South Plaza & Santa Fe Islands
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 12 Mar 2020

South Plaza & Santa Fe Islands, 3/12/2020, National Geographic Islander

  • Aboard the National Geographic Islander
  • Galápagos

The day began with an early pre-breakfast disembarkation at South Plaza Island. Our first wildlife encounter came in the form of playful sea lions found in nearby pools. We then saw Galapagos land iguanas along our trail, this was followed by several seabirds such as swallowtail gulls, magnificent frigate birds and red bill tropicbirds.

In the afternoon while some guests hiked to the top of Santa Fe Island, others went for a kayaking session. The goal for both groups this afternoon was to spot the Santa Fe land iguana, a unique species of iguana that inhabits only this island. As an added bonus, guests found a colony of over a hundred Galapagos sea lions resting on the beach!

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