Santiago Island, Bartolome, and Sombrero Chino

Jun 21, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II


Today we visited two areas surrounding Santiago island in the north - central area of the Galapagos archipelago. Early in the morning we landed on Bartolome Island, one of the most iconic landscapes of the Galapagos. Here we had the opportunity to snorkel and use our glass-bottom boat to explore the undersea world of this small island. In the afternoon, we sailed to Sombrero Chino, a volcanic cinder cone of spectacular beauty. Here we had a second outing of snorkeling. The wonderful landscape and unique creatures on Sombrero Chino gave us many good opportunities for photography and birdwatching. After a full and active day, we were ready to enjoy a delicious barbecue on the top deck with an astonishing view of the volcanic landscape of Santiago Island.

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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