The morning found National Geographic Endurance underway from Terceira to Santa Maria in the Azore islands. The expedition team scoured the ocean for cetaceans and sea birds and yielded a long-tailed jaeger and the elusive Bulwer’s petrel. Dolphins road the bow briefly and time was spent watching presentations and enjoying the ship’s many onboard amenities.

In the afternoon, National Geographic Endurance came alongside in Vilo do Porto and we were treated to an amazing picnic in Reserva Florestal de Recreio de Fontinhas.