Isabela Tour

Santa Cruz

1 day




5 years old


Tour details

On this tour to the beautiful Isabela, we invite you to discover the incredible biodiversity and stunning landscapes of one of the largest and most fascinating islands in the archipelago. From observing Galapagos penguins to exploring unique volcanic formations and walking alongside giant tortoises, this journey promises a day full of adventures and unforgettable memories.

Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Penguins
  • Galapagos Sharks
  • Black and White-Tipped Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Lions
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins
  • Various Fish Species


  • Giant Tortoises
  • Flamingos
  • Blue-Footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds



mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for equipment testing, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tour includes:

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment







Life jacket


Meeting at the Agency and Departure

Start your day early and meet at our agency at 6:00 a.m. to begin this exciting adventure. Get ready for a day full of discoveries in the Galapagos Islands. The journey starts with a ferry departing at 7:00 a.m. from Santa Cruz, taking you to the stunning Isabela.

Exploration of Tintoreras

Upon arriving at Isabela, a naturalist guide will welcome you and take you to a group of islets known as Las Tintoreras. This place is famous for being home to Galapagos penguins and reef sharks. You’ll enjoy sightings of these beautiful birds and have great chances to encounter sea lions along the coasts. During the tour around the islets, you’ll be able to observe rays, sea turtles, reef sharks, colorful fish, and more. You’ll also disembark on one of the islets for a short walk along its shark channel, where you can observe the reef shark and capture impressive photos and videos. The adventure continues with a snorkeling session near the location.

Lunch at Isabela

After the activity at Tintoreras, you will return to Isabela’s port to enjoy a well-deserved lunch.

Visit to the Flamingo Lagoon

The next destination is the picturesque Flamingo Lagoon. You’ll have time to take photographs of these elegant pink birds in their natural environment.

Exploration of the Turtle Breeding Center

Conclude your day by visiting the Arnaldo Tupiza Tortoise Breeding Center. Here, you’ll be able to observe the impressive tortoises in conservation areas, learning about the efforts to protect and preserve these magnificent creatures.

Return to Puerto Ayora

Finally, you will return to Puerto Ayora around 5:30 p.m., depending on the ocean conditions. It has been a day filled with exciting experiences in the Galápagos Islands that you will remember forever.




Bring sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for your trip.


If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it the day before and leave it at the agency or on the day of the tour.


This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your Naturalist Guide in certain cases, depending on ocean conditions. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide the best and safest experience.
During the pandemic, we’ve implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily, and hand sanitizer is available at all times.


Tour price

Upon arrival in Isabela, a naturalist guide will pick you up and take you to the first site by boat from the bay to a group of islets called Tintoreras, known for being the habitat of the Galapagos penguin and blue sharks!



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