The landscape of Bartholomew Island is probably the most famous one in Galapagos. The moon-like topography and the striking Pinnacle Rock are the main characteristics of this central island.
Take the typical Galapagos picture by hiking from the rocky shore to the viewpoint. The trail counts more than 350 stairs but the effort is worth it. From the viewpoint, you have a delightful view of Bartholomew and surrounding islands.
The underwater topography of Bartholomew Island is equally fascinating as the land topography. The area around Pinnacle Rock is an excellent snorkeling site because fish hide and feed at the underwater rock formations. You also have the chance to snorkel with penguins because a small colony of Galapagos penguins lives in the area.

Highlights: Breathtaking landscape, excellent snorkeling, chance to see penguins
Permitted activities: Hiking, snorkeling, swimming
Tip: Lift one of the volcanic stones at the lower viewpoint close to the spatter cones.

Activities and visits may vary according to the cruise.