We started our day with a nice and calm pre-breakfast walk along Espumilla Beach. After breakfast, we had the option of snorkeling, kayaking, or cruising in a glass-bottom boat. In each of those activities, wildlife surrounded us. For lunch, the galley staff of the National Geographic Endeavour II surprised us with a traditional Ecuadorian feast. The crew wore traditional Panama hats and hand-painted t-shirts, and we all enjoyed the colorful and tasty event, which was followed by an amazing natural history walk along Puerto Egas in the afternoon. It was a full day of activities, but the surprises were not over. Our busy galley team organized a BBQ dinner on the sky deck. What a treat to dine under a sky full of stars!
National Geographic Endeavour II
Española is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. It sits on the southeastern end of the archipelago. The Galapagos are volcanic islands that formed over a geological “hot spot.” As the tectonic Nazca Plate slides to the southeast over the volcano-producing area, new islands emerge. This means that the islands towards the northwest are the youngest and the ones on the opposite end are the oldest.