South Plaza and Santa Fe Islands
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 21 Nov 2019

South Plaza and Santa Fe Islands

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

Today was iguana day! In the morning, we visited a small islet called South Plaza, located in the middle of the archipelago, and home to a healthy population of Galapagos land iguanas. During our hike, we encountered sea birds, iguanas and even a sea lion that had just given birth; it was a beautiful and exciting morning.

In the afternoon our Captain, Gonzalo, repositioned to Santa Fe Island. Along the bay we kayaked and cruised the shore in our Zodiacs, and spotted white-tipped reef sharks, eagle rays, sea lions and sea turtles. Our afternoon ended with a beautiful sunset hike on Santa Fe as we searched for the endemic Santa Fe iguana. It was another magical day in the enchanted islands.

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