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Las Tintoreras

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our afternoon in Las Tintoreras was the best tour that we did of the several during our week in the Galapagos. On the approach to the islet by boat we saw penguins, blue footed boobies and a solitary cormorant, along with the ubiquitous sea lions...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

There are a lot of things to see in this area, marine iguanas, penguins, sharks, sea lions, various fish, and sea turtles. We saw all of these things, but our guide gave zero instructions for snorkeling and the large group of people with no experience...More

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 18 August 2018

It was our first foray into the waters so very spectacular when you see your very first marine turtle. So much fun... Our guide was named David and he was so friendly, informative and fun. I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thank Lareine R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Tintoreras are like dogs in the water.They are white tip sharks, you will visit and see a place where you can swim with caution with Tintoreras. Amazing experience.

Thank jmgdl
Reviewed 29 July 2018

I explored Las Tintoreras with a small group and guide. I very much enjoyed seeing the flora and fauna and learning about the area. We later snorkeled, which was wonderful. I just wish I had taken a waterproof camera so I could have taken pictures...More

Thank Madnike
Reviewed 15 July 2018

So thrilled that at the very beginning of this tour we had the penguins. They were on some nearby rocks along with some blue footed boobies, but they soon jumped in the water and swam all around our boat for several minutes. What a treat!

Thank crazy4travel01
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The place is made of volcanic rock, there are black iguanas, lots of birds, sharks, don't miss this place. It is a good place to snorkel.

Thank Lulu1984
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Maybe it was just the weather that day, but I found this area to be average at best. The water was murky and choppy, very little in the way of wildlife (by Galapagos standards, anyway), and there was too much port traffic. Go to los...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you find yourself ashore on Isabella, and you should if you can, then this is where you will snorkel or dive. The sealife is amazingly plentiful and varied. Sea turtles will swim with you, the sea lions will check you out, the fish are...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

My daughter and I wanted to kayak, snorkel and see wildlife but not with a big group. We signed up for a tour with Archi Travel where we were fitted for wet suits, (but then we deceided we didn’t really need them) fins, snorkels and...More

Thank gator33
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30 December 2017|
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Response from Deewee32 | Reviewed this property |
Good sneakers are fine.
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Wendy I | Reviewed this property |
With locals. There are so many, and can adapt according to the number of people in your group, the time you have available, etc.
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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