Floreana Island

Jul 30, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Shrouded by mist and cloudy skies, Floreana does feel like the mystery island. One of four islands visited by Charles Darwin in 1835, it is also one of the few inhabited today. We remained in the natural areas of northern Floreana, and visited Punta Cormorant in the early morning and Post Office Bay in the afternoon. Many endemic and native species were to be found today, but perhaps the sighting of a green sea turtle hatching making the perilous journey from its nest to the waves was a memory never to be forgotten, particularly by our young global explorers.

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Gaby Bohorquez


Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

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Eric Barnes

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