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 Central Oregon where she spent her childhood ski racing, riding horses, playing classical piano, and working summer jobs on a dude ranch. She then attended the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles earning degrees in cinema-television, history, and international relations. Although immersed in the studies of narrative filmmaking, she gravitated toward the process, deeper on-camera conversations, and scientific and human themes explored in documentary production.

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