Santiago Island

Oct 16, 2019 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we woke up in the center of the archipelago, at Lindblad Expeditions adopted island, Santiago. This island has an interesting story of introduced animals eradicated with the help of Lindblad Expeditions and the Galapagos National Park, making it today one of the most beautiful places to visit on earth.

In the morning we anchored at Buccaneers’ Cove to explore the island by water, just like buccaneers did. The morning was filled with water activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and glass bottom boat outings. The afternoon was spent on land at a historical site called Puerto Egas. The day ended with a breathtaking sunset hike at Puerto Egas!

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Gianna Haro

Naturalist

Most of Gianna´s memories seem to be dreams, made on flawless white sandy beaches with black lava rock contours and gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Most of it happened while barefoot, in an enchanting place that some people regard as an ideal natural laboratory, the Galápagos Islands. For her it was home. Gianna grew up going to the beach nearly every day, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, playing with wild flowers, having sea lions steal her ice cream, observing marine iguanas, and identifying invertebrates. The latter was by no means technically accurate—she dubbed each new discovery with its own made-up scientific name. At some point during those early years, being an observer became an innate ability and she knew she wanted to be a biologist. 

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Dave Katz

Video Chronicler

As a family growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York, free time was spent in the outdoors. Dave’s mother, an earth science and biology teacher turned weekend hikes into informative lessons. The beautiful gorges, lakes and forests made a lasting impression.

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