Bartholomew and Chinese Hat

Aug 01, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Our day started on the central realm of the Galapagos on Bartholomew Island, and this morning we headed to the shore for an invigorating hike to the top of an extinct volcano. As we reached the top, we had a view of the breathtaking landscape, which is the most photographed in the archipelago. Later on we had several options for our guests and some went to a nearby beach, snorkeling or on a ride onboard the glass-bottom boat.

This afternoon we navigated to Chinese Hat Islet, there we snorkeled from the Zodiac and had a late-afternoon Zodiac coastal exploration outing. We were very lucky to find Galapagos penguins, sea lions, and sharks along the coast of Santiago Island.

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Gilda Gonzalez

Naturalist

Gilda was born in Ambato, located in the very heart of the Ecuadorian Andes. Since she was a child, she loved animals, often rescuing street cats and dogs. Her parents always made sure there were nature books and plenty of Jacques Cousteau’s videos at home. She graduated from high school with a degree in chemistry and biology. Afterwards, Gilda obtained a B.A. in tourism and hotel management in Quito. She also studied English, French and German, later spending two months in Brussels, Belgium.

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