Bartolome (san Salvador), Galapagos Islands Cruise Port

Bartolome Island received its name after Lt. David Bartholomew of the British Navy. The island is an islet in Sullivan Bay east of Santiago Island. Bartolome is home to a distinctive site known as Pinnacle Rock. Pinnacle Rock is a volcanic cone that was formed when magma erupted from an underwater volcano; the sea cooled the hot lava, but the volcano exploded, and cooled lava created this huge rock. Galapagos Penguins, herons and Galapagos hawks can be easily spotted. Did you know that the Galapagos Penguins were the second smallest penguin species in the world? They have been living in a small breeding colony in a cave behind Pinnacle Rock. The beaches in Bartolome are absolutely amazing with the blue waters and white sandy beaches, you are sure to find a spot to relax. Below, we have listed a few of our favorite things to do while cruising to Bartolome, Galapagos:
 
  • See the amazing Galapagos Penguins, the second smallest penguins in the world, in the conservatory on the island.
     
  • Visit the famous Pinnacle Rock where you can easily climb providing great views of the whole island.
     
  • Scuba dive to view different species that often include penguins, sea turtles, sharks and stingrays, to make your cruise to Bartolome Island, Galapagos a truly unforgettable experience.
     
  • Relax along the perfectly crescent, sandy beaches where sea lions can often be spotted.
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