Bartholomew Island and Chinese Hat Islet

Jan 02, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II


We began our day going uphill to the top of Bartholomew Island, we had a magnificent view of the Pinnacle Rock. Later on, we went snorkeling from the shore and from Zodiacs. We also had some outings on the glass-bottom boat, and saw several schools of fish, sharks, and a large female marble stingray.

For the afternoon, we went snorkeling in deep waters and found all kinds of fish and a flock of Galapagos penguins swimming in the area, and most of our guests swam along with them.

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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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