Feb 08, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today our guests on the the National Geographic Islander woke up early in the morning to start our pre-breakfast activities around Santiago Island. Hiking or kayaking were our options to start this magical and refreshing morning. The ocean conditions invited us to not miss our last opportunity to snorkel in the crystal waters filled with marine life. During this activity we saw white tipped reef sharks, sea lions, and we also went into a small cave where there was no room for our fears. It was a unique experience. In the afternoon, Galapagos was still offering us perfect conditions to practice our photography. Sunset was forthcoming and we were on our way to enjoy Puerto Egas, where the sunlight and the breeze of the ocean gave us the chance to have a nice, fresh walk to finish our journey.

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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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