Play with Penguins
Land at Puerto Egas on Santiago Island, and hike along an old salt-mining road to the Fur Seal Grottos, beautiful tide pools and caves where penguins sleep and play. Ask to see "Darwin's Toilet," a cool lava tube. This afternoon, sail to Bartolome Island for a hot, hour-long hike up the 40-plus-foot summit for beautiful views of Pinnacle Rock and Sullivan Bay. Afterward, take a panga out to the snorkeling grounds, where you'll spot harmless whitetip reef sharks and ** **Galápagos penguins. Bring bug spray — the horseflies are bad on the beach.