Bartholomew and Rabida Islands

Jul 23, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


We started our day at Bartholomew Islet on the west coast of Santiago Island. We landed with first light and made our way to the highest point on the islet to take in the scenery of nearby Pinnacle Rock. Conditions for snorkeling were excellent and our guests took advantage of the opportunity right after breakfast. 

For lunch we had an Ecuadorian feast. Later, we moved to Rabida Island where we had our second snorkeling of the day, and our first chance for kayaking. We finished the day walking on Rabida’s red pebble beach amongst resting Galapagos sea lions.

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Benjamin Ayala

Naturalist

Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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