Bartolome and Rabida Islands

Mar 04, 2019 - National Geographic Islander


Today we visited Bartolome Island, one of the most iconic in the archipelago. Its reputation comes from the high volcanic activity. Our guests climbed to the very top of the island for a pre-breakfast activity, and afterward went to Rabida or “Red Island,” where we snorkeled, kayaked, and explored at large the colorful and diverse underwater world surrounding us.

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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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Eric Barnes

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