For the final day of our expedition, guests on board National Geographic Islander II visited two special sites on Isabela and Fernandina Islands — the two youngest islands in the archipelago. After a ten-hour navigation and crossing of the Equator, we arrived at Fernandina Island. We started with an early walk around Punta Espinoza. Within only a mile’s distance, we witnessed a great variety of animals in a seemingly desolate landscape. The wind picked up a bit, and we completed the morning with a snorkeling activity.
In the afternoon we visited Punta Vicente Roca; it is located at the mouth of seahorse-shaped Isabela Island. Here we admired the walls of the extinct Ecuador Volcano, as well as the wonderful marine life; it is especially rich here, as this side of the island is in direct contact with the Cromwell Current.