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Explore One of the Galapagos Most Iconic Islands

Bartolome Island

Why Bartolome Island?
Bartolome Island offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Galapagos. The island is an extinct volcano and is known for the variety of colours in the land: red, orange, green, black, and shiny volcanic formations. Its bays are stunning with their crescent-shaped beaches and turquoise water.

It’s a two hour boat trip to Bartolome, and on arrival you must climb the long staircase towards the solar-powered lighthouse, to observe the spectacular scenery of lava and volcanic cones. The island is arid and is easily explored on foot, although the 300 steps make for a challenging if rewarding climb. The views from the top, of Daphne Major and Minor and Santiago Island are simply breathtaking.

Your trip will take you to the famous Pinnacle Rock, a huge black lava formation which has eroded over time and dominates the landscape. Gaze down on the beautiful beaches, and you will gain a fascinating glimpse into the underwater world.

From the beach, grab a snorkel and swim with sea turtle, shark, tropical fish, and sea lion. Come during the months of January to March and watch the green sea turtle coming in to the shore to nest; Bartolome is a major breeding ground for these endangered, beautiful creatures.

You will find that the beach is also the ideal spot from which to observe the Galapagos penguin and tiny red crab, keen to bask in the sun, which crawl along the rocks.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Catamaran Elite Bartolome Island
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Hero Image Exterior Of Yacht Petrel Bartolome Island
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Hero Image Lodge Exterior Pikaia Lodge Santa Cruz Galapagos
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View Evolve Galapagos
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MV Evolve, along with its identical sister ships, MVs Origin and Theory, are the only cruise yachts operating in the Galapagos under the affiliation of Relais & Chateaux. There is no doubt that these ships assure their guests the highest standards of comfort, service and cuisine whilst experiencing this unique environment.
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Hero Image Exterior Theory Galapagos
Theory
MV Theory, along with its identical sister ships, MVs Origin and Evolve, are the only cruise yachts operating in the Galapagos under the affiliation of Relais & Chateaux. There is no doubt that these ships assure their guests the highest standards of comfort, service and cuisine whilst experiencing this unique environment.
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Exterior Aerial Aqua Mare Galapagos
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Let Journeysmiths take you on a breathtaking voyage of discovery aboard this luxury superyacht in search of iguanas, whales and flamingos. Unique Aqua Mare will take you through the spectacular volcanic islands of the Galapagos in utmost luxury. Complete with sun deck, outdoor barbeque areas, jacuzzi and panoramic lounge area, this is the ultimate Galapagos experience.
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Hero Image Ship Silver Origin Galapagos
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With one of the highest crew-to-guest ratios in the Galapagos fleet, the Silver Origin provides its guests with “big ship” levels of luxury and service whilst also ensuring that they have an intimate and immersive experience of the wonders of the archipelago. This vessel, specifically designed for the waters of the Galapagos, sets the standards that others attempt to follow.
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Hero Image Ship Silver Galapagos Galapagos
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Combining small yacht charm with big ship facilities, a journey on Silver Galagos is an experience of personalised luxury whilst being introduced to this amazing landscape and ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands.
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Hero Image Ship Exterior Mv Origin Galapagos
MV Origin
MV Origin, along with its identical sister ships, MVs Theory and Evolve, are the only cruise yachts operating in the Galapagos under the affiliation of Relais & Chateaux. There is no doubt that these ships assure their guests the highest standards of comfort, service and cuisine whilst experiencing this unique environment.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Ship Isabella Ii Bartolome Island
Isabella II
The unique size and scope of Isaballa II – 55m long but with just 40 guests – gives it an individual character that stands out in the Galapagos fleet. Combining the size and amenities of a ship with the relaxed intimacy of a yacht, you will have the best of both worlds as you journey through the teeming waters around the Galapagos Islands.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Yacht La Pinta Bartolome Island
La Pinta
La Pinta is a truly luxurious yacht; it is the ideal choice for travellers seeking to cruise the Galapagos in style. The yacht’s extensive crew are on hand to cater to your every need, and the facilities on board are exceptional.
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Hero Image Exterior Of Yacht Ocean Spray Bartolome Island
Ocean Spray
We love the fact that Ocean Spray is unashamedly nautical in its styling; it’s a no-nonsense boat designed to help you see the wonders of the Galapagos Islands. That isn’t to say that you will compromise on comfort, particularly as its catamaran design inherently makes the cabins and communal areas spacious and well-proportioned.
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Hero Image Exterior Endemic Bartolome Island
Endemic
The MC Endemic is one of the newest vessels operating in the Galapagos and certainly one of the most luxurious. You’ll enjoy the highest standard of hospitality, food, service and guidance delivered by a first-class crew.
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