Following the hike, we did some deep-water snorkeling off the island. Jumping into the chilly water literally took our breath away, even though we were wearing full, 3mm wet-suits. Spotting a Galapagos green turtle, took our mind off the water temperature. We were enthralled by
As we enjoyed lunch, the Letty moved to Urbina Bay off Isabel Island. Taking the dinghy to the shore, we hiked around a loop trail, where we saw numerous land iguanas and large Galapagos turtles. Rough waters on the bay caused the cancellation of our afternoon snorkel and created an adventure in returning to the boat. Large sets of waves coming in every few minutes meant timing the exit carefully to ensure a safe return. We stayed off Isabel Island overnight, so we could explore other areas the following day.