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 grew up in the Seattle area, where he fell in love with nature through outdoor sports in the Pacific Northwest. He first picked up a camera during a 14-day Grand Canyon river trip at the age of 18. Little did he know that his hobby would morph into a lifelong passion and career. He moved to Colorado to pursue a degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. After receiving his degree, he applied his passion for media to documenting watershed conservation issues in the Colorado River Basin states through the lens of a 900-mile-long river expedition in 2012.

About the Videographer

Beau Sylte

Video Chronicler

Beau has been producing professional videos and films since 2007 and has been to 29 countries with Lindblad Expeditions. Originally from Seattle, Beau now lives in Southeast Alaska after falling in love with the place while working in the Inside Passage as a video chronicler with Lindblad between 2008 and 2012. Recently Beau has done full-time video marketing work for companies like REI and has started a video production and advertising company in Juneau called Alaska in Motion. When not working on video and marketing consultation, Beau is training to be a volunteer firefighter with Capital City Fire and Rescue in Juneau.

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