Today we explored two wonderful locations around Santiago Island. Chinese Hat, a small islet, is a geological wonder. Shaped like a traditional Chinese hat, this volcanic formation showcases the raw, untamed beauty of the archipelago. The island is dotted with volcanic cones and hardened lava flows, providing a unique landscape for exploration. We went kayaking and Zodiac-riding; we also explored beneath the waves with the glass-bottom boat and snorkeling. Nearby, Sullivan Bay complements the experience with its expansive, otherworldly lava fields. We explored the area with our naturalist, learning about the geological features of this lava flow that is only 130 years old.
- Daily Expedition Reports
- 01 Dec 2023
Chinese Hat and Sullivan Bay, 12/1/2023, National Geographic Islander II
- Aboard the National Geographic Islander II
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