22nd June 2013 - we sailed through the night around the Northern tip of isabella island. breakfast at 6am this morning. We then went to puerto egas on Santiago island. We took the dingy too the beach and then waded onto the shore. It was a black beach due to the volanic sand. We walked along and found a coloney of Galapagos fur seals. They are only found in small numbers and are larger with a lesser ability to use there fins when compared to the sea lions. We also founds reminds of a small house and tracks from a failed attempt the mine salt from the island. After a couple hours we were back on board. When the set sail for almost 3 hours and enjoyed some lunch on board before arriving at Rabida island. We took the dingy onto a red sandy beach. The beach has a red colour due to the iron rust content in the soil. There was a small colony of sea lions and we walked a few hundred meters inland to a salt lake hoping to find flamingoes but there were none today. Back to the beach and changed into wetsuits and then went snorkeling. Saw lots of different fish and hundreds of sea stars and star fish. They were enormous and the star fish with a fluro green colour. Was also amazing to see different birds diving into the water. After almost an hour in the water taking in all that lies beneath the water for the last time we were back on board and set sail for daphine island. We arrive around 5:30 and sailed around the island looking at the marine birds while the sun set. We had a farewell dinner on board with the crew and then turned on the boats spotlights hoping to sharks but there were none to be seen. We were up late swapping photos with the others on board.