Bartolome Island + Sullivan bay + Chinese hat Island
Its volcanic formations are other-worldly. From its lookout point you’ll find the best view of the entire Galapagos. I can help you reserve this Bartolome Island tour starting at $230.
Bartolome Island is among the world’s 10 most beuutiful islands. You must go up to the viewpoint. After that, you’ll feel like you’re no longer on Earth. You won’t regret it!
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Bartolome Island + Sullivan Bay Video
Original video by ChokoTrip ©
How to get to Bartolome Island
There are two ways to get to Bartolome Island in the Galapagos. First, one a sailing cruise that includes Bartolome Island on its itinerary. Second, taking a day tour from Santa Cruz Island.
Everything begins at a meeting point assigned by the operator you’ve hired for the tour to Bartolome. Afterwards, you travel around 45 minutes to get to Itabaca canal. Once on board, you sail for 2 hours, until you reach Bartolome Island or a destination that combines, depending on the yacht’s itinerary.
Once on the Island, you begin a walk up to the lookout with the best view in the Galapagos Islands. After that, you’ll have lunch on board the yacht. Depending on the permission granted to your vessel by the Galapagos National Park, you’ll do the following activities:
» Sullivan Bay of Santiago Island: You’ll snorkel and during dry season, you can see penguins. Alternatively, ask to be taken directly to the beach to go on a short hike over dry lava Pahoehoe.
» Golden Beach on Bartolome Island: Throughout the trips I’ve made to Bartolome Island I’ve never taken a tour that includes Playa Dorada on its itinerary. However, as in other tours, you have the option to snorkel or enjoy the beach.
» Chinese Hat Island: Only one vessel includes Bartolomé + Chinese Hat in its itinerary. The snorkeling activity takes place on Playa Dorada and on Sombrero Chino / Chinese Hat you have a wet landing followed by short hike.
I recommend reserving far in advance if you want to go on this tour to Bartolome. Make sure you check availability far in advance. If you plan on traveling during the months of July, August or December, make your reservation 6 months in advance.
Bartolome + Sullivan bay + Chinese hat Photos
Original photos by ChokoTrip ©
INFORMATION ON BARTOLOME DAY TOUR:
* This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years.
* This tour is not recommended for for seniors that experience difficulty walking.
* Required: close-toed shoes or close-toed sandals for the hike
I have partnerships with 9 operators that own their vessels. What is most important is that they have the permit to travel to Bartolome Island. However, each one has different prices for the tour. The higher the price, the better the vessel and onboard service.
I’ve rated each tour with stars base on feedback received by my clients:
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Reserve the Bartolome Island tour by paying for the complete tour using these available methods: bank transfer (no additional cost for transfer between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay by credit or debit card. Price does not include 12% IVA / tax (Only if you want a receipt).
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
I can help you reserve this tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.
*We work directly with boat owners and tour operators in the Galapagos, thereby avoiding additional costs, unlike travel operators like Viator, Get Your Guide and Civitatis which rely on third-party local operators.
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