Today we visited Santiago Island. The morning was spent at the historical site, Buccaneer’s Cove. The incredible landscape and its rich and clear waters brought us back to the time when whalers were common in the Archipelago. It was amazing to take the Zodiacs and explore the coast. Simultaneously, eager kayakers were taking advantage of the current along the coast. Snorkeling was fantastic today, with large schools of colorful fish, sharks, Galapagos sea lions, and even a manta ray. In the afternoon, we hiked at Puerto Egas, the last opportunity to encounter the ecologically naïve animals of the Galapagos. What a fantastic week we enjoyed in paradise!
National Geographic Endeavour II