Isabela Day Tours 2017-06-01T09:40:51+00:00

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Isabela Day Tours

The following are Isabela Day Tours you can do whilst with us in Isabela Island. Every tour has been rated in terms of intensity and we’ve also given star ratings based on the tour highlights and visitor feedback.

All of our Isabela Day Tours include a local English/Spanish speaking guide, and most include equipment, transport and lunch/refreshments.

NOTE: Due to the popularity of places such as The Tunnels and Sierra Negra Volcano, the Galapagos National Park limits the number of visitors each day. We advise visitors book as far in advance as possible because it’s often very difficult to find on space these tours. Sometimes we do have last minute tour prices available but only at our shop in Isabela.

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Los Tuneles

Los Tuneles

$145 per person

  • Main Activities: Snorkelling
  • Intensity: Easy – Medium
  • Length of Tour: 5 hours
  • Daily Departures: 7:30am & 11am
  • Group Size: 10 person max
  • Inclusions: Snorkelling gear (mask & fins), wetsuit, boxed lunch (vegetarian option available) and beverages, towels, tour transportation, English speaking Naturalist Guide and a whole crew 100% committed to giving you the best experience possible. PLUS photos will be taken during the tour for you to take a copy and are also available on our Facebook page!
The tour begins by taking a 45 minute speed boat ride to the western side of Puerto Villamil, and once there we will take a tour around the formations. We will then stop and you will have the opportunity to walk across some of the lava platforms. After that we will get into the water and snorkel around the inner tunnels, swimming with the famous Galapagos sea life. Lunch will then be provided onboard before we return to town.

Complimentary photos of your tour will be available immediately after the tour at the Pahoehoe Galapagos office for you to copy onto to your memory card or USB.

Safety Information: The Tunnels area was formed by the collapsing of lava formations into the sea. What caused this collapsing to happen is the intense wave activity against the lava platforms. Therefore depending on the sea conditions we may or may not have access to all of the platform areas on the day of the tour. These bad conditions only happen a few times each year.

For more information about Los Tuneles visit About Isabela.

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Isla Tortugas Galapagos

Isla Tortuga

$130 per person

  • Main Activities: Snorkelling & Fishing
  • Intensity: Intermediate level snorkelling /swimming

  • Length of Tour: 5 hours
  • Group Size: Requires minimum 5 people for departure

  • Highlights: Hammerhead sharks and giant manta rays

  • Inclusions: Snorkelling gear (mask & fins), boxed lunch (vegetarian option available) and beverages, towels, tour transportation, English speaking Naturalist Guide and a whole crew 100% committed to giving you the best experience possible. PLUS photos will be taken during the tour for you to take a copy and are also available on our Facebook page!

We take a boat for 30 minutes out to Tortuga Island then enjoy a boat ride around the island with the chance to see Galapagos sea birds such as blue footed boobies, nasca boobies, frigate birds, lava gulls and tropical birds. Then we enter the water for deep water snorkelling around the outer area of the island for approximately 1 hour. There is a very good chance that we will see hammerhead sharks as well as swim with giant manta rays.

We then get back into the boat and travel out to Loberia Grande. During this ride there will be an option to fish with the crew from the boat. Once we arrive in Loberia Grande we will enjoy our included lunch and then have a final opportunity to get back into the water from more deep water snorkelling. The boat will then take us back to Puerta Villamil.

Complimentary photos of your tour will be available immediately after the tour at the Pahoehoe Galapagos office for you to copy onto to your memory card or USB.

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Sierra Negra Volcano Tour

Sierra Negra Volcano

$55 per person

  • Main Activities: Hiking/Walking
  • Intensity: Medium – High
  • Length of Tour: 5 hours
  • Daily Departures: 7am
  • Group Size: 16 person max
  • Inclusions: Boxed lunch (vegetarian option available) and beverages, tour transportation and an English speaking Naturalist Guide.

The tour begins by taking a 45 minute bus ride into the highlands until we reach the Galapagos National Park Control Point at 900 meters above sea level. From there we ascend on foot for approximately 45 minutes until we reach the edge of the Sierra Negra caldera. The caldera landscape is mostly flat and we will walk for approximately 1 hour around a section of the volcano edge. Here we will enjoy our included lunch and then depending on the conditions, we have the option to either take the trail to Volcanchico or the new trail recently opened by the Galapagos National Park to the volcano’s last eruption site. After that the bus will pick us up to return to Puerta Villamil.

If you would like more information about Sierra Negra visit our About Isabela page.

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Tintoreras Galapagos

Tintoreras

$55 per person

  • Main Activities: Snorkelling & Walking
  • Intensity: Easy – Medium
  • Length of tour: 3 hours
  • Daily Departures: Morning & Afternoon
  • Group Size: 16 person max
  • Inclusions: Snorkelling gear (mask & fins), tour transportation and an English speaking Naturalist Guide.
  • Highlights: Galápagos white tip reef sharks, penguins, sea turtles, penguins and sea lions.
From the main dock we take a 45 minute boat ride around the Tintoreras lava formations where we will see colonies of penguins. Then we stop at one of the lava platforms and walk across the flat terrain for 1 hour where we can see many marine iguanas and the important Galapagos sea lions colonies. After that we will enter the water and snorkel where we can see Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, sea lions and swimming marine iguanas. After snorkelling we return to the main dock.
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Kayak Tintoreras

Kayak in Tintoreras

$60 Kayak with snorkelling

  • Main Activities: Kayaking
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Length of tour: 2 hours
  • Daily Departures: Morning & Afternoon
  • Group Size: 10 person max
  • Inclusions: Double kayaks, life jackets and a local guide.
We begin in the bay of Puerto Villamil and paddle out to Tintoreras. Your guide will point out the different Galapagos Islands animals as you paddle such as sea birds, sea lions and marine iguanas.

There is the option to take a break from kayaking and snorkel around Tintoreras and swim with the marine animals.

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The Wetlands

Bicycle to the Wetlands & Wall of Tears

$3 per hour

$20 for the whole day

  • Main Activities: Cycling, walking & swimming
  • Intensity: Medium
  • Length of Tour: Approximately 3 hours (self guided)
We have bicycles that you can hire and ride through the Wetlands to the Wall of Tears. Before you head out we will give you directions for the best path to take and then you are free to explore.

As you travel towards the Wall of Tears you will pass a beautiful beach where you can stop and swim. From there you will enter the Wetlands where there are short trails you can take to explore the area and see various laval formations. On your ride you will likely see giant tortoises and many Galapagos sea birds.

Once you pass through the Wetlands you will arrive at the Wall of Tears which is an important part of the history of Isabela Island.

You also have the opportunity to ride your bicycle to the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre in Puerto Villamil where you can see baby tortoises and learn about the important Galapagos Islands breeding program.When you are finished exploring you can return your bicycle to our office.

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Special Tours

We offer special snorkelling and fishing tours to both the East and West sides of Isabela Island, as well as private tours of the main attractions and private boat charters.

If you are interested or would like some more information please contact us.