Santa Cruz Island and Eden Islet

Aug 29, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we explored the northwestern realm of Santa Cruz Island, looking for Galapagos land iguanas on Dragon Hill area. We encountered many land iguanas, pelicans, marine iguanas and Darwin finches. After we finished the walk, everybody returned aboard, and later on some guests went snorkeling from the Zodiacs, while others spent time relaxing and swimming from a nearby beach.

During the afternoon, we went to Eden Islet, where we had different activity options. We offered kayaking along the coast of Santa Cruz or coastal exploration from the Zodiacs. Our young explorers had a chance to learn to drive Zodiacs and had a great time.

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Gilda Gonzalez


Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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