Lava Tunnels Tour


1 day




5 years old


Tour details

This tour will take you to one of the most unique and amazing places on the islands. From the agency, you will depart early in the morning to embark on an exciting experience. During this excursion, you will have the opportunity to venture into volcanic tunnels and explore an underwater world teeming with marine life. No previous experience is required, just a curiosity to discover the natural beauty of the Galápagos.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Marine Iguanas
  • Sea Turtles
  • Variety of Tropical Fish
  • Stingrays
  • Sea Lions
  • Lobsters
  • Octopuses
  • Whitetip Shark
  • Seahorses


  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Lava Lizards


Short wetsuit


mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

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

Tour includes:






Life jacket

Naturalist guide

Snorkel equipment



Meeting at the Agency

All passengers must be at the agency by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:30 a.m., we will head to the Pier, where you’ll meet your naturalist guide and commence your navigation towards Cabo Rosa.

Scenic Navigation

During the navigation, you’ll have the chance to enjoy sightings of sea turtles and various bird species. We will pass very close to a rock called ‘La Unión,’ located in open sea, where you can observe pelicans, blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and sea lions resting around the rock.

Exploration of Cabo Rosa and Its Volcanic Formations

After this brief stop, we’ll sail for approximately 20 minutes towards Cabo Rosa, also known as ‘The Tunnels.’ In this stunning location, we’ll observe various volcanic formations. Our naturalist guide will provide a briefing and detailed information about the place and the surrounding animals.

Hike and Snorkeling at 'El Finado

We will continue with a hike until we reach the site called ‘El Finado,’ where we will carry out our snorkeling activity. Here, we can observe a wide variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, eagle rays, marine iguanas, lava lizards, whitetip sharks, and, most notably, the site’s most striking species, the seahorse.

Return to Puerto Villamil

After concluding our activities, we will board our vessel to return to Puerto Villamil. The return to the port is scheduled for around 1:15 p.m., depending on ocean conditions.




Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for the trip.


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



The tour can also be conducted in the afternoon, starting at 11:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m.

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 you with the best and safest experience.
In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.


Tour price

Departure from the boat to Cabo Rosa located south-west of Puerto Villamil . In this place we will enjoy and discover a marine world full of flora and fauna.



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