San Cristobal Island, Punta Pitt, and Gardner Bay

Mar 24, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


It is the last day of the expedition and we cannot believe we have seen so many new creatures. Aboard National Geographic Islander the surprises have been nonstop.

Today we are on San Cristobal Island, the capital of the archipelago, and during our morning hike we spotted the red footed boobies, the lava lizard, and mockingbirds, both of them endemic of this beautiful Island.

After our hike, we went swimming along a green sandy beach with sea lions and some marine birds. However, the highlight was the afternoon when we finished our journey walking along the  soft sandy beach at Gardner Bay during the sunset.

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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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