Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

Nov 28, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today was a fantastic day. We visited Urbina Bay where we were so lucky to find approximately 20 Galapagos giant tortoises and a similar number of Galapagos land iguanas. The geology and wonderful landscape inspired everyone. After walking, guests had the chance to swim in a pristine beach. After, we listened to a lecture about Charles Darwin and then had lunch.

We also visited Tagus Cove and explored this area by snorkeling, Zodiac riding, kayaking, and paddleboarding. No matter which activity was chosen, there was ample chance to see marine creatures everywhere.  We all had a wonderful time full of wild encounters.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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Ashley Karitis

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Ashley was raised in the foothills of the Cascade Range in Central Oregon. After childhood careers in ski racing, equestrian sports, classical piano, and summer jobs on a dude ranch, she emerged as a unique hybrid of adventuress, hobby farmer, and storyteller. 

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