Santiago Island

José Guerrero, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 26 Dec 2019

Santiago Island, 12/26/2019, National Geographic Islander

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

Today we devoted the entire day to the beautiful island of Santiago. The morning was spent at Buccaneers Cove and our guests enjoyed kayaking options together with Zodiac rides and deep-water snorkeling. Although the visibility was not the best, a huge manta ray was spotted, as well as a large school of barracudas swimming around with a black-tipped reef shark.

National Geographic Islander repositioned towards Puerto Egas where our young explorers enjoyed their time at a black sandy beach with young sea lions as companions. There was a second opportunity for snorkeling, and this time, the water was clear. We were able to observe schools of colorful fish and playful Galapagos sea lions!

Our day ended with a great walk along the coastal area, observing Galapagos fur seals, colorful Sally lightfoot crabs, striated and great blue herons, American oystercatchers, and Galapagos land iguanas. All with a breathtaking landscape as our backdrop. Galapagos is peace on earth!

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