Bartolomé & Sombrero Chino

Feb 27, 2020 - National Geographic Endeavour II

Today we explored the central part of the archipelago, right next to the island of Santiago. This is the island where Darwin spent most of his time while he was in the Galapagos, and it’s home to a small colony of Galapagos penguins! We began our day by hiking to the top of a tuff cone known as the islet of Bartolomé, named after the First Officer of HMS Beagle!

With a focus on geology, the hike ended with an amazing scenic view of Pinnacle Rock. The rest of the morning we had time in the water with penguins, rays, and sharks. In the evening, we had photography and Darwin lectures onboard, and then jumped into the water again and kayaked in Sombrero Chino. We ended the day with a sunset Zodiac cruise to photograph and learn all about Galapagos penguins with our naturalists. What an amazing day in the Galapagos!

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Anahí Concari


Anahí grew up in a small house by the beach in the Galápagos Islands. Along with her best friend, she used to wander during the days around mangrove trees, becoming a different animal every day. She used to camp on solitary beaches, snorkel with sharks, dive with her uncle, a local dive instructor, and sail around the islands with her free spirit neighbors, learning about nature with her own hands, eyes and ears.  

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