Fernandina & Isabela, Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands are located on the Equator, in the Pacific Ocean, nearly 600 miles off mainland Ecuador. Read about our traveller's adventures on the islands Fernandina & Isabela!
Punta Espinosa is the only landing site on Galapagos youngest island Fernandina. Here we are extra careful since this island is free from feral animals and plants and this is probably how all the islands looked before man arrived. It is a privilege to visit such a pristine place with such remarkable creatures like the flightless cormorant - the only cormorant without ability to fly. Here we also found the largest gathering of marine iguanas we had seen on this trip. We also snorkeled here before lunch.
Underneath the dramatic cliffs on the northernmost part of Isabela, at the Punta Vicente Roca, we saw sea lions and blue footed boobies fishing for food and laying around on the rocks. In the evening we crossed the equator and celebrated with a toast!