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Omar Adrian

Omar arrived at the Galapagos with his family when he just a year old. His father was a Naturalist in the islands and would take him exploring both on land and in the water, aboard the ships he was working on. At an early age, he learned all about the unique nature of the archipelago and the species that inhabit it. Omar got sea legs before getting land legs and being bare footed on the rocky Galapagos terrain was his natural way. He has happy memories of a childhood spent in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, where he went to an English language kindergarten and spent hours in the water and on the coralline sandy beaches abundant on the island. As he grew older, they moved to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where continued with the rest of his education surrounded by the snow-capped Andes. They would return to the islands during summer vacations, however, and these visits grew longer as Omar grew up. He got to witness first-hand how his hometown grew from small rural village to commercial town. Eventually, Puerto Ayora got too big for the family’s tastes, so they moved to San Cristobal Island, the place that he considers home to this day.

Omar became very interested in the development of society and cultural movements, so when the time came, he earned a degree in social communication and began to work as a journalist, in Quito. His final thesis for his degree was on the subject of “Reading in the Galapagos Islands”, looking at the fact that there are no bookstores in the Galapagos province, and what that meant for the population. He graduated in 2017 and entered the Galapagos National Park course for naturalist guides. He has also since become a professional diver and photographer, and has sailed thousands of nautical miles, learning, and teaching about the magical islands that he loves so much.

My upcoming expeditions

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Apr 5 2024
Apr 12 2024
May 10 2024
May 17 2024
Jul 5 2024
Jul 12 2024
Aug 2 2024
Aug 9 2024
Aug 23 2024
Aug 30 2024
Sep 6 2024
Nov 1 2024
Nov 8 2024

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

Apr 12 2024
May 17 2024
Jul 5 2024
Jul 12 2024
Aug 2 2024
Aug 9 2024
Aug 23 2024
Aug 30 2024
Sep 6 2024
Nov 1 2024
Nov 8 2024

Wild Galápagos Escape (8-Day)

May 23 2024
Jun 1 2024
Jun 6 2024
Oct 5 2024
Dec 28 2024

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

May 24 2024
Sep 27 2024

Wild Galápagos Escape (7-Day)

May 28 2024
Oct 1 2024