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Bartolome Island Tour

Galapagos Alternative Bartolome Island Tour

Located two hours north of Santa Cruz by boat, Bartolome Island is home to some of the most breathtaking panoramas in the Galapagos as well as many of the islands' most sought after inhabitants. This tour provides a great opportunity to view striking volcanic rock formations in shades of shimmering black, red, and green. From the summit of the hike, enjoy one of the most recognized landmarks in the Galapagos - Pinnacle Rock, an impressive lava structure that towers high above the water. Descend for an up close look at the Pinnacle and the astonishing array of wildlife that calls this island home. Galapagos penguins, friendly sea lions, sea turtles and a huge variety of fish make this a fantastic snorkeling spot for nature enthusiasts. As you walk along the spectacular crescent shaped pink and white sand beach, you'll follow the footsteps of generations of green sea turtles who return each year to lay eggs at their ancestral home.

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English Name: Bartolome Island         Spanish Name: Isla Bartolom√©

Location & Geography: Bartolome Island is located 2-3 hours Northwest of Santa Cruz Island. The island is volcanic in origin with an extinct volcanic cone that can be accessed via a wooden boardwalk. The view from the summit is one of the most astounding in all of the Galapagos. Pinnacle rock is the remains of a volcanic tuff and is one of the most iconic images of the islands.

Terrestrial Wildlife: Lava Herons, Sally Light-foot Crabs, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Cacti.

Marine Wildlife: Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Sea Lions, Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Sea Turtles, Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous due to terrain and exposure : wooden boardwalk with 300+ steps to summit, dry landing transfer from motor yacht to zodiac to dock & zodiac to beach, snorkeling from beach.

You will need: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear, bathing suit/ change of clothes and light jacket for the return trip.

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Start time: 6am Hotel Pick-up Duration: Full-Day Origin: Santa Cruz Embarcation Point: Ithabaca Canal
Group Size: 16-20 maximum Vessel Type: Motor Yatch Activity level: Moderate Total Travel Time: Land 2 hrs; Water 5-6 hrs

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