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Gaby Bohorquez

Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

In recent years Gaby was closely involved in the logistics and organization of a two-year conservation program, which brought international teams of volunteers to help in the eradication of aggressive introduced plants –a serious threat to local ecosystems- in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The program was coordinated with the Charles Darwin Research Station under the seal of approval of the Galapagos National Park Service.

Gaby is a certified National Geographic Field Educator, and she combines her work as a naturalist with motherhood, teaching her children Emily and Danny to know and care about their very unique birthplace. Gaby and her family moved to the United Kingdom a few years ago, and with the kids now reaching university education, she commutes back to her beloved islands several times a year.

Being based in the UK makes it easy for Gaby to practice the languages she is fluent in: English, Spanish, French and German. In her time off, Gaby is a self-taught artist, and she is always seeking to learn new arts and crafts techniques, her favorites currently being paper crafts and watercolor media.

My upcoming expeditions

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

  • Jul 16 2021
  • Jul 23 2021
  • Jul 30 2021
  • Aug 6 2021
  • Aug 13 2021
  • Aug 20 2021
  • Nov 5 2021
  • Nov 12 2021
  • Nov 19 2021
  • Dec 3 2021
  • Dec 10 2021
  • Dec 17 2021

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

  • Aug 6 2021
  • Aug 13 2021
  • Aug 20 2021
  • Nov 5 2021
  • Nov 12 2021
  • Nov 19 2021
  • Dec 3 2021
  • Dec 10 2021
  • Dec 17 2021

Wild Galápagos Escape

  • Sep 11 2021
  • Sep 25 2021
  • Sep 30 2021
  • Oct 9 2021
  • Oct 14 2021

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

  • Sep 17 2021
  • Oct 1 2021