Today we want to explore Tintoreras, a set of small islets within Villamil's bay. We leave from the port in a smaller boat for up to 15 people. We cross into the bay and start looking among the lava rocks, looking for sea birds, Galapagos Penguins and the Blue Footed Boobies. The island of Isabela is the northernmost point to find wild penguins - the only tropical penguin on the planet that nests in the northern hemisphere. After a 30-minute boat ride we get off the boat and start a hike. We walk through the lava landscape among big colonies of marine iguanas (seasonal). In the end of the hike we find the lava tubes where we can find White tip reef sharks resting in the calm waters. Then a short hike back to the boat. In the open bay we have the chance to try some snorkeling. We can see sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, and various species of rays. A much-appreciated trip.

5 Hours Available on request
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Tourguide in English/Spanish
  • Boat use to tintoreras
  • Snorkelgear (not fins)

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Water & drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

What makes this tour special
  • We will look for Galapagos Penguins
  • Snorkel in the bay of Tintoreras
  • Sharkspooting in the lavatunnels
  • Interact with the Marine Iguanas (seasonal)
  • Opportunities to see Galapagos Penguins, eagle Rays, sea lions, Sharks, Marin iguanas. 

13:30. Tour starts from Parque San Fransisco

14:00. Embark our vessel 

14:20. Pass by La Loberia to explore the local sea lion colony 

14:40. Back to the island of Santa Cruz

15:00. Disembark for a hike to Playa Los Perros

15:30. Back in the boat to go for some snorkling

16:00. Disembark for a hike to Las grietas

17:00. Back to Puerto Ayora again.

Tour itinerary and times are preliminary. Can be changes in case of wether or national park services.