Today was the start of an amazing expedition, and we spent the day at my home island: Santa Cruz. It is overwhelming to return to places that we could not visit due to COVID restrictions.

Lindblad Expeditions supports the local communities in the Galapagos. Today we visited a school, Tomas de Berlanga, and our guests learned about the education of local children. Then we went to the highlands to see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, we went to the giant tortoise breeding center and visited the exhibition hall of the Charles Darwin Research Station. What a fantastic day at home!