Daniel is the grandson of an explorer who travelled to the Galapagos Islands in 1958. He studied tourism administration and has extensive training in biology and botany. Some of his favourite experiences on the islands are swimming with sea lions and birdwatching. His other interests include playing music with his band and spending time with his children. He has been guiding in the Galapagos since 1994 and has a Level III National Park Certification.