Bartolome and Rabida Island

Jan 07, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

National Geographic Islander arrived to Bartolome Island very early at the morning and our activities started before breakfast with a hike up to Bartolome. From there we had the chance to see one of the most iconic views of the Galapagos Islands. Then after a well-deserved breakfast, we got ready to either deep-water snorkel or spend time at the beach. Later, the crew received us with a traditional Ecuadorian lunch where we tasted new flavors and exotic fruits.

Afterwards we had a second chance to do deep water snorkeling or the first kayaking outing. The wildlife were everywhere -- sea lions swimming around us, pelicans plunging into the water! Perfect conditions to remember forever.

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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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