Isla Isabela

Elizabeth Bay Highlights:
Volcanic craters, lava flows, Darwin Volcano, saltwater lagoon, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, Galapagos hawks.

Isabela Island, the largest island in the Galapagos Archipelago, is composed of five volcanoes, with the latest eruption occurring in October 2005.  The cold, nutrient-rich waters of Elizabeth Bay and the small Mariela Islands provide the perfect home for the Galapagos penguin.  This morning, you may opt for a scenic Zodiac ride to view the Mariela Islands and Galapagos penguins.  Then back onboard the ship, we'll spend some time cruising along the scenic Isabela and Fernandina islands to search for whales and dolphins.