Los Tuneles Snorkeling Tour

Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

SG
1 review
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10
Los Tuneles Snorkeling Tour
Isabela Island, Galápagos, Ecuador

1 review

$NaN
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

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.


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)

Itinerary

Los Tuneles Snorkel Tour
Isabela Island

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).


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SG
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.

Reviews

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