Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 29 Mar 2022

Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove, 3/29/2022, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

We are halfway through our expedition on National Geographic Endeavour II, and it has been an incredible experience so far. Today we anchored in a place call Urbina Bay. We started the day with a wet landing on a black sand beach. The island’s unique coloration is due to inorganic sand consisting of pieces of weathered rock. On our walk, we had the chance to observe tortoises, turtles, land iguanas, and more. The wildlife found on the Galapagos Islands is incredible. After the walk, we enjoyed time on the beach and swimming back to the boat. Later in the day, we changed location to Tagus Cove, a collapsed cinder cone. We had the chance to practice kayaking and then enjoyed an extraordinary snorkel with penguins, flightless cormorants, rays, and various species of reef fish found in the marine reserve. At the end of the day, we hiked to the summits of the scoria cones found on Darwin Volcano.

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