Tintoreras Kayak Tour

$85

The Isabela Turtle Breeding Center is located 1.5 km from Puerto Villamil, in this Breeding Center the Galapagos of the populations of Isabela Sur (Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul Volcanoes) are reproducing in captivity: Cazuela, Cinco Hills, Roca Unión, San Pedro, Tablas and Cerro Paloma.

 

What You Will Probably See

Pelicans, Blue-footed Booby, Manta Rays, Lizards, Marine Iguanas, Sea Turtles, Variety of Tropical Fish, Stingrays, Wolves, Lobsters, Octopuses, Seahorses, Frigates, Penguins, Lava Herons, Pointed Shark White.

 

Itinerary

All passengers must arrive at the agency at 8h00, where we will prepare everyone with the snorkeling equipment, which includes a short wetsuit, fins and a mask and snorkel.

At 8h30, we will go to our first point of visit, The Arnaldo Tupiza Turtle Breeding Center.

The Isabela Turtle Breeding Center is located 1.5 km from Puerto Villamil, in this Breeding Center the Galapagos of the populations of Isabela Sur (Sierra Negra and Cerro Azul Volcanoes) are reproducing in captivity: Cazuela, Cinco Hills, Roca Unión, San Pedro, Tablas and Cerro Paloma. The turtles feed three times a week, basing their diet on otoy and hookah plants. The water is taken from small artificial lagoons that exist within the corrals, also the Breeding Center has beautiful gardens composed of native plants, such as manzanillo, carob, , palo santo, cat’s claw, hawthorn, chala, horse’s knee, cotton, , muyuyo, rooster , myrtle, chililica and Galapagos margarita.

La Poza Escondida is a stone and wood path where the main attraction is the mangrove forest and at the end of this there is a pool, the pool of flamingos, we will rest in this area for a few moments to carry out the bird watching activity In this case specifically flamingos, it is also possible to different endemic birds and species typical of the area.

Once our activities are finished in these places we go to the bay of Puerto Villamil, we will board our water transport, in this case the kayak and we will paddle to the Tintoreras, during the journey it is possible to see frigates, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, lava gulls, sea ​​lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas.

Bordering the rocks of the site it is possible to see the famous Galapagos penguins, at all times our naturalist guide will explain to us about the site and all the species in the area, then we will rest and do our snorkeling activity around Tintoreras, here we can appreciate a diversity of fish tropical, rays, turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, octopus, prawns, whitetip shark, blacktip shark.

After our activities we are boarding  our kayak to start our return to Puerto Villamil.

The return to the port is at approximately 12h30 , depending on the ocean conditions

* This itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and its naturalist guide. In certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.

* In light of the pandemic, we will implement strict cleaning policies. Each snorkeling  equipment will be completely sanitized between uses, and the agency and the  kayaks will be cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times.

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Natural Guide

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Snorkeling Equipment

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Kayak

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Transportation and Box Lunch

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