Hiking – Snorkeling
Trip Style
7 – 8 Hours
Bartolome island
Trip Type

Bartolome Galapagos + Sullivan Bay Day Tour from Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island)

Explore Bartolomé Galapagos and Sullivan Bay on this day tour from Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island. Experience the iconic landscapes of Bartolomé, including the famous Pinnacle Rock, and enjoy snorkeling and scenic views at Sullivan Bay.


  • Bartolome is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island.
  • The island holds some of the most beautiful landscapes in the archipelago.
  • It has a volcanic cone that is easy to climb and provides great views of the other islands.
  • The Pinnacle Rock is the distinctive characteristic of this island, and the most representative landmark of the Galapagos.

SHARED DEPARTURE Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
DEPARTURE LOCATION Hotel or meeting point.  We will inform you at confirmation.
RETURN LOCATION Hotel or meeting point.
DEPARTURE TIME Around 05.30 am
DURATION  7 – 8 Hours Approximately
WEAR Water, light clothing, waterproof jackets, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, wetsuit, mosquito repellent, camera.
INCLUDED Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation: Puerto Ayora-Itabaca Channel.
Transportation: Itabaca Channel – Puerto Ayora.
Snorkeling equipment.
Box Lunch.
Other services not specified.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Tour Description – Galapagos Bartolome Island

Our adventure to Bartolomé Island will begin at the indicated meeting place and time. With its iconic pinnacle, this island is located northwest of Santa Cruz. Here we will have the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Galapagos Islands while learning about the volcanic origins of the Islands.

Upon arriving at Bartolome, we will have a dry landing. Then, we will begin the walk along a path that will take us to the top of the island. The 395 steps will end with a spectacular panoramic view of the island and its pinnacle, being the moment to take that stunning photo of our trip. We will observe small lava tunnels from the last eruption during the walk. Here endemic vegetation grows, such as lava cacti and tiquilla plants, generally surrounded by Darwin’s finches.
Did you know that volcanic ash made Pinnacle Rock? After being impressed by the view from this point, we will enjoy a zodiac ride along the coast. Then, with some luck, we will see the only tropical penguin and the second smallest in the world, the penguin from Galapagos.

Tour Description – Sullivan Bay

After a breathtaking experience in Bartolome, we will enjoy a succulent lunch onboard the Galaxy Daily. Then, we will head towards Sullivan Bay, where we will enjoy the marine fauna of the Galapagos while we snorkel.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at Santa Cruz Island (Puerto Ayora) one day prior to departure.

What to Expect:

Location: Eastern side of San Salvador (James) and at 2 hours Northwest of Santa Cruz Island approximately.
 Wildlife – Land: Lava Herons, Sally Light-foot Crabs, Galapagos Hawks, Lava Cacti.
Marine Wildlife: Sea Lions, Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Sea Turtles, Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish.
Difficulty Level: Moderate – some hiking – slope.
Activities: Hiking, Snorkeling, Swimming.

Bartolome Galapagos Day Trip
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