Daniel Jacome

Daniel Jacome was raised in Quito, Ecuador, but spent all his summers in the Galápagos, where his grandfather first arrived in 1958 and where his father has lived and worked as a naturalist since the 1970s. Daniel has completed college studies in Anthropology, Environmental Interpretation, and Botany and has been a Galápagos naturalist guide since 1994. His special interests include diving and birdwatching, and he is also a member of a popular Ecuadorian band called Tercer Mundo.

Upcoming Trips:

Galapagos Adventure, January 9-18, 2015
Ultimate Galapagos, January 9-25, 2015
Enchanted Isles, January 16-25, 2015
Ultimate Galapagos, February 20-March 8, 2015
Galapagos Adventure, February 20-March 1, 2015
Enchanted Isles, February 27-March 8, 2015
Ultimate Galapagos, April 17-May 3, 2015
Galapagos Adventure, April 17-26, 2015
Enchanted Isles, April 24-May 3, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Daniel was fabulous. When you can attract and keep people of his caliber, you’re doing everything right! Fred M., Stockton CA The best guide of any type we’ve ever had! Shep B., Atlanta GA Daniel fields questions very well, manages a wide variety of ages and temperaments in an exemplary manner, and goes out of his way to please eery individual. He is simply a delight! Rene B., San Deigo CA I was along for the most recent Ultimate Galapagos tour. Truly the trip of a lifetime...so far. This was my first vacation in over 10 years and my first foray outside the USA, but it won’t be the last. And, Daniel Jacome is a teriffic guide. Ross B., Santa Maria, CA Daniel Jacome is truly a gem—knowledgeable, funny, caring and attentive, making sure that every one of us enjoyed our trip to the utmost. He not only freely shared his love of the Galapagos with us, but made us aware of how travel with a responsible company such as Wilderness Travel, can help to preserve this very special place on Earth. June and Guy M., Seattle, WA It was very clear that Daniel has a deep personal love for the Galapagos Islands. He knows the land and marine wildlife, the plants, geology, oceanography and human history, and interweaves this knowledge in his explanations of what we were seeing.  Daniel is one of the most gifted interpreters I’ve had the pleasure of learning from and I’ve worked with many in the last 20 years. Laura M., Seattle, WA Daniel Jacome was truly an excellent leader. His knowledge, care for the environment, concern for participants, rapport with the crew, and up-beat personality—all were perfect. Catherine S., Los Altos, CA Daniel was fabulous in every way—he helped make the trip the wonderful experience it was. Debby S., Ann Arbor MI Can't say enough good things about Daniel. Steven W., Richmond VA Daniel is a treasure! He is absolutely wonderful, the best! Jan P., Portland, OR
Enchanted Isles
Daniel was a great trip leader, excellent in every regard. Jody K., Bloomington, MN
Darwin Cruise
Daniel was an excellent leader—accommodating, knowledgeable, and very personable. Gene J., Salt Lake City, UT
Evolution Cruise
Daniel is terrific. He did a wonderful job, took care of everyone's needs, wants, and whims, and did it graciously and with pleasure. He is definitely a treasure for WT! Jeanne C., Napa, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
Daniel is truly an outstanding guide on many fronts—knowledge, caring, and communication skills. He is enjoyable to be around and really made for a wonderful trip. Mary L., Santa Fe, NM
Galapagos Adventure
Daniel is a wealth of information and an outstanding guide. He is very passionate about all aspects of the Galapagos and we enjoyed him immensely. Gail H., Denver, PA
Enchanted Isles
Daniel's knowledge about the history, culture, environment, and biodiversity were amazing. Our group was pretty diverse in terms of abilities and Daniel was very accommodating to everyone. Selena C., Edmonton, Alberta
Enchanted Isles
Daniel was an excellent guide, fun and knowledgeable with an upbeat personality. His love of the islands was obvious. Belinda H., San Francisco, CA
Enchanted Isles
Daniel was superior. His knowledge of the islands, flora and fauna, history, geology, and all things Galapagos was exceptional.
Ralph S., Playa Del Rey, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
Daniel is amazingly knowledgeable in multiple fields of plants, animals, geology, history, etc. He has an amazing ability to explain things in a way that people understand.
Bill M., Berkeley, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
We really enjoyed Daniel's presence as our trip leader. He interacted and bridged the communication gap with the Mary Anne crew and tour members professionally and reliably. He shared his extensive knowledge of the Galapagos in the right-sized amounts and to a just-right depth and nuance. He also let the trip unfold as we went so that we were discovering the delights of the Galapagos moment to moment—enjoying our first tortoise or iguana, or the unusual encounter of this sea turtle and that owl. Lissa M., Berkeley, CA
Ultimate Galapagos
If there were a score above excellent Daniel would certainly qualify. A real gem. Roger C., Conway, MA
Enchanted Isles