Española Island

Feb 09, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we had our official first day; we woke up anchored at Gardner Bay. In the morning it was all about water activities. After enjoying a delicious breakfast we went to enjoy the beach, where some chose to go deep water snorkeling. We had a great time enjoying the sea lions at the beach. In the afternoon we visited Punta Suarez. During our hike we saw Nazca boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, the Española mockingbird and many other unique species from the island.

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Roberta Schiess

Naturalist

Born and raised in the Galápagos, Roberta Schiess Bahamonde’s grandparents were among the first permanent inhabitants of Santa Cruz Island, arriving from Switzerland in the 1940s. Her mother is also a naturalist guide in the Galápagos, so this is a profession she has been exposed to her whole life, and she often accompanied her mom as she guided visitors. 

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Leah Bowman

Leah Bowman

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