Santiago Island

Jul 10, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we woke up for an early pre-breakfast walk on Espumilla Beach in Santiago Island. We observed the three species of mangroves that exist in the Galapagos, and spotted different bird species such as flycatchers, blue-footed boobies and yellow warblers. After a delicious breakfast, kayakers and paddleboarders went along the shore, while other guests opted for a glass-bottom boat tour to view the wildlife living within the rocky reefs of Santiago Island. We ended our morning with a snorkeling session and immersed ourselves in the underwater world with its amazing rocky formations.

After lunch we visited Puerto Egas. This shoreline provides a beautiful backdrop for amateur and professional photographers alike. Guest had the chance to spend some time with sea lions basking in the sun, or swimming in the warm waters of the Puerto Egas. We finished our day with a delicious dinner served on the sky deck of National Geographic Endeavour II.

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Javier Carrion


Javier grew up on Santa Cruz island where his grandparents first arrived in the 1940´s. Veritable pioneers, his grandparents settled in the highlands where they found a place to raise their children.

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Rodrigo Moterani

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Rodrigo Moterani was born in Brazil, where he still lives. After spending his teen years playing with camcorders and VCRs, Rodrigo ended up working in the field of television journalism and video production in his home country. He graduated with a degree in communications in 1997.

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