Genovesa Island

Aug 31, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Just before breakfast, National Geographic Endeavour II arrived to the northern island of Genovesa, where we observed many sea birds flying out to sea in search of food. The narrow passage into the collapsed Caldera is always spectacle—no matter where you look at, you see birds! There are two amazing visitor sites on Genovesa: Darwin Bay and Prince Phillips Steps. Here we observed a large number of red-footed and Nazca boobies, great frigate birds, and swallow-tailed gulls. The island is a perfect location for resting and nesting. Visiting Genovesa is a truly unforgettable experience, and the Galapagos Islands are a treat for the soul!

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Wilo Castaneda


Wilo was born and raised in the Galápagos Islands. From an early age, he was fascinated by outdoors activities, and excelled at basketball, cycling, swimming, and snorkeling. In 1999, he trained to become a Naturalist Guide for Galápagos National Park and in 2002, he trained to become a Diver’s Guide for the Galápagos Marine Reserve. He has since worked as a guide on board various ships, gaining an intimate knowledge of all the island’s most-visited sites. Wilo enjoys scuba diving with large schools of hammerhead and whale sharks all around the archipelago. 

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