Our day started with a wonderful sunrise and an early morning outing to kayak along the coast of Sombrero Chino Islet. The ocean was calm at that hour, and we enjoyed observing the early activity of blue-footed boobies, pelicans, and frigatebirds. Nevertheless, this was just the start of a very busy morning. After breakfast our guests got ready for a Zodiac ride along the coast of Santiago looking for the small Galapagos penguin — which was spotted standing on top of a rock. For the last part of the morning, we enjoyed snorkeling in an extraordinary aquatic environment, as we found tropical fish together with penguins and mesmerizing underwater views.

The afternoon was beautiful as we visited Sullivan Bay. This is an impressive lava field, formed so recently that no plants are growing there yet. Our long hike allowed us to observe different lava formations, the perfect spot for peace and solace at the end of a fantastic day in the magical Galapagos.