Santiago, located central part of the archipelago, is the fourth largest island in the Galapagos. Today we had a day full of activities on this wonderful island. The early risers hopped into Zodiacs and headed to shore for a hike at Espumilla beach, while other guests went out kayaking along the shore. After breakfast, we moved to Buccaneer Cove, a former pirate haunt where we had another round of kayaking, as well as deep-water snorkeling and glass bottom boat outings. We were ready to explore and discover the magic of the island, and we were not disappointed—we swam with white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea lions, and many colorful fish.
During lunch, we moved to anchor at Puerto Egas. After another wet landing from the Zodiacs, we had a choice between a hike along the shoreline to look for marine iguanas, sea lions and fur seals, or to relax on the beach and have a swim or snorkel from shore. With an amazing sunset and recharged with energy, we closed this wonderful day. This was certainly an unforgettable day in paradise cruising with National Geographic Endeavour II.