Floreana Island

May 21, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Early morning, we start a hike where we spotted more than 40 flamingos in a salt water lagoon, sting rays at the sandy bottom, and red crabs in the black lava rocks. After breakfast, we went to ¨Champion¨, for zodiac ride, deep-water snorkel and glass bottom boat. Champion is a magical place full of life. We spot blue footed boobies, Galapagos gulls, pelicans, frigate birds and many sea lions playing along the shore. In the afternoon, we visit the Post Office Bay a historical site that used to be visited by whaling ships back in the early 1800s. Our global explorer went directly to swim and snorkel at the beach, followed by kayak and paddleboard along the shore. We spot more sea lions playing, and Pacific green sea turtles resting underwater and lava herons hunting. Another beautiful day enjoying paradise onboard National Geographic Endeavor II.

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Africa Berdonces


Africa grew up in the Galápagos Islands where she spent her childhood exploring with her family, surrounded by exquisite nature. She took her first scuba diving lesson with her father off the coast of Sombrero Chino Island when she was just 12 years old. That first dive opened up a new and unexplored part of the natural world to her. Africa became enchanted by local marine life and went on to become a divemaster, working as both a dive guide and naturalist in her beloved islands.

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Dexter Sear

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Dexter grew up in England where a love for exploring the countryside ignited a lifelong passion for discovering natural history and embarking on adventure. As a teenager, two trips to India sparked a fascination with insects and a desire to share a “hidden” macro world was born. He produced a popular insect website and authored a reader digest about cultural entomology.

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