San Cristobal Island

Jun 29, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Every island is different in the Galapagos, and San Cristobal is no exception. Punta Pitt, located in the northeastern tip of the island, is what remains of some gigantic tuff cones, eroded by wind and wave action throughout thousands of years. It is the home to several species of seabird, among them red-footed boobies, Nazca and blue-footed boobies. The landscape here is stunning, with clouds rolling over its high peaks and steep walls. In the afternoon we landed at Cerro Brujo, where once Charles Darwin and the crew of HMS Beagle landed in 1835. The fine white-coralline sands of the beach and its turquoise waters make it the grand finale of a fantastic expedition in the Enchanted Isles.

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Gaby Bohorquez

Naturalist

Gaby was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Her first job in the Galapagos was on board a 90-passenger cruise ship as the cruise director’s assistant, and she fell under the spell of the Enchanted Isles. She returned to Guayaquil to study at the Espiritu Santo Technological University to obtain a degree in Tourism Management. Her fascination for the islands was still strong so, after finishing her studies, Gaby took the opportunity to join the Naturalist Guide’s course, jointly organized by the Galapagos National Park Service and the Charles Darwin Research Station. That was back in 1992, and she has been a naturalist since, keeping her deep love and passion for the islands during all these years.

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