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Bartolome

Explore One of the Galapagos Most Iconic Islands

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 guide 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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MV Origin
Galapagos cruising took a great leap forward when the MV Origin was launched. This state of the art vessel moves swiftly between the islands, maximising your time for exploring, but it is incredibly fuel efficient so as to reduce its environmental impact.
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Santa Cruz II
The finest ship sailing in the Galapagos, the Santa Cruz II is a state of the art expedition vessel ideally suited for exploration in shallow waters. This small cruise ship has superb facilities - not least two hot tubs for relaxing on the deck.
Accommodation:
Silver Galapagos
The Silver Galapagos is the smallest ship in Silversea’s family of exclusive cruise ships. There are 75 crew onboard to service the 100 guests, and the national park certified guides will lead you on an action packed programme that includes hiking, snorkeling, and Zodiac safaris.
Accommodation:
Mary Anne
Discover Darwin’s enchanted Galapagos from the decks of the Yacht SS Mary Anne. This elegant and surprisingly speedy sailing ship is square rigged and really cuts a stunning figure as she sails between the islands, and she has been carefully designed to be environmentally friendly.
Accommodation:
Evolution
The Galapagos Evolution is a classical cruiser with an array of modern comforts. She is small enough to give passengers a personalised and intimate experience, yet large enough to contain everything you need to make this trip through the archipelago special.
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Galapagos Safari Camp
Galapagos Safari Camp offers a truly authentic island experience, bringing the magic of African safari to the Pacific islands. Adventure is at the heart of this camp, but luxury and comfort have certainly not been compromised. This is a stylish camp in an iconic Galapagos setting.
Accommodation:
La Pinta
La Pinta is a truly luxurious yacht; 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.