Kicker Rock is a magnificent rock in the middle of the sea. Rising 500 feet staring from the ocean, this giant upliefted rock has the shape of a sleeping lion. It has a split with towering vertical walls on both sides.
This morning you have one more excursion to Las Bachas Beach, located in the north of Santa Cruz Island. Its soft, white sand is derived from decomposed coral, making it a favorite nesting site for sea turtles. Behind the beach there is a small brackish lagoon, where it is possible to observe flamingos and other coastal birds, such as black-necked stilts and whimbrels.
By visiting west Isabela Island, we were presented with an interesting contrast to the Galapagos Exploration. The first adventure of the day was at Urbina Bay, and a wet landing was the perfect way to begin our journey. Tagus cove is one of the most historical places in the entire archipelago, and deep water snorkeling was the perfect activity to begin our visit.
Cerro Brujo is located on the north coast of San Cristobal Island. It is an eroded tuff cone. It is formed by low-viscosity lava that contains little gas and bricks while it solidifies and is pushed by lava continuing to flow from behind.
Punta Cormorant is probably one of the best flamingo’s lagoon. It is nested between two volcanic hills and it is also possible to view a variety of shores birds, as well as numerous and unique species of plant life.
The Integrity was constructed in the US began touring the Galapagos back in 2005. However, it has since been refurbished, in order to keep it in line with other luxury boats currently cruising the Islands.
Join Jonathan and a team of top National Geographic photographers on a 16-day photography expedition focused on exploring and shooting the legendary Galápagos islands, aboard a classic, 96-guest expedition ship, uniquely equipped for actively experiencing the island’s wildlife and wonders.
Black Turtle Cove is situated in the northern part of Santa Cruz. This inlet is surrounded by mangroves and is only accessible by dinghy. The shallow cove is a safe haven for young marine life. Black-tip and white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, and a variety of rays are often spotted here.