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Las Tintoreras

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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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This was a snorkeling tour and then we land to see all the iguanas. There were SO MANY of them. It was a very good tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a snorkeling tour and then we land to see all the iguanas. There were SO MANY of them. It was a very good tour.

Thank slovak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our Tintoreras tour we snorkeled with green sea turtles, marine iguanas, sea lions, TONS of colorful fish and white tipped sharks. On the boat ride there, we saw blue-footed boobies, frigate birds, and Galapagos penguins! Being this close to nature was breathtaking. Taking a walk along the volcanic island was also neat. SO many marine iguanas and we got... More 

Thank Miranda R
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small island is a very rough volcanic lava island with lots of juvenile and adult marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs, lava lizards, and a great place to watch white tip reef sharks.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Las Tintoreras in a 2.5h tour. Although the site is just off the harbor of the city, one can only go by boat to get to the outside of the rocks, and a registered guide is required. But our guide was very nice and informative, so I found the tour very good. First we stop to see... More 

Thank masoares
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun tour. Just got into Isabela and had time to go on this tour. It does not take more than a few hours. Snorkel and walking tour along with a boat tour around the area. They took us around to find the penguins and slowed and got close so we could take pictures.

Thank Joe G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed a private tour here by one of Galapagos' top naturalists . It looks like a magical sculpture garden of frozen lava peaks coated with white deposits from sea shells and minerals in the ocean. Lots of baby marine iguanas can be seen with spectacular adults, since no hawks fly here to eat the babies.

Thank Coralreefgirl
Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as amazing as los tuneles but had a great experience! We saw lots of marine turtles, sting rays, a macho sea lion and beautiful fish! The walk to see the marine iguanas was great and loved the penguin watching. Went with rosedelco tours

Thank Katana107
tyne and wear
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip, after a disastrous trip to los tuneles we were a bit worried about this tour but had a totally different experience. We walked amongst lots of iguanas, saw reef tips basking, penguins sunning themselves and then later we snorkelled the area and found more sharks, rays and sea turtles! The snorkeling on the los tuneles... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

40$ per person sea kayak trip through the Tintoreras reef/islets. Lasts about 2-3 hours, and for those wanting a tiny bit of exercise with their marine adventure this is perfect. We saw sea turtles from the kayak and snorkeling, a Galapagos serpent on the sea bottom (locally called the Moreno), sea lions, a multitude of fish, several small rays (agila... More 

Thank James W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

To view in one blink of an eye a marine iguana and a blue-footed booby hanging out on the lava rocks of the Tintoreras, and then to see penguins cooling their heels in the mangroves is an amazing experience. And then to get set for a snorkel excursion in the lagoon with pacific green turtles swimming right by you, and... More 

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