56 Photos - Jul 14, 2014
Photo: Photo: Photo: Bartolome Island.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Sky over Genovesa filled with sea birds.Photo: Blue-footed booby in flight.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Frigatebird is harassing a booby.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Video: Frigate birds dining on sea turtle hatchlings still in nest.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Blue-footed booby feet.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Galapagos Racer.Photo: Lava lizard.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Fur seal yawning.Photo: Sea lion pup nursing.Photo: We had cabin #7 which is on the upper deck in the stern -- the windows at the rear and on the port side of the boat are windows into our cabin.  The other six cabins are below deck; you can see their portholes just above the water line.

The two zodiacs ("pangas") were used for getting to shore and for the snorkel drops.  When anchored or traveling short distances we might toe the pangas but they would usually be hoisted out of the water, one on either side of the ship, when navigating.

The Samba makes 8.5 knots by motor and can gain about another knot with sails.  We set sail for only a few hours over the course of our 15 day trip.Photo: Selfie.Photo: Melinda.Photo: Sea turtle.Photo: This sea lion was playing with the crab shell just under Melinda while we were snorkeling.Photo: Snorkeling with dolphins.  Very loud under water.Photo: The dolphins also made an above-water appearance.Photo: Group photo on Bartolome.  Our guide, Juan Salcedo, is on the far right and standing on the fence.Photo: Photo: Photo: