- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning visit Champion, a small islet located just offshore Floreana Island. Snorkel or dinghy ride along a nice wall filled with a variety of marine wildlife like the endemic black-striped salema, the blue lobster, long-nose hawkfish, sea horses, coral hawkfish, sea lions, and the famous red-lipped batfish.
Explore Devil’s Crown, considered one of the best sites for snorkeling in the Galapagos; here you can watch sea lions, turtles, sharks, dolphins, and fish diversity. Land on an olivine green sand beach and hike from the black mangrove beds to a brackish lagoon, which usually holds one of the largest flamingo populations in the Galapagos. From the beach you can spot sea turtles, blue-footed boobies plunging into the water, and small reef sharks floating and searching for food along the shoreline. Head back to the olivine beach where you landed and take a swim or snorkel amongst sea turtles, reef fish, sea lions and, on a good day, white-tipped reef sharks.
Land on the north side of Floreana, and walk to the bay of Post Office, named like this because, in 1793, Captain James Colnett installed a wooden barrel which served as an informal post office for sailors passing through who would take letters with them to their destinations. Place unstamped postcards inside the barrel that should reach their destinations for free. It can take weeks, months, even years, not arrive at all, or even arrive before you! Encounter Darwin finches, yellow warbler, and lava lizards. Snorkel with green pacific sea turtles and on the main beach among playful sea lions.