Isabela Daily Tour

Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10
Isabela Daily Tour
Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

1 review

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

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!

*These prices are not fixed, due to the season or high demand they may vary.

What’s included

  • Naturalist guide
    Certified bilingual guide
  • Lunch
    Made with local ingredients from land and sea served directly to your table
  • Snorkel gear
    Mask, tube and flippers suited to your size are included for swimming activities
  • Towels
  • Activities
    Described in itinerary
  • soft and alcoholic drink
    We suggest to bring money for bar conssumption
  • Tips
    Tipping is common practice on board. Is suggested to bring cash if you wish to tip crew
  • Wetsuit
    Wetsuits are available for rent upon request (10 usd per wetsuit)


Isabela Daily Tour
Isabela Island

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.

Your Organizer

Sphera Galapagos Travel Collection
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Sphera Galapagos is a Travel Agency born in the Galapagos Islands from the experience of two professionals living in the islands for more than 20 years. We are specialists in cruises, land tours, scuba diving trips, and more activities related to your stay on the islands.


We had a great time
By Shinji H for Santa Cruz II Yacht North Adventure 5 days-4 nights on 26 May, 2022