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Las Tintoreras

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Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
+593 5-252-9229
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“marine iguanas” (110 reviews)
“fish” (42 reviews)
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
+593 5-252-9229
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a guided walk, then snorkeling. Great chance to view iguanas, a blue footed booby (not breeding season), reef heron, egret, other herons, reef sharks and sea lion rookery. Snorkeling was great with sea turtle, manta and variety of fish. They time the guide...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 6 days ago

A boat trip to Las Tintoreras is a great chance to view the local wildlife. The island is not inhabited by humans but is home to hundreds of marine iguanas. It wasn't breeding season when I visited so the adults were mostly hanging out in...More

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a day trip here in July and saw so many iguanas it was insane. It was a nice trip and great if you also go snorkleing because there are lots of reef sharks in the area too. We saw boobies, penguins, and many...More

Thank renee94903
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I am always reticent to do the "touristy" things, especially in a place like Galapagos (especially on Isabela). However, this was a really fun tour and although it's slightly pricey, we found it to be worth it. We snorkeled at the beginning of the tour....More

Thank Alma R
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went as part of a scuba tour. We went in April, and I recommend at least a rash suit because of the sun. There is no amount of sunblock that would help imo. We enjoyed seeing the wildlife - turtles, fish, iguanas, birds. We...More

Thank cup-of-jo
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The title says it all. This is an amazing location to see marine iguanas...thousands of them. It is very hot on the island so come prepared with lots of water.

Thank Deewee32
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We asked the agency if we could rent a wetsuit, but the guy told us that normally people don't use it. When we approached the place where we would be snorkeling everybody in our group started pulling out their wetsuits and for good reason! The...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We saw thousands of baby marine iguanas and several adults too. The guide pointed out their nests and some old eggshells. There were also lots of Sally Lightfoot crabs. Several sea lions were lying around on the rocks but our favourite experience was watching a...More

Thank hayley c
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were there with 3 kids and they had a great time snorkeling with a lot of sharks and turtles, Can not be missed!

Thank DaniK74
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Las Tintoreras is a super-short boat ride from Puerto Villamil, and suddenly you are in another world. We hiked for about an hour, and I was amazed at the variety of rock formations, vegetation, lichen and more. The baby marine iguanas were a major highlight--hundreds...More

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27 June 2017|
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Response from Jonathan H | Reviewed this property |
i recommend to book with locals, the cost of the tour depends on the island and the agency, for example: At Isabela u have Sierra Negra $35, Tintoreras $45 and Los Tuneles $110 - $120 depends on the agency. Those i took on... More
10 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
21 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!