Punta Pitt and Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island

Sep 21, 2019 - National Geographic Islander

This morning, National Geographic Islander dropped anchor in front of Punta Pitt, the eastern most point of the archipelago. We spent our morning hiking to the top of a hill and from there, spotted blue- and red-footed bobbies. Later, we went swimming and snorkeling off the green sandy beach of Punta Pitt. More amazing wildlife was seen when we headed toward Cerro Brujo as we were fortunate enough to have a small pod of bottlenose dolphins ride the bow and be our companions for some time. When we arrived, we were welcomed by curious sea lions; what a great afternoon!

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Gilda Gonzalez


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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Joshua Vela

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Joshua is our first Video Chronicler from the Galápagos Islands! He grew up on the island of Santa Cruz where he developed a strong connection with the natural world that surrounded him, and where he learned the importance of conservation.

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