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Las Tintoreras

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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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+593 5-252-9229
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USD 230.00*
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras
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Amazing birds, sea creatures and nature.Snorkel/kayak trip. Wow!

We booked a two hour kayak/snorkel. We had a guide and it was just us on the trip. Kayaking was amazing--we saw blue footed boobys, penguins, swimming sea turtles and a huge big... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine E
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a two hour kayak/snorkel. We had a guide and it was just us on the trip. Kayaking was amazing--we saw blue footed boobys, penguins, swimming sea turtles and a huge big manta ray swam by. Water is such an incredible color of turquoise and so clear and clean. Snorkeled in a small cove and was saw sea turtles,... More 

Thank Catherine E
Princeton, New Jersey
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the boat tour to Tintoreras and had a great guide--Javier. He directed the boat to close viewing of penguins and blue-footed boobies. On land, we saw many baby iguanas, a yellow-crowned night heron and smaller heron, a white-tipped shark, and sea lions. There are beautiful views, and the landscape is dramatic--lava and mangrove. The snorkeling was less spectacular--some... More 

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Piermont, New York
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182 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many tours that start later in the day but this is one of them.. a short boat trip to am Island in the bay afforded us tge viewing of penguins, sea lions, sea turtles and various birds. Once in the island, add iguana's, sharks. And more of the above. This trip included snorkeling where we swam next... More 

1 Thank joeyrm7
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a kayak, snorkel, and tevas we could have done this in the bay without a guide. This is the only tour that I could have done myself.

Thank 1D_Vo
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We went with Pahoehoe for the afternoon kayak after we did Los Tuneles in the morning so we were exhausted. It was a small group of (10) and all double kayaks. We went nice and easy along the coast. Our guide was knowledgeable and pulled us together often to explain things we were seeing in the harbor or on the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Obviously there is not so much to do in Isabela, but we absolutely loved Tintoreras, including the snorkeling. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and give great explanations about the history.

Thank Serge O
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A short boat trip from Isabella, this little island offers snorkeling, treks, and lots of wildlife viewing. Add it to your list of "to dos" when visiting the Galapagos.

Thank Ray W
Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Arranged a kayak trip that departed the beach at 3pm. Nice easy paddle as the Tintoreras are only across the bay. Saw a penguin, turtles, white tip shark, rays, puffer fish, etc. This is one of the few tours you can do late in the day. Most leave 7am and so this one works well for the first day of... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Took a boat ride and saw penguins, blue footed boobys and iguanas. The we snorkeled and saw some fish in warm waters. Nice secluded spot. Wear a life jacket.

Thank MarySt54
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182 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

We placed a lot of relevance to this visit, as it allowed us to see some of the must see species, like the penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and blue-footed boobies. The boat was simple but functional, and we had a great guide, Minino.

Thank marklaseve

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