Isabela Island, Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove

May 15, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today the National Geographic Endeavour II is anchor in front of Urbina Bay, here our activities started with a nice hike inside were we spotted land iguanas lots of birds and we had a nice surprise spotting giant tortoise all over the place.

After this activity, the ship moved to Tagus Cove while we were having a delicious Ecuadorian buffet lunch. On Tagus Cove, we had so many activities to choose. Some guest went to do snorkeling while others to kayaking or paddleboard. Later, to finish our day some of the guest went to a zodiac ride along the caldera to spot Galapagos penguins and wild life around the area and other ones to a fast speed hike to get a beautiful view from the top.

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About the Author

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. 

About the Photographer

David Spiegel

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

David feels fortunate to live a lifestyle of adventure and travel in the outdoors, where he applies his passion for photography and videography to documenting adventure sports and conservation projects around the globe. 

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