Santa Cruz Island

Dec 29, 2017 - National Geographic Islander

Today we dropped anchor at Academy Bay in Santa Cruz Island, the economical hub of the Archipelago and home to most of its inhabitants. Here we visited the famous Breeding Center for Giant Tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Also our guests had an overview of the lifestyle in the Galapagos around the town of Puerto Ayora and a traditional coffee plantation called El Trapiche.

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Enrique Silva


Enrique was born on San Cristobal Island, which is the political capital of the Galapagos. His parents moved from mainland Ecuador in the 1980’s, as did many other Ecuadorians, in search of better work opportunities.

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