Buccaneers Cove & Puerto Egas, Santiago Island

Feb 22, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Waking up early in the morning to explore a pristine beach full of interesting creatures is a great way of starting a day. Today, we did that on Espumilla Beach. While one of our groups explored the old forest of Palo Santo, the other group chose to take more time for photography on the beach looking for ghost crabs, pelicans, blue footed boobies, mocking birds and flycatchers. Either of the two options gave us the opportunity to witness the marvelous landscape and wildlife existing on Santiago. After breakfast, we had the option of visiting the coast of Buccaneers Cove either by snorkeling, zodiac riding, kayaking or paddle boarding. In the afternoon, we explored the amazing coastal line of Puerto Egas. Galapagos sea lions and fur seals coexist on this area, and we were lucky to get some amazing close ups of their enchanting behavior and the gorgeous surroundings. To finish a fantastic day, we had a BBQ dinner in the outer deck.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galápagos. His mother was born in the Galápagos and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers there, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the islands.  

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