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Las Tintoreras

#2 of 17 things to do in Puerto Villamil Features Animals
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
+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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Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

Thank Asummer7
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank joeyrm7
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
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...More

Thank AnnaLtravels
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Byron S
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
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
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We hired Pahoehoe to take us kayaking the Las Tintoreras. Our assigned naturalist, Ricardo, was very knowledgeable. We saw small Galapagos sharks, schools of barracudas, swam with penguins and sea turtles. It was my first time in a kayak so I opted to go in...More

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What can I expect to pay for a tour to Las Tintoreras and do the tour guides take credit cards or should I expect to pay in US dollars? many thanks
11 September 2015|
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Response from JanSNJ | Reviewed this property |
We paid about $45 per person. You can pay by credit but they charge extra, about 20%. The person who said there is an ATM is wrong - there is no bank or ATM on Isabela. Best to take lots of cash. The Tintoreras tour is... More
Hello does anyone know the current price of the Las Tintoreras tour on Isabela?
22 January 2015|
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Response from SimplyBrilliant | Reviewed this property |
Melinda - I just realized you also live on our gorgeous island. PM me and i would be happy to share all of our info with you. 12 days, 3 islands, all land based. Good luck!
Has anyone organised a tour to the Tintoreras once on Isabela, and had a knowledgeable guide? Also, can you hire snorkelling equipment and wetsuits on Isabela or do you have to bring them?
16 January 2015|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
i was there in Sept. You can book tours on the island including to Tintoreras, although read my review about Tintoreras as i dont think its worth the time or money. I booked all my tours with a local agency before i arrived... More