Feb 10, 2018 - National Geographic Islander
For our last expedition day, we visited one of the oldest islands of the archipelago, San Cristobal Island. This is also the administrative capital of the islands and the eastern most point in the archipelago. In the morning we disembarked on an olivine beach welcomed by a small colony of sea lions. Here we hiked up a tuff cone formation to look for red and blue footed boobies. As we walked along the trail we had close encounters with bright blue and bright red footed birds, dancing their courtship ritual and others feeding their chicks. It is amazing to experience such close encounters with such beautiful creatures and observe their behavior as if we were not there. To finish an amazing expedition, in the afternoon we saw the sun set as we walked along a white sand beach called Cerro Brujo, surrounded by Galapagos sea lions coming back to rest on shore. Our guests might be leaving the Galapagos, but the Galapagos will never leave them!