Urbina Bay

Nov 15, 2017 - National Geographic Islander

Today it was a full day exploring with the National Geographic Islander and we started by visiting Urbina Bay, where during the hike we were able to see several reptiles. We saw marine iguanas, lava lizards, land iguanas, and our first giant tortoise of the expedition! After this activity we enjoyed a refreshing moment at the beach watching pelicans diving for their meals.

Later on we anchored at Tagus Bay, with the National Geographic Islander in this location, you can do it all!  We went kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, snorkeling, and Zodiac riding! During all the activities we were surrounded by animals, such as sea turtles, penguins, finches, flightless cormorants, pelicans, marine iguanas, sea lions, and more.

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Ixora Berdonces


Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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