Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, El Junco

Dec 02, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today National Geographic Islander is anchored on Wreck Bay, located just in front of the capital of the Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Our guests had the opportunity to start the day with a very active Zodiac ride along the town coast. Then, logistics were prepared to head to the highlands where we visited el Junco, a freshwater lagoon at 760m from sea level. Here some frigate birds were having a fun time washing their plumage in the lagoon. Afterword we arrived at Otoi, a restaurant where we had lunch ready for us.  We then headed to the Galapaguera and saw newborn tortoises that will be released into the wild at five years old.

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Ixora Berdonces


Ixora was born in the Galapagos Islands, back when the streets were made of sand and gravel. Void of TV and tablets, her childhood friends and pristine natural surroundings made for an inspiring upbringing. She was always drawn to the ocean and her local environment, with her first adventures taking place underwater, in mangrove estuaries, and perched in treetops. Not surprisingly, she was scuba diving before the age of 12 and led her first diving trips as a Dive Master in the Galapagos Marine Reserve when she was 18. 

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