Puerto Egas in Santiago Island

Sep 05, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

Today National Geographic Islander visited three sites on Santiago Island. There is a lot to explore, and we started the day with pre-breakfast outings. One option was to kayak along the coast, another was to have a relaxing walk along a soft-sand beach. Both choices were full of wildlife; blue-footed boobies and pelican birds were seen plunging close to the shore, as a rainbow shone in the background. What a perfect picture to take and remember forever.

Later, we took a Zodiac to Buccaneer's Cove for some snorkeling. Again, Galapagos was full of surprises. We were accompanied by cute sea lions swimming next to us and seabirds flying overhead looking for food. To close our day, we visited Puerto Egas for a sunset walk along the coast as baby sea lions were waiting for their mothers to return and nurse. We could not resist taking one more picture of these babies!

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Ixora Berdonces


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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