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Isla Bartolome

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You have to come to this island, if for nothing else to take the perfect picture of your trip! There are not a lot of opportunities to hike on the islands, but this island offers a nice climb to the perfect observation point where you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sondra W
Reviewed 29 October 2018

From the northern port on Santa Cruz, its a 2 hour boat trip to Bartolome - well worth a day on the water. You pass Isla Daphne Mayor filled with wildlife; it's no longer accessible to tourists. As you approach Bartolome, take not of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Neal L
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This island is one of the most special ones in Galapagos. You can take a day tour from Santa Cruz Island or check the cruise itinerary to visit this island. The first visit is to the summit, although is a little tiring with many stairs,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ferb06
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This is where you go to get that iconic picture of the Galapagos landscape---pinnacle rock and the beautiful bay below. You do have to earn it though--about 364 steps, give or take. However, the payoff is immense. Along the way, while your on Mother Nature's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steven N
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

When planning your trip to the remarkable Galapagos, don’t pass up an opportunity to get to Bartolome. While it can be a bit expensive to get there, it is one of the most remote and beautiful locations I’ve ever seen. It is the iconic image...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Diane B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I took a day tour here and the views were just incredible!! So picture perfect. Not much in the way of wildlife via snorkeling however but this place is for the hike and the view, not for marine life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anushk G
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This volcanic island is made up of many volcanos. A well constructed board walk takes you over the lava fields up to a great lookout point. With views over both sides of the Island. Checkout the pinnacle rock that the Americans shaped through target practice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 854DP
Reviewed 3 July 2018

The thing to do on Bartholome Island is to climb the mountain, via a set of 314 steps. There are places to rest along the way, so you can take your time. The mountain is about 400 feet tall. At the top there is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Visited on our cruise itinerary, climb to top not that challenging, plenty of observation/ resting spots. Worth it for view of pinnacle rock at the top and photo opportunity. We then snorkelled round the point and were joined by half a dozen Penguins, darting amongst...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank H3552IFadamp
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We booked a day trip with Nature Galapagos & Ecuador tour company around 4 to 5 weeks before our trip on-line. The tour guide was awesome, super knowledgeable and friendly. This is an absolute classic must-see if you go to the Galápagos. The views are...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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19 September 2017|
Response from shadempsey | Reviewed this property |
We were there end of December to end of January but I’m sure February won’t be much different. Weather was awesome! Nice and warm in the 80s. We were there 10 days and not a drop of rain. I think we had maybe 2 overcast... More
28 May 2017|
Response from Lenke_13 | Reviewed this property |
I believe North Semour and Bartalomeo would be the 2 must, but if you can't manage both, here are some points. Bartalomeo offers a very beautiful view over a few volcanoes collapsed around while you are trekking up one of... More
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