Today we explored two small islands of the Galapagos: North Seymour and Rabida. Our hike in the morning was astonishing. We got to see nesting spots of blue-footed boobies and the two species of frigatebirds found in the Galapagos. In the afternoon, we enjoyed our first snorkeling of the expedition. It was fabulous to observe so many fish and sea lions. We had so much fun. To finish the day, we took a stroll along the beach, where American flamingos put on a great display of beauty for us. What an impressive day we had. We were amazed by the enchanted islands once again.
National Geographic Islander II
Guests frequently ask the guides, “What is the best time to come to Galapagos?”, and the answer is, “Year-round!” Why is that? Well, Galapagos is located on the equator, and here the weather conditions are driven by trade wind directions that change constantly along with the many marine currents surrounding the archipelago. This morning we visited Gardner Bay and the weather after the rain was perfect. The sun was shining and the sky was blue, the bay was a beautiful turquoise color, and the white sandy beach was impeccable, with sea lions basking in the sun. It was the perfect scenario to explore the shoreline, walking among wildlife, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling around the islets. In the afternoon we explored Punta Suarez. Some dolphins approached our ship, and a wide variety of sea birds were seen, such as Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, sea gulls, tropical birds, and others.