Bartholomew & Jervis Islands

Apr 30, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

We started the day early by landing on Bartholomew Island before breakfast. Here we saw the endemic settler plants and walked along a wooden stairway all the way to the top of Bartholomew. We were rewarded with a magnificent view of the surrounding area—James, Santa Cruz, and other islands delighted our eyes.  After breakfast, we visited a beach and snorkeled. Several devil’s rays were jumping with joy.

Later while having lunch we sailed towards Jervis Island, and upon arrival we kayaked, snorkeled, paddleboarded, and walked along a red sandy beach at sunset. Galápagos sea lions, mockingbirds, pelicans, brown noddies, marine iguanas, and lava lizards accompanied us along the way.

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Fabian Bucheli


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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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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