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Las Tintoreras

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Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 5-252-9229
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US$199.00*
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Full-Day Tour Isabela and Tintoreras
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I went on a tour to Las Tintoreras and it was incredible. It is a much shorter and cheaper tour than Los Tuneles, but the snorkeling is not as good. We went snorkeling and saw a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on a tour to Las Tintoreras and it was incredible. It is a much shorter and cheaper tour than Los Tuneles, but the snorkeling is not as good. We went snorkeling and saw a shark, fish, turtles, and a ray. Then we went and saw the canal filled with about 20 sharks, and lots of marine iguanas.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

You will see tons of iguanas, penguins, sealions, hundereds of sharks, sea turtles. You will also swim in crystal clear waters with many animals.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The tour of Las Tintoreras took about 3 hours. Boat trip from the little harbour, past blue footed boobies on rocks to a lava island with many, many marine iguanas warming themselves on rocks, a deep channel in which a lot of small sharks swam, green turtles, a few small penguins - and a huge manta ray that lifted itself... More 

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Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Las Tintoreras (White tipped reef sharks) is a naural channel where sharks enter at high tide to rest and sleep. With luck you can be mesmerized by the ammount of sharks in there. Sometimes there is non. Snorkeling afterwards is also a great highlight. Sea turtles, sharks and plenty of fish may be seen. Galapagos penguins is also another highlight... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We booked the Tour actually to see Pinguins and we saw them. The only place where we had the possibility to see them. The Tour is plitted into two Parts. The first was a walk on the lawastones and seeing sharks lying in a Lagune and the second was a snorkeling Part where you could see mostly turtles. Same like... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We saw (really close up) lots of turtles having their shells cleaned by fish. There were also marine Iguanas.

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Hurlingham, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The best place to go while staying in Isabela Island. It is a lovely island, no humans, only sharks, birds, and specially if you like snorkling, it is the best place to do it. As they told us when we were in Tintoreras, it is like an aquarium where you can see all the animals you want. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It was amazing to see these old dinosaurs. also snorkeling with young sea lions was perfect. Just run in the water and they follow you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The tour consists of 3 parts. You first go with the boat around the rocks and observe blue footed boobies and penguins. Then you go on the land to see iguanas nesting. There are hundreds of baby iguanas here; it's very cool to see. Afterwards you go snorkeling. This was definitely the best snorkeling site we visited on Galapagos (we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We booked a tour to Las Tintoreras using Rosedelco. Rosedelco is located on the far end of the main street, the side closest to the ferry launch (as opposed to the opposite end of town near the Iguana Crossing hotel). The lady (owner) of Rosedelco only spoke Spanish however she spoke slowly and explained things slowly so that even I,... More 

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