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Floreana Island

Apr 24, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today we woke up early at Punta Cormorant on the northern part of Floreana or Charles Island. We landed before breakfast to see the flamingo lagoon and walk along a gravel trail until we reached a pristine, white, sandy beach where Pacific green turtles nest. 

Back on board, guests enjoyed breakfast while the ship navigated to Champion Islet where we later looked for the elusive Charles mockingbird on Zodiacs and snorkeled with an abundance of fish of all types and color as well as other creatures like sea lions, rays, and sharks. 

The afternoon was very interesting with some groups going kayaking, paddleboarding, Zodiac cruising, or visiting Post Office Bay. To end another beautiful day in the Galápagos, we had a winetasting on the sun deck of the National Geographic Islander.

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Fabian Bucheli

Naturalist

Fabian Bucheli studied at the German School in Quito, graduated from the University of California with a bachelor of science in administration, and earned a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. He has studied in Germany, France, Belgium, and Austria and is fluent in German, French, English, and Spanish. He has always been in love with nature and conservation. Explaining abstract concepts became second nature as a teaching assistant in biodiversity and evolution (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) while working towards a PhD in environmental risk management.

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Janet McIntyre, guest.

Janet McIntyre, guest.

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