- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Stop at Champion Point or Champion Islet this morning for a stroll through the black mangrove beds to a brackish lagoon, which is home to one of the Galapagos' greatest flamingo populations. Scalesia villosa, white and black mangroves, and holy stick are some of the island's indigenous vegetation. The walk leads to a lovely white sand beach, which is one of the most significant nesting locations for green Pacific sea turtles. Because of the sting rays that may be hidden on the sand and can be dangerous if stepped on, it is crucial to avoid wandering in the ocean. Sea turtles, blue-footed boobies plunging into the water, and small reef sharks floating along the shoreline may all be seen from the beach. This coral-sand beach is the conclusion of your trail; return to the olivine beach where you landed to swim or snorkel with sea turtles, reef fish, sea lions, and, on a good day, white-tipped reef sharks. On Floreana, a tiny colony of penguins lives and can be seen on occasion.
In the afternoon 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.