Genovesa Island

Aug 03, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today National Geographic Endeavour II anchored inside of a caldera at Genovesa Island. We started the day with a nice walk which took us to Prince Philip’s Steps and Darwin’s Bay, where sea birds were plentiful. There was so much wildlife to see; we spotted on the endemic short-eared owl, red footed boobies, Galapagos doves, Nazca boobies, frigatebirds, swallow-tailed gulls and more! The conditions inside the caldera today were perfect for snorkeling with hammerheads sharks and paddle-boarding with marine sea turtles! It was another idyllic day of exploration in the Enchanted Isles.

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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. 

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