Hiking – Snorkeling
Trip Style
4 – 5 Hours
Isabela Island
Trip Type



Tintoreras Galapagos Snorkeling Tour in Isabela Island!


  • Comprises one of the most amazing snorkeling sites in Isabela
  • Possibility to watch Tintoreras Sharks and Stingrays.
  •  Blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and sea lions also inhabit this spot.
  • Catch sight of penguins playing and nesting depending of the time of the year.

DEPARTURE LOCATION Dock (Puerto Villamil)
RETURN LOCATION Dock (Puerto Villamil)
DURATION  2 – 3 Hours Approximately
WEAR Water, light clothing, waterproof jackets, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, wetsuit, mosquito repellent.
INCLUDED Bilingual Professional Guide.
Snorkeling equipment.
Pick up/ drop off at hotel of stay
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Description Tour: Tintoreras Galapagos Snorkeling Tour.

Embark on a short navigation to Las Tintoreras, a chain of small islets located in the south of Puerto Villamil, Isabela. This bio diverse site is home to hite-tipped sharks (Tintoreras), sea lions, marine turtle, iguanas, manta rays, and more.

Be ready at San Vicente Hotel 20 minutes prior to departure time (informed upon trip confirmation) to have enough time to try on your snorkeling equipment (mask, tube and fins).

Afterwards, go to the meeting point of the tour at the Puerto Villamil Dock (transfer to this spot is not included) in order to embark on small speedboats (12 passenger capacity) towards Tintoreras. After a short ride (approx. 15 min.), arrive at Tintoreras Islet. The name of the islet derives from the sharks that inhabit in the waters surrounding the islet, the famous white-tipped fins Tintorera Sharks. The islet is one of the most fascinating places on Isabela Island.

Galapagos sea lionsmarine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, sea turtles, pelicans, and Galapagos Penguins can all be found in this site. It is also one of main breeding sites for marine iguanas, and a great spot to get a close-up with them. After a hike around the islet, get back on the boat and cool off by snorkeling in the waters nearby. Swimming next to multicolor fish, starfish, sea urchins, and with luck stingrays, sharks, and sea lions is a major highlight in this excursion. Return to the dock.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at Isabela Island (Puerto Villamil) one day prior to departure.

What to Expect:

Location: South of Isabela Island. 15 minutes in boat from Puerto Villamil’s pier.
Wildlife: Sea Lions, Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Sea Turtles, Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish.
Difficulty Level: Moderate – some hiking on a rocky path.
Activities: Short hike, snorkeling, swimming.

Tintoreras Galapagos

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