I’m originally from France, but have been living in Ecuador for more than a decade. I studied tourism and worked in France in ski stations in winter and on the coast for the summer seasons.
I then had the chance to work for a tour operator in Quito and later in Galapagos, where I founded Sharksky with the idea of creating superior services and direct tours that would also benefit the local community.
On the day to day I manage international accounts and groups. In my free time I enjoy going snorkelling and bodyboarding. I’m also a mum, so I enjoy seeing my little boy grow up in such an amazing environment. We are looking forward receving you in Ecuador!
Hi, my name is Catalina, I was born in France od Colombian parents. For my studies in sustainable tourism I had to do an internship in 2013. I was lucky to be able to do it in the place of my dreams, on the Galapagos Islands with the company SharkSky. After the internship I came back to France where I worked and travelled different parts of the world. I came back to paradise though and this time to work in it.
I love the world of tourism, to be in contact with the clients and the providers, to be able to offer a trip that pleases each taste and budget. That’s why your stay on Galapagos will be unforgettable.
My passions are traveling and diving. I also like yoga, snorkeling and enjoying the simple things in life.
When in Santa Cruz, you will be met by Camila or Orissa!
The two sisters are managing our operations on this island. They are true “galapagueñas”, raised on the islands, feet in the water, sailing between island. After having both travelled and studied outside the islands, they are now back to live on Santa Cruz.
In their free time they like to go surfing, or spend time at their mothers “finca” in the highlands. Camila has a background in art and published a mandala book with Galapagos finches as a theme, which is a great idea for a souvenir from your trip 🙂
Camila and Orissa will help ensure that you are given the best tips and advice for your stay on this island, which they know inside out, so that you can enjoy Santa Cruz as its best!
I’m half French and half British and I will be your contact on Isabela Island. I got to know the Galapagos while doing a 3 month internship for my tourism studies. Once I graduated, I got the opportunity to come back to the Galapagos to work.
I’ve been living on Isabela Island since June 2015 working as the operations manager for Sharksky. I ensure that everything goes smoothly for my customers and love seeing them take home great memories. I speak English, French and Spanish fluently.
In my free time I surf and dive – I’m a shark lover! Every day is such a pleasure for me to be able to share with our visitors this beautiful island with all the amazing endemic animals that are found here
Hi, I’m Maria Elena Vasquez and I’ve been living in the Galapagos Islands since I was 8 years old. It was great for me to grow up on these beautiful and tranquil islands. Initially I worked for Sharksky on Isabela Island, then after a break whilst finishing my studies, I joined the team in the office in San Cristobal where I now live with my husband and two little daughters. I am in charge of our Spanish speaking sales and I am also in charge of the relations with our partner agencies.
Mayra and Paola are in charge of managing all our clients in the mainland, making sure their trip runs smoothly. Both have extensive experience in tourism. They know the country very well and enjoy a lot discovering new places. Mayra is originally from Lago Agrio, at the doors of the Amazon forest and the Cuyabeno reserve. Paola is from Quito and enjoys climbing and biking. Together with our sales team they created beautiful itineraries for the mainland Ecuador so if you have some days before or after the cruise, just ask us about what you can do and we will happily advise you the best places to see according to your interests.
My name is Ariel, I was born in 1995 when at this time the president of Ecuador was Sixto Duran Ballen. My grandfather arrived in Galapagos when he was only 2 months old, his family originates from the coast of Ecuador. My earliest memories are in Galapagos, I lived in Isabela until I was 14 years old, and then I moved to San Cristobal. I feel so lucky to have grown up in this magic place, surrounded by incredible animals and in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I am passionate with learning new languages. Apart from Spanish and English, I am learning German and Mandarin. My goal is to travel the world, in the meanwhile I enjoy meeting you and getting to know new people, making sure you have the best stay on San Cristobal island.
Hi, I’m Carolyn! Though I was born in Guayaquil I grew up on the islands. I love living here in this beautiful creation of God. I studied accounting and financial audit in Guayaquil. I love numbers and being able to have the job I love combined with living on these tranquil islands is perfection for me. It’s a privilege for me to be part of such a great team, making other people get to know and love our little piece of the world.
I have raised and formed these 18 years around the islands, mainly San Cristobal. My growth within the islands has taught me the delicate that can turned the ecosystem if you aren´t carefully and the danger that this site is receiving from part of humans. That´s why I´m studying Environmental Management in the university at the nights, in the road I have the opportunity to choose to work at Sharksky, where I receive a big support from the team (because I´m the younger one). My work is in accounting and as I speak fluent English, I also can give a hand to my colleagues in operations, I´m so happy to work with this awesome work´s group!