Today we visited beautiful Española Island. This is one of the oldest islands in the archipelago at around four million years old. Because of its age, Española is characterized by a high amount of endemism. Certain unique species are only found on this island, including the Española mockingbird, the Española lava lizard, and a distinctive group of marine iguanas.
We started the morning with water activities on Española. Some of our guests decided to go for a more experienced snorkeling. Others stayed at the beach to practice snorkeling and walk along this flawless, white sand beach with sea lions.
In the afternoon, we continued our expedition but this time on land. We visited Punta Suarez in search of the majestic waved albatross. This species of albatross is endemic to Galapagos and unique to Española Island. As we walked along the trail on Punta Suarez, we got to see albatrosses courting, flying, and taking off. We also saw Nazca boobies, more sea lions, marine iguanas, lava lizards, mockingbirds, and doves. The Galapagos is full of magic, and this is just the beginning!