Isabela Day Tour

Giant Tortoise Breeding Center

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Isabela Day Tour

Las Tintoreras

Isabela is the largest of the islands in the archipelago and to many looks like a giant sea horse. Only a very small part is visited by tourists however, leaving a large amount as national park. The not so long ago eradication of feral goats on the islands was a huge project undertaken by the national park and other funding organisations. It involved the use of helicopters and “Judas” goats planted in the herds. Ask your guide how they managed to kill all the goats in such unfriendly terrain.

Itinerary

  • Departure: 7am
  • Travel Time: 2 hour speed boat ride with on board toilet from Puerto Ayora. (August-October the seas can be quite rough). Passengers with back or neck injuries are not advised to take this tour.
  • The Tour
  • The morning will be spent with your guide around the town of Puerto Villamil visiting the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center where they are breeding 5 different species of tortoise from the different volcanoes on Isabela. The Flamingo lagoon and the nearby beaches covered in hundreds of marine iguanas are also on the list. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, and then you will be shown back to the port to embark on the Bay Tour. During the afternoon you will be taken to Las Tintoreras, the home of the white tipped reef sharks, and a small bay where the Galapagos Penguins like to frequent. It is here that you will have time for snorkelling, though you will have to be quick to get a glimpse of the penguins underwater!!
  • Return: approx. 5.30pm. (there is a compulsory ENTRANCE fee of $5 charged by the local council for every passenger that is not included in the tour cost)
  • Includes: lunch, water, snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) wetsuits available at an extra charge.

Isabela is a great place to stay for a few days if you have the time. Volcan Sierra Negra is still active and has the second largest crater in the world!

Interested?

Please contact us for rates. Seasonal discounts and group discounts can apply.

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