San Cristobal Island

May 04, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we woke up at Punta Pitt, a visiting site located in San Cristobal Island. In the southern part of this island is also located the political capital of the Galapagos with around 7,000 people inhabiting it.

We started our first visit early in the morning with a wet landing on a beach with semiprecious stones (olivine or peridot), after walking a little bit, we finally got to meet the famous red footed bobbies! In addition, saw many blue footed with eggs and babies; later we jump in to the ocean to cool up. During lunch time we had a short navigation all the way to Cerro Brujo, a beautiful beach with organic sand where we shared some time with de Galapagos sea lions.

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Roberta Schiess


Born and raised in the Galápagos, Roberta Schiess Bahamonde’s grandparents were among the first permanent inhabitants of Santa Cruz Island, arriving from Switzerland in the 1940s. Her mother is also a naturalist guide in the Galápagos, so this is a profession she has been exposed to her whole life, and she often accompanied her mom as she guided visitors. 

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