Santa Cristobal Island

Mar 23, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today we visited the island of San Cristobal. First, we visited the most eastern point of the Galapagos Archipelago: Punta Pitt. Here our guests enjoyed a nice Zodiac ride along the coast in order to observe sea birds like great frigatebirds and red-footed boobies among Galapagos sea lions, Nazca boobies, and Galapagos shearwaters. The second option was a hike. Here our guests were amazed by finding blue-footed boobies all along the trail. There was time for swimming and snorkeling off a green sandy beach covered by olivine crystals. The afternoon was spent at Cerro Brujo, considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Galapagos Archipelago. The end for a perfect vacation at one of the most pristine places on Earth!

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Wilo Castaneda

Naturalist

Wilo was born and raised in the Galápagos Islands. From an early age, he was fascinated by outdoors activities, and excelled at basketball, cycling, swimming, and snorkeling. In 1999, he trained to become a Naturalist Guide for Galápagos National Park and in 2002, he trained to become a Diver’s Guide for the Galápagos Marine Reserve. He has since worked as a guide on board various ships, gaining an intimate knowledge of all the island’s most-visited sites. Wilo enjoys scuba diving with large schools of hammerhead and whale sharks all around the archipelago. 

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