Santiago Island

Jul 12, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today we spent the day at Santiago Island and we had a day full of activities. Our guests enjoyed an optional walk before breakfast at Espumilla Beach. Then after repositioning the ship, deep water snorkeling and kayaking were the highlights of the visit at Buccaneer’s Cove. The afternoon was a delight for the families at the black sandy beach of Puerto Egas. An optional exploration along the coast was offered at the fantastic intertidal zone, where colorful Sally lightfoot crabs look for food, as well as Galapagos marine iguanas. We enjoyed good weather conditions: a blue sky, a sunny day, and clear water for snorkeling. Galapagos is amazing!

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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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