North Seymour and Rabida Islands

Jun 10, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

This morning we visited the small island of North Seymour, and it was a highlight of the expedition. We enjoyed a photo walk starting early in the morning. We observed swallow tailed gulls, Galapagos land iguanas, frigate birds, blue footed boobies and Galapagos sea lions. It is so special to be here, as the closeness to all of the animals is just overwhelming! In the afternoon, National Geographic Endeavour II was repositioned towards the red island of Rabida. There were swimming and snorkeling activities and a great walk. This place is spectacular for landscape pictures and a great day came to an end with a wonderful sunset.

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Vanessa Gallo


Vanessa Gallo’s grandparents arrived in the Galápagos Islands in 1936, making her the third generation of her family to live and work in this magical archipelago. She left the islands for the capital city of Quito for high school, where she discovered that learning foreign languages was one of her main interests. Coming from a family of naturalist guides, it was not a surprise that she also became one at the age of 17. Vanessa left the islands once again for Switzerland, where she earned a diploma in tourism and strengthened her language skills and knowledge of the travel industry. She has also travelled extensively to destinations including as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Canada, the Canary Islands, Mauritius, and many European countries.

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