Windrose Day Expedition - Mondays

Bartolome & Chinese Hat

1 review
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16
Windrose Day Expedition - Mondays
Bartolome & Chinese Hat

1 review

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

This is a Volcano experience, you will enjoy a walk to the summit of Bartolome Island, spot Galapagos penguins, have great views of Chinese Hat, and swim with lovely tropical fish and sea lions.

What’s included

  • Transfer
    From the meeting point to WindRose Yacht and viceversa
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Lunch & Snacks
    On oboard
  • Snorkel Equipment
    Mask, fins, snorkel and towels
  • Drinks' station
    Drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 24/7 assistance
    Our operations department is always available for you
  • Transfers
    From your hotel to the meeting point or viceversa
  • Use of wetsuits
    Available to rent onboard (US$10 per person)
  • Additional Drinks
    Soft, alcoholic drinks or bottled beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All not mentioned

Available options

Overnight on Santa Cruz Island
Overnight on Isabela Island


Volcano Experience
Bartolome & Chinese Hat

Bartholomew is a small Galapagos Island located 18 miles northwest of the Itabaca Channel. Arriving in Bartholomew you get one of the most incredible landscapes. The summit trail begins with a dry landing, though sea lions make the purpose-built dock more exciting. The trail is a dusty walk through volcanic ash. The only vegetation is the "pioneer Tiquilia plant" and greenish Chamaesyce. These are vital in binding the ash that fans down from the hill.

Bartholomew is considered one of the best snorkeling sites in the central Galapagos region, a swim at the foot of the Pinnacle Rock and around its base is the most important deep-water snorkel with many different species of parrotfish, marine turtles, sea lions, and sometimes Galapagos penguins.
After an exquisite lunch on board the M/Y WindRose, you will visit Chinese Hat, which is a very small volcano nearby Santiago Island, surrounded by small spatter cones creating a dramatic landscape.
Because of its distinctive shape, the Chinese Hat has fascinated visitors as long as they have been coming to Galapagos. 

It's one of the smallest islands on the Galapagos but it has a unique visitor site with amazing diversity. Galapagos Penguins and eventually Galapagos hawks are active across this patch of land which is also beautiful for visitors who just come to see and enjoy the scenery. 

A wet landing on the beach of the island will give you the opportunity of enjoying the sandy beach where sea lions rest and a good diversity of wade birds feed on the shoreline.

Your Organizer

Group Galapagos S.A.
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Galapagos Eco Group is the owner of the luxury WindRose Yacht , that offers day expeditions to the nearyby islands and a lovely and cozy hotel on Isabela Island, The Wooden House Lodge. We are a family run company in which all members are committed to you and to the conservation of the islands. We offer personalized services and care about your trip, making sure your travel experience is the best. When you book through our company, you support the islands' local economy.


Fantastic experience aboard the Windrose. Fabrizio was an excellent and patient guide. The crew was great, taking good care of us and preparing delicious snacks and meals. Shout out to Fernanda for her top-notch customer service before and after our trip. She is the best!
By Heidi H for Heidi Hayes & Richard Johnson on 30 Mar, 2022

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