After a very successful transit of the Panama Canal, National Geographic Quest navigated through the night to bring us to Isla Iguana Wildlife Refuge. Isla Iguana consists of thirteen hectares of tropical dry forest and about 40 hectares of coral reefs with more than 347 species of fish.

We arrived at the island after lunch and waited for the right tide. This island has a gorgeous white sand beach. The very warm water is perfect for swimming, and, of course, for snorkeling. Everybody tried snorkeling today, and we enjoyed many great sightings, including an incredible mixture of fish, eels, and more.

We took guided walks along the trails. We saw a nesting site of magnificent frigatebirds. They displayed incredible gular pouches, which resemble large red balloons. We also observed several other bird species and, of course, many, many iguanas.