Bartholomew and Rabida Islands

Jun 25, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

This morning we explored Bartholomew Islet on the west coast of Santiago Island. Before breakfast we made our way to the highest point on the islet to take in the scenery. After a snorkeling briefing we kitted out and took to the waters of Sullivan Bay. During our Ecuadorian feast for lunch we moved to Rabida Island, where we had our second snorkeling of the day from the beach. We finished the day walking on Rabida’s red sand beach amongst resting Galapagos sea lions as we watched the sunset.

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Benjamin Ayala


Ben is a German-Ecuadorian naturalist guide who grew up on San Cristobal, the eastern-most island of the Galápagos Archipelago, home to the political capital of the province.

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