Espumilla Puerto Egas

Jan 24, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Once in Espumilla, we started early in the morning with the first activity of the day, we offered kayak, paddle boarding, snorkeling and a ride on the glass bottom boat

There was a big surge on this day, for that reason we warn out guests to be aware of the waves, by keeping a distance of the shore, wary of waves breaking drastic against the rocks. It was amazing watching to power of nature, which needs taken into consideration. Kayaking was great, paddling, around the coast, with couple of sea lions near the kayakers. There were also a lot of fish on the surface eating and hand out in a large number, yellow tail mullet fish, king angel fish, amongst others.

after the kayaking and paddle board activities, we all back on board and prepare for our next activity, snorkeling or a ride on the glass bottom boat.

It was my chance to show our guest about the marine life without touchign the water, the experience of glass bottom boat was very nice regarding condition, water was very clear, so we had a chance to see a lot different species of fish, plus a Galapagos shark’s tail cause it just pass around, we appreciated some coral reef, and a lot of star fish. I used a chart to identify the species of every fish we saw.

Once on Puerto Egas on island of Santiago, we offered our guest two options: snorkeling, or nature walk along Puerto Egas. The surge finally stopped a little bit, conditions were great for snorkeling, and once we disembarked we started snorkeling along the coast. We had great opportunities to see a lot of tropical fish, sea lion, sea turtles, condition was great, good visibility, and warm water.

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About the Author

Gustavo Barba


Born on mainland Ecuador in 1977, Gustavo was very attracted to nature from the time he was a child and he spent time learning several subjects related to the natural sciences. In 2003, he earned a degree in tourism management at Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial in Quito, and later became a certified national guide in Ecuador, having experience in the Amazon and Ecuadorian Andes since 2004.

About the Photographer

Walter Perez

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Walter was born in a very small town on the mainland of Ecuador. His first trip to the Galápagos was when he was 12 years old, visiting friends and aunt, who had moved to the islands. From the first moment he saw the Islands, he fell in love with them and knew then where his future home would be.

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