in the same area. Then we moved the ship to another islet called Chinese Hat. We had the option to snorkel or ride in a dinghy to see some Galapagos penguins.