Latin America, Galapagos Trip Leader
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish
Fernando Ortiz first came to the Galápagos in 1997 as a scuba instructor, also becoming part of Ecuador’s first underwater video production team. Joining the Galápagos National Park Service, he managed various marine conservation projects around the islands, then later worked for the non-profit Conservation International as coordinator of their Galápagos program. He has also been race team manager of the Galápagos Challenge, the largest annual athletic event in the islands. As a full-time naturalist guide for the last decade, Fernando takes delight in introducing visitors to the famous wildlife, in interpreting the natural processes that take place on land and underwater in the islands, and in ensuring that visitors return with a true appreciation of these magical islands.Our Team
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