Today we visited Bartolome Island in the morning. We went for a walk to the top of the island to admire the most famous landscape of the Galapagos, Pinnacle Rock. We learned about volcanic formations and the origin of the archipelago. In the afternoon, we snorkeled at Chinese Hat Island. We had the chance to swim with sharks, turtles, penguins, and lots of big schools of fish. We finished our day with a Zodiac exploration to enjoy the beauty of the island’s coast.
National Geographic Endeavour II
Early in the morning, expedition leader Carlos Romero was waiting at the disembarkation deck for early risers who wanted to hike up to the top of Bartolome Island. This was an extraordinary walk that transported us back in time right to the beginning of it all in the Galapagos. In the afternoon, we explored the waters of Sombrero Chino Island. Our guests saw many tropical fish and the elusive Galapagos penguin up close. It was a wonderful experience in yet another beautiful location. Later in the afternoon, we went exploring with our Zodiacs and spotted several penguins fishing along with blue-footed boobies and pelicans.