Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Dave Katz, Video Chronicler

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 29 Oct 2019

Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove, Isabela Island, 10/29/2019, National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II
  • Galápagos

Today aboard National Geographic Endeavor II we had the opportunity to start the day with our morning walk at Urbina Bay, a black sandy beach located on the rim of Alcedo Volcano on Isabela Island. As we walked along the trail, we had close encounters with yellow land iguanas and giant Alcedo tortoises! After the hike, some guests returned to the ship by Zodiac, and others enjoyed a refreshing swim at shore of Urbina Bay beach, sharing the space with pelicans that were feeding at the coast. Today we had a delicious and traditional Ecuadorian buffet lunch, where we learned the proper way to eat ceviche.

In the afternoon, National Geographic Endeavour II moved to Tagus Cove, another location on Isabela Island. In this beautiful and protected cove, guests got the opportunity to paddleboard, kayak and snorkel surrounded by marine life, including curious Galapagos penguins and sharks. As a last activity of the day, we had the option to doing a hike to explore Darwin Lake view or doing a Zodiac ride along the cove with a beautiful sunset. It was the perfect way to end our journey.

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