Bartolome Island

Pinnacle Rock

It is a tiny island of just 1,2 sqkm2 and offers one of the most photographed sites in Galapagos - Pinnacle Rock, an eroded tuff cone. A 30 minutes climb to the summit of a once active volcano offers a panoramic view of Sullivan Bay. The view is educational as well as inspiring, featuring lava formations – spatter cones and lava tubes.


On this island there is an excellent opportunity to snorkel from the beach that lines the northern shore. Frequently, penguins are spotted in this area. Take a walk through mangroves to the southern beach. Here, you may find mating sea turtles and white tipped sharks close to shore.

Some of the species that we can find here are the Galapagos penguin, lava lizard, Galapagos grasshopper, sea turtle, Galapagos shark. Plants like tiquilia, chamaesyle plants, scalesia stewartii, brachycereus cactus, red mangrove, scutia pauiflora, maytenus octogana.

Travel guide

Adventure lovers will be keen to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon or to climb one of the country’s volcanoes. This tiny country packs a lot of punch and this travel guide can help you make the most of your trip.

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Susan & John Mato / Orwingsburg, PA-USA
2008-05-26, 09:12
Great itinerary,full of activities but not tiring. All the naturalist and guides where outstanding. The selected accommodations were excellent. Our trip was excellent and more than we expected.Thank you for doing such a great trip.

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Accommodation, all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) all guides excursions: Bird watching, swimming & tubing, Kayaking & canoeing, fishing, Achuar community visit, land and air transportation...

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