Red Footed Boobies
Our last full day in the Galapagos is spent on the spectacular northern island of Genovesa (also known by the English name of Tower). This is one of the most pristine islands of the archipelago and it is an overwhelming seabird experience. From frigate birds to red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies and swallow-tailed gulls, storm petrels and red billed tropic birds. Everything is here and close up. Early risers enjoy a kayak trip and after breakfast we all visit the landing site of Darwin Bay, taking a walk along the beach to view red-footed boobies nesting in the mangrove bushes, frigates on the rocks and Nazca boobies on the ground. Some guests then enjoy a final snorkel, some take a swim from the beach and others just sit and take in the view. This afternoon we land at Prince Phillips Steps and walk up to a plateau for amazing views over a vast boobie nesting site. Back on board the National Geographic Islander we're greeted by our ship captain, officers, crew and naturalist team for a farewell gathering in the lounge prior to our final dinner featuring a Baked Alaska finale, presented in true Islander style!