This is the most spectacular site for snorkelling in Isabela Island. The water is shallow, calm, and very clear- a sea sanctuary. A series of lava flows have produced unique geological formations, a series of arcs and tunnels underneath and above the water- a habitat for many local Galapagos Species. The entrance to the site is shallow and the waves can be strong, for this reason, the access can be complicated.
There is an extension of 800 meters and an average temperature between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. The large quantities of seabirds such as the Albatros, Flamingos, Blue Footed Boobies, the magnificent frigate bird, are on the banks, where you can also see distinct species feeding such as the tortoises, iguanas, sea lions, manta rays, penguins, lobsters, and sea snakes. In a geographic context of countless colors and textures due to the different types of volcanic lava, and the colorful desert vegetation which includes Xerophitic plants among: cactus, "Palo Santo" (holy wood), and carob trees.
*These prices are not fixed, due to the season or high demand they may vary.
From the pier in Puerto Villamil, we will board a speedboat for an approximate one-hour journey to reach the Cabo Rosa lava tunnels, locally known as ‘The Tunnels’.
Once we have arrived to our destination, we can snorkel (superficial diving) to admire the lava and coral formations and the animal life present, which includes Galapagos sharks, Galapagos penguins, sea lions, blue-footed bobbies, sea turtles and a great variety of tropical fish.
Afterwards, we will navigate a short distance to Finados, another snorkeling site where blue sharks, trumpet fish, surgeon fish, and with a little bit of luck, golden and eagle rays can be observed. After this activity, we will return to Puerto Villamil.
Activities: Short walk, snorkel (superficial diving), and wildlife observation.
Landing Type: Wet.
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:Hotel pick up or Meeting Point (depends on provider at the moment of booking).
Return Location:Hotel pick up or Meeting Point (depends on provider at the moment of booking).