Home to fantastic species that are uniquely endemic to the Galápagos archipelago, Santiago is Lindblad’s adopted island. Known by various names over the last 500 years, including James and Duke of York, the island was referred to as Treasure Island by pirates and buccaneers who visited during the late 1600s and early 1700s.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Early in the morning, expedition leader Carlos Romero was waiting at the disembarkation deck for early risers who wanted to hike up to the top of Bartolome Island. This was an extraordinary walk that transported us back in time right to the beginning of it all in the Galapagos. In the afternoon, we explored the waters of Sombrero Chino Island. Our guests saw many tropical fish and the elusive Galapagos penguin up close. It was a wonderful experience in yet another beautiful location. Later in the afternoon, we went exploring with our Zodiacs and spotted several penguins fishing along with blue-footed boobies and pelicans.