Floreana Island

Nov 19, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Exploring the southern island of Floreana was a fantastic experience. This small island offers incredible landscapes as well as many endemic and native creatures, both on land and underwater. We kept busy throughout the day with excursions ashore, Zodiac rides and snorkeling opportunities. At famous Post Office Bay, we learned why this is the oldest mailing “office” on this side of the Pacific Ocean, a tradition since 1793 originally established by whalers.

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Gaby Bohorquez

Naturalist

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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