Daily Expedition Reports
Santiago Island

Walter Perez, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor, September 2019

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 19 Sep 2019

Santiago Island

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

Today on our last full day in paradise, we were very fortunate to spend it at Santiago; Lindblad Expeditions’ adopted island. As part of conservation efforts, such as the ones implemented on Santiago Island, Lindblad Expeditions has helped with the recovery of the Galapagos by assisting in restoration and eradication programs.

In the morning we visited a beautiful magnetite and olivine abiogenic sand beach, which is also a well-known Pacific green sea turtle nesting ground. During our walk along the beach, we had very close encounters with brown pelicans, American oystercatchers, yellow warblers, Galapagos mockingbirds and ghost crabs. The rest of the morning was spent in the ocean kayaking, Zodiac riding, and snorkeling.

The day ended with a breathtaking sunset walk at Puerto Egas. This site has been visited for years by thousands, yet during our stay, it felt like we were the first people ever to step foot on this site. This is the magic of the Galapagos Islands, and it due to conservation and the love of our natural world by many around the globe, including our guests.

Tomorrow we will be leaving the Galapagos Islands, but the Galapagos will never leave us!

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