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Giancarlo Toti

Giancarlo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he attended both elementary and high school at the American School of Guayaquil. He studied industrial engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Guayaquil (ESPOL) and spent four years working for a CAT dealership before he was hired by the Charles Darwin Research Station to head the marine lab’s operations and logistics division. Since then, Giancarlo has become involved in several projects in the Galapagos marine reserve, spending hundreds of hours diving around its waters. Two years ago Giancarlo was accepted into the latest naturalist guide course offered by the Galápagos National Park.

Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:

D. Byrd
"Warm and engaging, took his time, showed great interest in the tour, the animals, landscape, history, everything! Most sincerely recommend him."

S. Randolph
"Giancarlo is an excellent guide and also highly recommended. He is very knowledgeable on the sea life and vegetation. He set a wonderful pace for the group, we never felt rushed, and yet the 'trains ran on time'. He is great fun to be around always kept us laughing. Also highly recommended!"

T. Ricker
"In a word, Giancarlo is AWESOME! His knowledge and passion for his work are apparent. He seemed to approach each excursion with a level of enthusiasm that is contagious. He really takes joy in nature and his surroundings on the islands. He is able to impart his knowledge of all aspects of the Galapagos, from lava formations to the tiniest of spiders. Details were not overlooked. I especially enjoyed snorkeling with him. He has a great eye for finding the elusive and quick moving animals. He was also kind enough to share his amazing photos with us."

E. Hegelund
"Giancarlo was AMAZING. His knowledge about everything went beyond just the name of the item but the history, genus, mating practices, etc. I have never met a more informed person. He was stellar."

R. Colasacco
"Giancarlo's knowledge of all aspects of he Galapagos was truly impressive. But beyond this knowledge was the time he took to impart this knowledge to everyone on the tour, and his willingness to help everyone in every way to enjoy this adventure to the fullest. He is definitely an asset to Natural Habitat and the GaIapagos Islands."

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