Bartholomew and Sombrero Chino Islands

Nov 22, 2018 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Our morning began at 6:30 with an invigorating hike to the summit of Bartholomew Island. Our guests enjoyed the beautiful light and landscapes as we ascended, and from the very top, we were treated to a breathtaking view of the surrounding islands and the very iconic Pinnacle Rock.

In the afternoon, we visited an area known as Sombrero Chino that translates to Chinese Hat, which is an eroded volcanic cone surrounded by crystalline turquoise waters.  

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Socrates Tomala

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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