San Cristobal Island

Aug 26, 2017 - National Geographic Islander

The last day of the expedition we spent on San Cristobal Island. We visited Punta Pitt in the morning, a spectacular site with breathtaking landscapes, and a wonderful place for sea birds. All three species of boobies are found here. At the beach our guests enjoyed an incredible snorkeling opportunity with Galapagos sea lions. In the afternoon we enjoyed visiting one of the most beautiful beaches of the Galapagos archipelago, Cerro Brujo. It was an incredible expedition day with memorable moments, amazing pictures, and great people!

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Vanessa Gallo


Vanessa Gallo’s grandparents arrived in the Galápagos Islands in 1936, making her the third generation of her family to live and work in this magical archipelago. She left the islands for the capital city of Quito for high school, where she discovered that learning foreign languages was one of her main interests. Coming from a family of naturalist guides, it was not a surprise that she also became one at the age of 17. Vanessa left the islands once again for Switzerland, where she earned a diploma in tourism and strengthened her language skills and knowledge of the travel industry. She has also travelled extensively to destinations including as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Canada, the Canary Islands, Mauritius, and many European countries.

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