We got up about 6:30am for breakfast at 7:30am and then left for an excursion at 8am. The cruise director spotted what he thought might be whales so when we boarded the zodiac Manuel had our driver take us way out from the land to search for them. We didn’t find any whales but we did see about 6-10 dolphins. One even swam directly in front of our boat—like a leader for us.
Then we went to the beach at Mystery Bay (Floreana Island) for a ‘wet’ landing—the water was about 6-12 inches deep. There were a couple of sea lions on the beach. One of them was a young male who was very aggressive—coming right up to some of the people. Then we walked a path toward the other side of the island. Along the way we saw flamingoes, flycatcher birds.
Continue reading »