Bartolome and Rabida Island

Apr 16, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today the National Geographic Islander anchored right before sunrise in front of one of the most volcanic islands in the archipelago. Bartolome Island is an eroded tuff cone with stunning landscapes; our guests had a pre-breakfast option to climb to the very top with the best light and temperature of the day to observe the surrounding Islands.

Rabida Island or as we call it “The Red Island”, is a product of several volcanic eruptions of a very explosive nature, but the most striking feature of all is the color, a very intense red that contrasts the faint green of the “Palo Santo Trees” that inhabit the eroded slopes of this place.

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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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Mark Coger

Video Chronicler

Growing up in a military family, Mark Coger has been traveling most of his life.  While living in Japan, he developed his passion for videography.  He began his venture in the field of video production by filming numerous events for a local high school and the military community before moving to Southern California, where he obtained his degree in filmmaking at California State University Northridge.  From there, he went on to produce and direct his first major short film, An American Journalist which was screened at the Method Film Festival.

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