Paula Tagle

Expedition Leader

Paula grew up in Guayaquil where she obtained an undergraduate degree in geology from the Polytechnic University of Guayaquil. She enjoyed many field trips all around Ecuador and during her vacations traveled in Central and South America in the hope of learning more about her people and culture. The last year of her studies she worked at a mine looking for a more ecologically responsible way of recovering gold. Interested more in volcanoes than in raw materials, she came to Galápagos, a mecca for geologists, in 1992. She was bewitched by the other wonders of the islands and became a naturalist guide for the Galápagos National Park.

In 1994, Paula went to Belgium for her master’s degree in quaternary geology at the Free University of Brussels. As soon as she was back in Ecuador she returned to her longed-for islands. Since then, she has been an interpreter for the Galápagos National Park, and for other nature destinations such as Baja California and Central America, where she also leads trips for Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, with whom she has worked since 1997. In 2000 she obtained a U.S. sailing certification, and is qualified to skipper centerboard and keel boats up to 40 feet. In 2004, Paula published her book Galápagos Bedtime Stories intended for kids and kids at heart. She also writes a column about the Galápagos for one of the most prestigious Ecuadorian newspapers El Universo.

Upcoming Expeditions

  • Apr 26, 2019
  • Jun 21, 2019
  • Jun 28, 2019
  • Jul 05, 2019
  • Jul 19, 2019
  • Jul 26, 2019
  • Aug 02, 2019
  • Aug 23, 2019
  • Aug 30, 2019
  • Sep 27, 2019
  • Oct 04, 2019
  • Oct 11, 2019
  • Nov 29, 2019
  • Dec 06, 2019
  • Jan 17, 2020
  • Jan 24, 2020
  • Jan 31, 2020
  • Mar 27, 2020
  • Apr 03, 2020
  • Apr 10, 2020
  • Apr 17, 2020
  • Apr 24, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • Jun 05, 2020
  • Jun 12, 2020
  • Jun 19, 2020
  • Jul 17, 2020
  • Jul 24, 2020
  • Jul 31, 2020
  • Aug 07, 2020
  • Dec 25, 2020
  • Apr 26, 2019
  • Jun 21, 2019
  • Jul 05, 2019
  • Jul 19, 2019
  • Aug 02, 2019
  • Sep 27, 2019
  • Oct 11, 2019
  • Dec 06, 2019
  • Jan 24, 2020
  • Jan 31, 2020
  • Apr 03, 2020
  • Apr 17, 2020
  • May 29, 2020
  • Jun 12, 2020
  • Jul 17, 2020
  • Jul 24, 2020
  • Aug 07, 2020
  • Dec 25, 2020

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