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Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) – Galapagos

Sombrero Chino (Chinese Hat) – Galapagos

Located just off the southeast tip of James Island, this island owes its name to its shape. A truly beautiful island, surrounded by crystal clear waters, this is a great location for sea lions. Perhaps more than any other site, this islet gives you a sense of Galapagos volcanic origins as the beautiful white beach gives way to an almost primeval landscape of volcanic rubble.

Activities: Hiking (0.3 mi. / 0.4km) Snorkelling & Kayaking.

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Type of Landing: Wet landing

Highlights & Animals: Walk along the shore visiting a small colony of Galapagos Sea Lions. Penguins. Snorkel: Penguins, Reef sharks, Parrotfish, Puffers.

  • Galapagos Penguin Chinese Hat
  • Galapagos sea lion pup
  • Galapagos Sea Lion
  • Snorkelling Galapagos Penguins
  • Snorkelling Sombrero Chino
  • Sombrero Chino Galapagos