Floreana Island

Aug 28, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today, National Geographic Islander anchored just in front of Floreana Island, where we had a lot to do. We started the day with a pre-breakfast walk on Punta Cormorant and saw flamingos eating in a brackish lagoon. Then we headed back to the ship to have breakfast and get ready for our Zodiac rides. Later we went snorkeling in Champion Islet. Sharks, rays, fish, and sea lions were all over the place.

We visited Post Office Bay and had the opportunity to send some post cards to our relatives. Following tradition, we also we arranged for some of the postcards to be hand delivered!

Kayaking, paddleboarding, and Zodiac rides were fun excursions to complete the day, however, National Geographic Islander wasn’t done surprising us.  When we got back on board, we were given a wine tasting session on the Sky Deck and gave a toast to this amazing day.

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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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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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