Floreana Island

My favorite place to see giant tortoises in the Galapagos Islands is on Floreana Island. There is a tortoise reserve in the highlands of Floreana where you can get close to the tortoises in their natural setting. The tortoise reserve is in a wooded area and there are a few feeding platforms where the tortoises [...]

La Loberia – the sea lion nursery on Floreana Island – is one of our favorite places in the Galapagos. It is the first time we every snorkeled with sea lion. We shot this photo on our way to La Loberia. The colors of the path, ocean and sky speak for themselves. Our guide told [...]

Floreana Island is one of our favorites places in the Galapagos Islands. One of the reasons for that is La Loberia. La Loberia specifically refers to a rocky/white sand beach where you can see Sea Lions and their babies. It also encompasses a large beach area that takes in a sea lion nursery/daycare and a swimming/snorkeling area. [...]

Until earlier this month, I had only seen marine iguanas feeding underwater on television. Marine iguanas are unique, because they are the only seafaring iguanas. Learn more facts about marine iguanas. While visiting Floreana Island earlier this month, we got to see marine iguanas feeding underwater – in shallow tidal pools. While we filmed just [...]

While we were exploring Floreana Island in the Galapagos, our naturalist guide took us past a large rock carved in a similar manner to the carvings found on Easter Island. You’ve probably seen pictures of the large freestanding stone heads scattered all over Easter island. So we were intrigued to see one on the Galapagos islands and we wondered how [...]

Margret Wittmer was one of the first settlers of Floreana Island. Along with her son and husband she endured many hardships to create the life that the Wittmer family still enjoy on Floreana today. This true life account is about their arrival on the island, their tragedies, triumphs and the many “mysteries of Floreana” that they lived [...]

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