Floreana Island

Mar 12, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Floreana is one of the most visited islands in the Archipelago, not only for its wildlife which is quite abundant, but also for the very interesting human history. This was the first island in the Galapagos to become inhabited, and a common stop for pirates, buccaneers, privateers and whalers from the 1600s to the 1800s.This is a unique opportunity for our guests to travel back in time and learn about the mysteries of Floreana, and its very eccentric visitors and inhabitants of the past.

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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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Ashley Karitis

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Ashley was raised in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon. After childhood careers in ski racing, equestrian sports, classical piano, and summer jobs on a dude ranch, she emerged as a unique hybrid of adventuress, hobby farmer, and storyteller. 

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