Cabo Rosa Galapagos aka Los Tuneles in Isabela Island, Natural Lava Rock formations!
- Embark on a must-do day trip to one of the most bio diverse sites in Galapagos.
- Ideal for snorkeling due to its crystal-clear and shallow waters..
- See Blue footed Boobies nests and their newborn. (depend of the seasons)
- Habitat of the Galapagos Sharks as know as Tintoreras.
- Cabo Rosa Galapagos aka. Los Tuneles was formed by lava.
|SHARED DEPARTURE||Every day|
|DEPARTURE LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Puerto Villamil)|
|RETURN LOCATION||Hotel or Hostal of you accommodation (Puerto Villamil)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Around 08.00 am|
|DURATION||4 – 5 Hours Approximately|
|WEAR||Water, light clothing, waterproof jackets, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, wetsuit, mosquito repellent.|
|INCLUDED|| Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation – pick up/ drop off at hotel.
Snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins).
|NOT INCLUDED|| Wetsuit.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)
Description Tour: Cabo Rosa Galapagos.
The lava formations that look like tunnels are a marine paradise inhabited by varied endemic Galapagos species. This site is home to sea turtles, albatrosses, flamingos, iguanas, sea lions, blue-footed boobies, royal frigate, manta rays, penguins, sea lions, sea turtles, a variety of birds, lobsters, sea snakes, among other species.
The tour starts either at 7:30 or 10:30 am from your hotel of stay in Puerto Villamil, Isabela. The first stop is Roca Union a small islet located in the open sea where you can catch sight of pelicans, blue-footed boobies and Nazca Boobies and, occasionally, sea lions resting on the rocks. Finados snorkeling site is the next stop, where you can swim next to sea turtles, white-tipped sharks (endemic to the islands), trumpetfish and surgeon fish. With some luck, eagle and golden rays will come to this site too.
Getting to Los Tuneles will take around 1 ½ – 2 hrs. Once there, the speedboat will navigate through various spots in and around the Lava Tunnels. Here you get the chance to do some more snorkeling and enjoy some short walks while observing the landscape and wildlife inhabiting the area. A box lunch will be provided at midday. Return time to Puerto Villamil is estimated around 3:00 PM.
What to Expect:
Location: Uninhabited islet located 1 hour from Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island
Wildlife & Vegetation: Galapagos Sea Lions, Marine iguanas, Lava lizards, Seahorses, Zayapas, Green Sea Turtles, White-Tipped Sharks, rays, tropical birds, blue-footed boobies, Nazca Booby, Brown pelicans, Cactus finches.
Difficulty Level: Beginner-Level. Short hike over lava rocks. Open water snorkeling.
Activities: Short hike, snorkeling.