San Cristobal Island

Jun 15, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today we had a marvelous time on the eastern island of San Cristobal. This morning we took a long hike along the cliffs of Punta Pitt and found blue-footed boobies nesting on the trail. Further along, we were able to see all three species of bobbies. When we reached the plateau the view was spectacular, and as a morning treat, we cooled off from our hike by swimming and splashing along a sea lion-filled beach.

Our afternoon visit to Cerro Brujo was a great way to wrap up this incredible week. The kids played in the water, jumping from an anchored Zodiac, while the adults had space and time to stroll along the fine white-sand beach and reminisce on all they have seen and experienced.

We are certain that memories of these enchanted islands will last a lifetime!

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Carlos Romero

Expedition Leader

Carlos was born in Quito, Ecuador and grew up in Venezuela, where he lived for many years near the ocean and later the rainforest. He returned to Quito to study biology and specialized in the fauna of Ecuador. His main field of study was zoology with an emphasis on vertebrates. He has a doctorate in biology and a master’s in ecotourism and natural protected areas management. He designed a new curriculum for the largest university in Ecuador, the Central University— a masters in environmental management and administration of natural protected areas. Carlos has also taken part in various scientific projects and expeditions with the Biological Sciences Department of Quito’s Polytechnic University. He has published several scientific papers, including one about the bats of Galápagos and one about the vampire bat of mainland Ecuador.

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