Floreana Island

Nov 20, 2017 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Floreana was the first island in Galapagos to be colonized by people. Ecuador took possession of the Galapagos Islands in 1832 and stablished a penal colony in Floreana Island. When Darwin visited the Galapagos in 1835, the second island he landed on was Floreana.  During his stay, Darwin met with some of the convicts and explored the highlands. 

Photo a. Panoramic of National Geographic Endeavour II guest visiting Punta Cormorant. Already by 6:30 in the morning, all of the guests of the National Geographic Endeavour II landed in Floreana Island to visit Punta Cormorant. In this picture, you can find one of our groups visiting a white sand beach where green sea turtles lay eggs every year at this time of year. 

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Salvador Cazar


Salvador Cazar studied biology at the Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Bahía Blanca, in Argentina and at the Catholic University of Ecuador. Between 1988 and 1994, Salvador worked as a naturalist and tour leader for several national and international tour operators, leading groups of visitors across the Ecuadorian rain forest, Andean forest, and to Galápagos.

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