Galapagos Island Bartolomé

Galapagos Island Bartolomé -The landmark of the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Island Bartolomé is one of the most frequently visited islands in the Galapagos archipelago. With its extraordinary lava tubes, cinder cones, tuff formations, luxuriant green vegetation and sandy white beaches, you cannot miss out on this island. However Bartolomé Island is no longer visited by all cruises, so be sure to check out the cruise itinerary in advance or simply ask us.

One of the most breathtaking moments on Bartolomé Island would be watching the sunset at the large needle-shaped Pinnacle Rock in the north. This allows for a great photo opportunity only from the cruise. One of the main highlights of this Galapagos Island is swimming and snorkelling with the Galapagos penguins! These lovely animals love swimming around visitors and inviting them to play. You can also observe them from the dinghy that goes past the cliffs. Snorkelling along the rocky coasts will allow you to get close to many big fishes, sea turtles, sharks, rays and large schools of vibrant coloured fishes.

There are two beaches which are separated by a small wood that is also worth exploring. The beach with Galapagos sharks is the one with stronger wave surges. Fear not, these sharks are absolutely harmless as there are too many fishes available for them to feed on.

Bartolomé Island is located south of the large Santiago Island, and from its highest point, it offers a fantastic panoramic view of Santiago Island and the turquoise-blue sea of Sullivan Bay.

Highlights

Lava formations, Pinnacle Rock, Swimming with penguins, Lava lizards and Lava cacti

Animals

Lava lizards, Galapagos penguins, rays, terrapins, red rock crabs, marine iguanas, Galapagos snakes, green sea turtles, whitetip reef sharks, sea anemones, green sea urchins, stony corals, tunicates, moray eels, clownfish and damselfish, Galapagos king angelfish, parrotfish, Moorish idols, puffer fish and many more.

Bartolomé at a glance

Area: 1.2 km2

Highest elevation: 114 m

Population: uninhabited

Arrival: dry landing, wet landing

Bartolomé Island Tours

Charles Darwin statue on San Cristóbal

Galapagos compact - from 6 days - San Cristóbal

Duration: 6 - 10 days
Highlights: San Cristóbal Island, Snorkeling at Kicker Rock, Santa Cruz Island, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island, Sullivan Island, Plaza Sur Island

6-Days/5-Nights - Island Hopping - 6 Islands - Hotels and Excursion Program with Española Island.

From 1210,- USD
Price per pax
Wittmer Statue on Floreana Island

Galapagos Island Hopping: Settlers Trail

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Pirate Cove, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas in Plaza Sur , History of the early settlers, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island

Galapagos Explorer - 5 Islands - Stay with the descendants of the first settlers

From 1410,- USD
Price per pax

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Charles Darwin statue on San Cristóbal

Galapagos compact - from 6 days - San Cristóbal

Duration: 6 - 10 days
Highlights: San Cristóbal Island, Snorkeling at Kicker Rock, Santa Cruz Island, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island, Sullivan Island, Plaza Sur Island

6-Days/5-Nights - Island Hopping - 6 Islands - Hotels and Excursion Program with Española Island.

From 1210,- USD
Price per pax
Wittmer Statue on Floreana Island

Galapagos Island Hopping: Settlers Trail

Duration: 7 - 9 days
Highlights: Santa Cruz Island, Floreana Island, Pirate Cove, Giant Tortoises in the Highlands, Land Iguanas in Plaza Sur , History of the early settlers, Charles Darwin Station, Bartolomé Island

Galapagos Explorer - 5 Islands - Stay with the descendants of the first settlers

From 1410,- USD
Price per pax
Red-footed Booby

Galapagos Cruise: Northern Red-footed Booby Route

Duration: 8 - 10 days
Highlights: Red-footed boobies, Bartolomé, Santa Cruz, Plaza Sur, Land Iguanas

Discover the smallest boobys - the rare red-footed boobys in the enchanting Galapagos Islands

From 2280,- USD
Price per pax
Traveling With Your Nature Guide

Ecuador and Galapagos: Compact Tour

Duration: 14 - 18 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage, Quito, Otavalo Markets, Avenue of Volcanoes, Shaman Experience, Devil's Nose, Cotopaxi National Park, Ingapirca - Inca ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands , Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour, Isabela

Ecuador's most beautiful places - the majestic Andes, lush Amazon Rainforest and enchanting Galapagos islands

From 3460,- USD
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Train at the station

Scenery and Society: Ecuador and Galapagos

Duration: 18 - 26 days
Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Quito, Andes panorama, Charles Darwin Station, 4 days in the Amazon, Avenue of Volcanoes, Devil's Nose, Galapagos giant tortoise breeding centre, Snorkelling the Los Tuneles, Cycling through Isabela, VIP tour Charles Darwin Foundation, Bartolomé and Sullivan Bay, Las Grietas Gorge

Experience the diverse landscapes and intriguing culture of Ecuador

From 5840,- USD
Price per pax
Isabela II

Galapagos Cruise Complete

Duration: 14 - 18 days
Highlights: Genovesa, Fernandina, Española, Bartolomé, Flora und Fauna komplett

Take your time to discover the true essence of the Galapagos

From 5990,- USD
Price per pax
Pikaia Lodge

Ecuador and Galapagos: Compact Tour Deluxe

Duration: 17 - 20 days
Highlights: Cultural World Heritage, Quito, Avenue of Volcanoes, Shaman Experience, Devil's Nose, Cotopaxi National Park, Ingapirca - Inca ruins, Cajas National Park, Guayaquil, Galapagos Islands , Santa Cruz Island, North Seymour, Isabela

Ecuador's most beautiful places - the majestic Andes, lush Amazon Rainforest and enchanting Galapagos islands

From 7100,- USD
Price per pax
Quitos koloniale Altstadt

Gruppenreise Ecuador und Galapagosinselhopping

Duration: 14 - 14 days
Highlights:

Erkunden Sie Ecuador und die Galapagosinseln mit deutschsprachiger Reiseleitung und Naturführer

From 7480,- USD
Price per pax
Dragon Hill at Santa Cruz Island

Ecuador- & Galapagos-Reise mit den Profis 2025

Duration: 15 - 15 days
Highlights:

Diese Reise wird von der Galapagos- und Ecuador-Kennerin Beate Zwermann, Gründerin von Galapagos PRO, begleitet.

From 8270,- USD
Price per pax