Genovesa Island

Jul 05, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today National Geographic Endeavour II is anchored inside of a caldera at Genovesa Island. We started the day with a nice walk on Prince Philip’s Steps and Darwin’s bay. Sea birds like Nazca boobies, frigate birds and red-footed boobies were abound. The conditions inside the caldera today were ideal to explore the underwater world, which included snorkeling with the likes of Galapagos sea lions and fur seals. Paddleboarding and kayaking were on the schedule today, and in the company of sea turtles! This was an exceptional last day of expedition aboard National Geographic Endeavour II.

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Ixora Berdonces

Naturalist

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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