San Cristobal Island

Nov 16, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today we woke up in the eastern most point of the Galapagos Archipelago, San Cristobal Island. We were in search of very peculiar birds with red feet – red-footed boobies! We began with a hike in Punta Pitt, a tuff cone mountain where red-footed boobies nest. As we hiked, we also encountered blue-footed boobies nesting right on our trail. For guests that preferred more relaxed red-footed booby watching a Zodiac ride along Punta Pitt was offered.

We’ve had another special set of days in paradise, and its ended with a beach sunset walk and a stretching session on Cerro Brujo. Here we found a white sand beach, crystal-clear water, and a resting sea lion colony. Our guests will be leaving the Galapagos tomorrow, but the Galapagos will never leave them!

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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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