This is the most spectacular way for visiting Isabela Island in one day. The water is shallow, calm, and very clear- a sea sanctuary. A series of lava flows have produced unique geological formations.
Las Tintoreras is one of the most well-known places of Isabela Island. This small islet receives its name from the reef sharks also known as white-tip sharks that can be seen swimming along with fish and sea lions in the channels when the tide is low. To get there we will need to navigate approximately 10 minutes from the port. The islet is mainly formed by lava rocks.
The Breeding Center is one of the most visited place in the area, is a good opportunity to see from baby tortoises to gigantic adult creatures!
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From the pier in Puerto Villamil, we will board a small boat for an approximate 15 minutes journey and ride along the bayside to observe the mythical penguis, blue footed boobies and more wildlife typical from the area.
You can disembark and walk a short distance to the Tintoreras Islet, where blue sharks can be observed resting at the bottom of the water channel. After this activity, you can snorkel (superficial diving) to admire the lava and coral formations and the animal life present, which includes Galapagos penguins, sea lions, blue-footed bobbies, sea turtles and a great variety of tropical fish.
Activities: Short walk, snorkel (superficial diving), and wildlife observation.
Landing Type: Dry landing.
Wildlife: Galapagos sharks, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, blue-footed booby, sea turtles and a great variety of tropical fishes, rays, sharks, and pelicans.
Departure Location: Upon arrival from Santa Cruz a guide will pick you up and provide instructions about the different activities programmed.
Return Location: Drop off at the local pier to board the ferry and start your journey back to Santa Cruz Island.