This morning we awoke to wonderful views of our morning destination, Isla Carmen. We headed to shore to explore the array of offerings of Bahia Ballandra.

As we meandered some trails in the intertidal, we found our way to a beautiful arroya trail full of palo verdes, palo blancos, and other flowering plants of the desert. After we hiked, we went to the water to explore, some via Zodiac cruise and others who braved the chilly Pacific waters to snorkel on a rocky reef.

In the afternoon we cruised along, appreciating the stunning geology of Isla Carmen while watching for wildlife from the bow.