Isabela and Fernandina Islands

Sep 19, 2017 - National Geographic Islander

Since daybreak we’ve had many sightings, as we sailed the northern shore of Isabela Island. Many types of sea birds, sea lions, four humpback whales, and a majestic landscape greeted us as the sun rose behind the National Geographic Islander.

After breakfast we had a little ceremony as we crossed the equator and then anchored at Punta Vicente Roca where we had a Zodiac ride and snorkeled.

After lunch we landed at Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island, where we spotted marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, sea lions and Pacific green turtles while we walked a pahoe-hoe lava field.

Back on board we had wine tasting and a nice dinner to end another marvelous day in paradise.

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Fabian Bucheli


Fabian Bucheli studied at the German School in Quito, graduated from the University of California with a bachelor of science in administration, and earned a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He has studied in Germany, France, Belgium, and Austria and is fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish. He has always been in love with nature and conservation. Explaining abstract concepts became second nature as a teaching assistant in biodiversity and evolution (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) while working towards a PhD in environmental risk management.

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