Before visiting this island, we celebrated our crossing of the equator. Then we navigated the channel of a volcano’s caldera before finally finding anchorage inside of it. Once inside, the island revealed its true magic. The island is home to at least a million birds, primarily the seabirds that nest here.

This island is also home to land birds like Darwin’s finches, mockingbirds, doves, and the day hunting short-eared owl. We enjoyed hiking at Darwin’s Bay, where hundreds of frigatebirds nest alongside Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. Kayaking and snorkeling added even more adventure to our time spent in this wonderful little world.