Santiago Island

May 17, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today we visited a central mid-aged island and had a great time visiting Espumilla as an optional early walk along the beach and an internal walk to 4 different ecosystems even one which felt like been submerge into Harry Potter’s netherworld.

Back onboard for a well-deserved breakfast as we repositioned our ship to Buccaneer’s cove for water activities like snorkeling and evening Zodiac rides along the shores.

Then, we had a very interesting talk about human history in the islands from our expedition leader Vanessa Gallo.

In the afternoon, we were at Puerto Egas for a wet landing and a mile and a half walk along the shore where we had close encounters with many interesting wildlife.

We are at the peak of our expedition and we have bounded as one big family influenced by the respect and coexistence from all living forms of the islands.

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Celso Montalvo

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Celso was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. At the age of nine he arrived in the Galápagos for the first time and he was profoundly touched by nature, observation, and isolation.  When he saw the sharks, rays and turtles swimming in the bay, he was triggered by a sense of wonder that he did not feel before.  Celso believes education is key to preservation. After graduating from the Naval Academy at the age of 17 he moved to New York to continue his education.

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