Bartolome Island

Bartolome, Galápagos, Ecuador

SG
1 review
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16
Bartolome Island
Bartolome, Galápagos, Ecuador

1 review

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

This small island is located on the centre of the archipelago, and on a clear day, more than ten islands can be spotted from the top of the viewpoint. The diversity and richness of this island is related to the Upwelling Phenomenon, very cold water surrounds the shore and provides food for many marine species.

It is an unpopulated island.

The Pinnacle Rock, formed by an eroded toba cone, is the most emblematic formation of the archipelago.  On its base, a small colony of Penguins cohabit with Sea Lions and Marine Birds. On the visit site of the beach, one can observe juvenile sharks swimming along the shore line, and sometimes on the surroundings, a hawk domains the air.

Great snorkeling opportunities with penguins and sea lions off a golden-sand beach at the foot of popular Pinnacle Rock.

Visit site: View point, beach and Pinnacle

Animals: penguins, sharks, herons, hawks, rays, finches

Plants: Pioneer plants, Tiquilia, Chamaesyce, Scalesia Stewartii, mangroves, dune vegetation

You can sail to this beautiful island in a  daily tour yachts licensed to visit the islands:

Yate Altamar

Yate Adriana

Yate Sea Lion



What’s included

  • Trasportation
    Bus and boat transport departing from defined meeting points are included.
  • Naturalist guide
    Certified bilingual guide
  • Lunch
    Made with local ingredients from land and sea served directly to your table
  • Snorkel gear
    Mask, tube and flippers suited to your size are included for swimming activities
  • Towels
  • Coffee and snacks
  • Wetsuits
    Wetsuits are available for rent upon request (10 usd per wetsuit)
  • soft and alcoholic drink
    We suggest to bring money for bar conssumption
  • Tips
    Tipping is common practice on board. Is suggested to bring cash if you wish to tip crew

Itinerary

Option 1
Bartolome Island

Located at the center of the archipelago, Bartolome is one of the most frequently visited sites of all the islands. The highest point is only 374 ft (114 m) above sea level and it is separated from the island of Santiago by Sullivan Bay. The island has a surface area of 0.74 mi (1.2 km) It is an excellent site for snorkeling, filled with the breathtaking volcanic landscapes that make this corner of the world so unique.

  • Disembarking:  Wet and dry landing
  • Type of Terrain: Uneven path in some areas, other flat and easy with the help of wooden stairs with several viewpoints available.
  • Physical Conditions Required:  Average, involve walking in no shaded areas and demands good level of rehidration during walks.
  • Activities: 45 min snorkeling / 30 min dinghy ride / 45 min hike .The most emblematic place in the Galapagos Islands!
  • Highlights: We will travel back in time to the formation of lava tubes, spatter cones and the remains of two types of hardened lava: AA and pahoehoe. Beautiful and breathtaking landscapes as you climb up Summit Trail. During the ascent, visitors will see Tiquilia and various cactus species, which add to the unique experience. The tall, leaning spike known as Pinnacle Rock is always something to behold. For many visitors, this may turn out to be the best of snorkeling experiences. There is a possibility to swim with zigzagging penguins that are chasing small schools of fish or see them sitting on the rocks during your dinghy ride.

Your Organizer


SG
Sphera Galapagos Travel Collection
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Sphera Galapagos is a Travel Agency born in the Galapagos Islands from the experience of two professionals living in the islands for more than 20 years. We are specialists in cruises, land tours, scuba diving trips, and more activities related to your stay on the islands.

Reviews

We had a great time
By Shinji H for Santa Cruz II Yacht North Adventure 5 days-4 nights on 26 May, 2022