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

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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