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Javier Carrion

Javier grew up on Santa Cruz island where his grandparents first arrived in the 1940´s. Veritable pioneers, his grandparents settled in the highlands where they found a place to raise their children.

Having grown up surrounded by the pristine environment of the islands, Javier showed an interest and appreciation for nature. As a small child, he knew that he would dedicate his career to understanding and protecting the natural world. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology in Quito and later traveled abroad to Baja California, Mexico to pursue a master in marine and coastal science. Javier has worked as a marine biologist for years, primarily focusing on sea turtle ecology and conservation in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Galápagos Islands. He worked at the Charles Darwin Research Station as part of the Galápagos Marine Reserve ecology monitoring team.

His passion for traveling led him to explore the American continent for five years. Javier spent a year traveling throughout South America on a bicycle with a team of collaborators to raise awareness about nature conservation and environmental education in youth.

Javier saw guiding as a unique opportunity to bring together his love and appreciation for nature with his passion to share his experience and perspectives about the Galápagos Islands. In addition to working as a naturalist guide, Javier spends his time surfing, playing music, practicing yoga and designing appropriate technologies for a sustainable living in Galápagos.

My upcoming expeditions

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II

Dec 9 2022
Dec 30 2022
Mar 10 2023
Mar 17 2023
Aug 4 2023
Aug 11 2023
Sep 1 2023
Sep 8 2023
Nov 17 2023
Nov 24 2023
Dec 15 2023
Dec 22 2023

Galápagos Aboard National Geographic Endeavour II + Peru's Land of the Inca

Dec 30 2022
Mar 10 2023
Mar 17 2023
Aug 4 2023
Aug 11 2023
Sep 1 2023
Sep 8 2023
Nov 17 2023
Nov 24 2023
Dec 15 2023
Dec 22 2023

Wild Galápagos Escape

Jan 28 2023
Feb 2 2023
Feb 11 2023
Apr 13 2023
Apr 22 2023
Apr 27 2023
May 25 2023
Jun 3 2023
Jul 1 2023
Jul 6 2023
Oct 7 2023
Oct 12 2023

Wild Galápagos & Peru Escape

Feb 3 2023
Apr 14 2023
May 26 2023
Jul 7 2023
Sep 29 2023
Oct 13 2023