Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove

Feb 21, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

What an amazing day! Today we visited the west part of Isabela Island; the vegetation looks very dry but still have a lot of wild life. Very early in the morning we visited Urbina Bay were we expected to see the land iguanas, we had time to have a very nice picture from them and enjoy the trail listening some birds around us.

We thought that we had to wait until Friday to see the giant tortoises but today Alcedo tortoises were all around the trail. After this amazing walk, the National Geographic Islander moved to Tagus Cove. On this area with perfect conditions we had the option to do many activities like Snorkeling with penguins and fly less cormorant; kayaking, paddle boarding or zodiac riding around the bay looking for wild life or also the option to do a nice walk to the top of a volcanic formation to have a beautiful view.

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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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