A favorite stop on any Galapagos itinerary because of its unique geological characteristics, reach Sullivan Bay on the southeastern end of Santiago Island by wet landing this morning and embark on a hike across a wild terrain of volcanic features. This stretch of Santiago Island was carpeted in flowing lava following an eruption in the early 1900s, formulating a relatively young landscape. Well preserved due to its remote location, you will have the opportunity to observe Sullivan Bay's collapsed craters, hornitos or lava ovens, and experience hardened lava flow and pahoehoe - ropy lava, beneath your feet. Indulge in snacks and refreshing beverages onboard the Alya before lunch.
After a wet landing at the beach, follow your guide on a 114-meter footpath to the summit of Bartolome Island to discover the pioneering plants of tiquilia, scalesia and chamaesyce that inhabit this region. Budget time to revel in the sweeping views of Santiago, Rabida and Isabela Islands from atop Bartolome, and follow along a path that leads to the south beach, winding through mangrove swamps and sand dune vegetation. Make your way to the north beach, where you have a leisurely time to swim and snorkel off the pristine shores of the island. Visit the Galapagos' iconic Pinnacle Rock before dinner on board, a highly anticipated attraction of the Enchanted Islands for its opportunity to spot penguins.
Dinner and night onboard.
- Breakfast onboard
- Lunch onboard
- Dinner onboard