Santa Cruz Island

Mar 08, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

The National Geographic Endeavour II anchors at Academy bay in front of Puerto Ayora in the southern part of Santa Cruz Island. This is where the headquarters of the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galapagos National Park are based, and together promote science and conservation among local people and travelers. In the afternoon, we will visit an organic farm and one of the healthiest giant tortoises reserves in the Galapagos.

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Socrates Tomala


Socrates was born and raised in Galápagos. Since a very young age he has been involved in conservation serving as a volunteer for the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island. Growing up in the islands was quite an adventure for Socrates since he was able to see many islands that are restricted to most people and get close and personal with Galápagos wildlife.

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