Isla Bartolome, located off the east shore of Sullivan Bay, is a small but beautiful island most famous for its iconic Pinnacle Rock, arguably one of the most recognizable landmarks of the Galapagos. This incredible geological site is a staggering rock face, formed from an eroded lava formation from the eruption of an underwater volcano. Visitors can summit the island via a 600-meter (about 2,000 foot) trail and enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay, Isla San Salvador (or Santiago), and Isla Daphne. Photographic opportunities abound at this ideal spot.

Visit the north beach for wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Swim with beautiful fish and Galapagos penguins, or visit the southern shore to see white-tipped sharks, spotted eagle rays, and stingrays. Keep your eyes out for the green sea turtles, especially if you’re there during mating season (typically November to January).

Practical Info

In order to reach Bartolome Island, it is necessary to take a boat service from Puerto Ayora, where the main Galapagos airport, Isla Baltra, is located. Flights to Isla Baltra are available from both Quito and Guayaquil. There are many boat services between the islands out of Puerto Ayora.

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Full-Day Bartolome Island Tour, Galapagos Islands, null

Full-Day Bartolome Island Tour

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This tour at Bartolome Island its perfect if you want to see wildlife and enjoy the nature.

Location: Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $299.00
Day Trip to Bartolome Island from Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Day Trips

Day Trip to Bartolome Island from Puerto Ayora

Bartholomew has the most beautiful and photographed landscapes of the archipelago. The trail is made of wood and you have to climb to the top of this extinct ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Island
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $206.00

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