The Day Tour to Bartholomew Island departs from Itabaca Canal, the sailing is about two hours, this island is located North West of Santa Cruz Island. Bartholomew has the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of the archipelago with the iconic pinnacle rock. The trail is made of wood and all the way to the summit of this extinct volcano for you to admire the landscape and get amazed and you will feel that all those stairs was worth it. The snorkel will take place in Sullivan Bay which is bay located in Santiago Island just five minutes away from Bartholomew Island; here you may expect to spot the Galapagos penguins, sea turtles, white tip sharks, rays and more marine wildlife swimming in shallow waters.
Pick-up starts at designated time and is included in hotels in Puerto Ayora only. Hotels in Punta Estrada neighborhood are excluded and must be at a meeting point is at the entrance of catholic church in front of the main pier in Puerto Ayora.
Itabaca Canal / Boarding
After a fifty minute drive to Itabaca Canal, you will board the yacht in groups. Once in the yacht, safety instructions will be explained.
Departure to the island
The captain will start engines and the journey will begin to the island after security checks with crew members
Arrival to the island
Engines will stop and guides will announce the arrival, you will have to prepare to disembark for hiking.
Disembark and visit on the island
The disembark will be in groups, make sure to bring water and a camera.
Snack on board
You will be welcomed back with fresh snacks prepared by our chef.
Snorkel time on Bartholomew's Beach or Sullivan Bay
You will discover the marine wildlife around the island or just enjoy a sunbath on the beach.
Return to the yacht
You will get back on board.
Lunch on board
Lunch will be served on board to all passengers in the lounge, bridge and rooftop. You will be served fresh fish, salads, rice and dessert afterwards.
*Special meals under request only.
Return to Santa Cruz / Itabaca Canal
The captain will start engines and the journey back home will begin after security checks with crew members.
Return to Puerto Ayora
You will disembark the yacht in groups and board our shuttle. Make sure not to forget anything on board of the yacht or shuttle.
Arrival to hotel
This is the estimated time of arrival to your hotel in Puerto Ayora.
*Order may vary. This is just an example. It does not extrictly follows order or times.
*Pick-Ups in hotels in Puerto Ayora only. **Day Tour to Santa Fe Island does not have Pick-up.
Airfare, personal expenses, wetsuit, alcoholic beverages, extra beverages, tips and other service/product not mentioned.
8 hours aprox.
One full day in Santa Cruz Island.
Galapagos penguins, Galapagos hawks, pinnacle rock and lava cactus.
Suggest to Bring
Swim suit, water bottle (to refill on board), camera, hiking shoes, cap/hat, insect repellent, sunglasses and sunscreen.