Guides & Naturalists
Until today, they are handpicked by the company’s founders. Quasar Expeditions' guides are an elemental part of our adventures. This is why our founders continue to hand-pick and carefully select only the most knowledgeable, professional and friendly naturalists in the region.
Our naturalists are professionals, with a firsthand experience of the destination, who provide you with an authentic understanding of the natural wonders you will explore every day. They are all very well versed in safety and first-aid, so you know you are in great hands while on your adventure.
Our team of Naturalist Guides is made up of Galapagos locals with a special love for their home. Educated in the fields of conservation, biology, and wildlife, they bring passion, insider knowledge, and a gift for helping others learn to every expedition.
There’s a reason we capitalize the G in Guide. Our team of Naturalist Guides have earned their titles. Each team member has achieved the challenging, sought-after Level III Galapagos National Park Guide certification.
Their vast knowledge and knack for seeing what others don’t in Galapagos means every Quasar Guest experiences the very best of each destination.
Bolivar, known as "Boli", was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He became a Galapagos National Park Guide in 1993 and has been leading groups from all over the world ever since.
Alex Cox first became a Galapagos National Park Guide in 1989. As a San Cristobal Island native, he is particularly passionate about conservation and responsible adventure travel.
Cristina was born and raised in Quito. At age of 11, she took her first tour to Galapagos and fell in love with the islands.
Roberto Plaza was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. His passion for nature developed at a young age, when his father took him off-grid...
Walter Campoverde, known as “Campito” by his friends, was born and raised in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.
Dolores Villacreses, also known as “Lola,” has always been intrigued by the unique environment of the Galapagos Islands.
Daniel Jacome is the son of a Galápagos Naturalist and the grandson of a 1958 Galápagos explorer.
Gustavo Andrade was born and raised in Guayaquil, where he later cultivated his love of learning and inquisitive mind with a degree in industrial engineering.
Our crew, staff and personnel are expertly trained both in high standards of service and in safety. They aim to exceed your expectations but will put your safety first and foremost. From the moment you decide to contact us, our supporting staff will make the booking and pre-trip process simple and effortless. Your requests will be handled professionally and in a timely manner.READ MORE
We understand that your experience starts now. To this very day, our founders hand pick the staff and personnel that will serve you. The basis for selection is actually quite simple: love for their job and love for the destination. You will get to know the quality of people that serve you. You will find out that, in their hearts, they are good people, willing to accommodate you in any way possible. They want nothing more than to leave you with an experience that will last a lifetime.
the backbone of our business
Behind all that Quasar stands for and behind the passion of our day-to-day efforts, lies the backbone of our business; a family.
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