Rabida & Bartholomew Islands
This morning, you will sail along the south coast of Santiago Island, to Rábida Island which is famous for its red beach. You will alternate between a panga ride along around the island and walks along the beach to see several species of finches, mockingbirds, iguanas and sea lions. Visit the salt pond where flamingos nest - make sure you have your camera at the ready. Enjoy rides on the glass-bottomed boat, or take a swim in the sea.
In the afternoon you will sail around the tiny island of Bartholomew (Bartolomé). Board the dinghies which will take you to the shore. There is an optional 375-foot climb on a wooden staircase to the summit, to enjoy a panoramic view of the landmark Pinnacle Rock, at the bottom there is a small colony of Galapagos penguins. You can take a ride in the glass bottomed boat to get a different view of the marine life below and if you are lucky, you may spot the dolphins that live in this area.