Today we woke up early in the morning at Chinese Hat, a little satellite island outside of the island of James. It’s a very colorful location with little islets around and a big lava field. We started with kayaking and paddleboarding excursions along this young eruption, with its black wall where many birds like to rest. It’s a very popular location for blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and the elusive Galapagos penguins.

We followed this up with a wonderful outing to snorkel. We found sharks, sea lions, penguins, and multiple species of tropical fish.

After another opportunity to snorkel and swim, we took a walk in this amazing young lava field, which for me is one of the best and unique volcanic eruptions. It’s such a fantastic place where, 126 years later, there are just two species of plants left.

We sailed at night to Fernandina Island, hopefully to see the volcanic eruptions.