Tintoreras Tour

Isabela

1 day

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years old

Age

Tour details

This journey will immerse you in the stunning marine biodiversity of the Galápagos and lead you to discover a paradise of marine life. From sightings of whitetip reef sharks to encounters with playful sea lions, this tour promises an unforgettable experience in the crystal-clear waters of Tintoreras. No previous experience is required, just an adventurous spirit and the willingness to explore this unique ecosystem in the world.

Wildlife you’ll have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Penguins
  • Whitetip Sharks
  • Sea Turtles
  • Stingrays
  • Starfish
  • Sea Urchins

Birds

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigatebirds
  • Lava Herons

Equipment:

Fins

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:

Towels

Life jacket

Naturalist guide

Transportation

Snorkel equipment

Itinerary:

Meeting at the Agenc

All passengers must be at the agency promptly at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the tour to commence this exciting adventure. Get ready for a day filled with exploration and discoveries on Isabela Island.

Start of the Navigation

At 10:00 a.m., we will head to the dock to begin our navigation towards a beautiful natural bay near Puerto Villamil. Here, our journey filled with astonishing landscapes and marine life will commence.

Sighting Panga Ride
Once in the bay, we will enjoy a 30-minute panga ride. From the comfort of our boat, you’ll be able to spot an impressive variety of seabirds, such as lava herons, blue-footed boobies, penguins, pelicans, frigatebirds, as well as rays and turtles. Our naturalist guide will provide detailed information about these fascinating creatures and the unique flora of the region.
Exploration at Tintoreras Islet

Our next stop will take us to Tintoreras Islet, where we will enjoy a guided walk of approximately 40 minutes. Accompanied by our naturalist guide, we’ll learn about the local flora and fauna, observing whitetip reef sharks, colonies of iguanas, and playful sea lions.

Preparation for Snorkeling Activity

After our walk, we’ll return to the boat to prepare with our snorkeling gear. It’s time to dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Galápagos

Exciting Snorkeling Activity

The snorkeling activity will last approximately 45 minutes, during which you’ll have the opportunity to swim alongside sea lions, eagle rays, a varied range of tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, and whitetip reef sharks. Discover the unique underwater world of the Galápagos as you immerse yourself in its crystal-clear waters.

Back to the port

After a day filled with adventures and natural wonders, our return to the port is scheduled for around 12:30 p.m. This timing may vary based on ocean conditions, so be prepared to take with you unforgettable memories of this day on Isabela Island.

Gallery:

Recommendations:

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

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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.

Conditions:

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The tour can also be conducted in the afternoon, starting at 2:00 p.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m.

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

$95

Tour price

Departure from the boat heading to a natural bay near Puerto Villamil, we will do a panga ride of approximately 30 min to carry out the activity of watching seabirds such as: lava herons, blue-footed boobies, penguins, pelican, frigate, we can also observe rays and turtles from the boat. 

 

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