Bartolome Island Tour Description

  • Duration: 12 hours aprox

  • Departure time: 6am

  • Hotel Pick Up

  • Bartolome Snorkeling: fishes, rays, marine tortoises, penguins

  • Sullivan Bay

  • 2 hours boat navigation

  • Trekking to the sighseen.

Itabaca Channel – Road to Bartolome Island

Bartolome Island in Galápagos its considered to be on the top 10 most amazing islands of the world and it truly deserves it! The tour to visit the Bartolome Island offers a full day of amazing sights, snorkel in the most calmed transparent waters and a true connection with nature. No wonder why this is the most popular tour of 2022.

The tour begins with a 45-minute car ride from Puerto Ayora to the Itabaca Canal north of Santa Cruz Island. There, in the port, we will take a boat where we will begin our navigation towards Bartolome Island, one of the youngest in the Galapagos archipelago. If you are lucky, you will be followed during the navigation by a lot of playful dolphins as you can see on this video summary of the tour on our instagram page

Mirador Isla Bartolomé

Once we have reached Bartolomé, we will land and begin a walk uphill along a path of stairs that will take us to the best view of all the Galapagos Islands. We will climb 115 meters above sea level, around 400 steps but the reward at the top will make it totally worth it. As a reward you can get a fantastic photo between the amazing vegetation and a unique beach behind you.

From the top, we can observe the famous Galapagos pinnacle, the entire Bartolome Island and part of the Santiago Island. A truly unique panoramic view.

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Next Stop – Playa Sur y Norte

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After taking some pictures of the view and takin a break from the stairs, we will go down again to enjoy a refreshing bath on the beach. Here you can either just relax on the beach or take the snorkel equipment provided to take a look around swimming. On this spot you can usually find sealions, turtles and if you are lucky enough some penguins too!

You will have around 1 hour and a half to enjoy and relax there. After this, we go back to the boat, have some lunch and start our journey back to Puerto Ayora, arriving around 17h30

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Payment Methods

  • Credit Card (7% extra charge)

  • Bank Transfer

  • Cash in our offices


Bartolome Island Tour Track

Do you have any question?

Write an email to [email protected]

More details and tips

  • The navigation can be a little moved so if you are one of the people who usually get dizzy, we recommend you to take a dizziness pill before boarding.
  • Wear sports shoes, you will need them for the walk.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 2 years, as it requires physical effort
  • Lunch is held inside the yacht after the snorkeling session
  • Tour availability: all year round, however it is a much requested tour, so we recommend booking in advance to ensure space.


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