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Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour

3-hour guided tour to the Tintoreras from Puerto Villamil

Isabela Island
1 day
Spanish and English
Starts: From Puerto Villamil at 10:00 a.m. or at 2:30 p.m.
Ends: To Puerto Villamil 3 hours later
Free cancellation!


Explore the rocky islet of the Tintoreras in the Galapagos Islands with a professional local guide on this 3-hour tour.

Book Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour and snorkel in the natural area of the Tintoreras crevice with all the equipment included. The tour departs daily and includes transfer by speedboat to and from Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, and a local bilingual guide (Spanish/English).

Do you know what this snorkeling paradise is named after? Read on to find out:

Tour details


  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish / English)
  • Boat transportation to and from Tintoreras Islet
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Pick up and transfer to the hotel

Not included

  • Neoprene wetsuit
  • Additional Services
  • Tips

Important information

No previous experience is required to do the snorkeling activity, but it is essential to know how to swim to be able to do the tour.

The temperature of the water in the area where the snorkeling will take place allows the activity to be done without a wetsuit all year round.

It is recommended to sleep the day before on the island to do this tour.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour

🕗 Duration: 3 hours
📅 Daily departures
👨‍👨‍👧‍👧 Group 10 travelers + 1 guide

Puerto Villamil Isabela Island

The guide will pick you up at the selected time at your hotel on Isabela Island and take you to his office. It is important that you leave the hotel at least 5 minutes before the agreed time.

Once the group is all together, you will try on the equipment, receive the first basic safety notions and get on the boat to the Tintoreras.

Puerto Villamil Isabela Island

Tintoreras Islet

In just 10-20 minutes you will have reached the islet Tintoreras. Upon arrival you will see that a lava crevice with a small lagoon of turquoise water inside is clearly evident. When the water is calm, whitetip sharks, also known as "tintoreras", usually come here to rest. They are the ones that give name to this rocky islet.

On the vertical walls of the crevice and in the lagoon you will also see baby marine iguanas warming their bodies in the sun. Ready to snorkel in this little paradise?

Tintoreras Islet

Snorkel Tintoreras

Upon arrival at the islet you will also see sea lions, blue-footed boobies, crabs, sea turtles, pelicans and the peculiar Galapagos penguins.

An exalted display of wildlife that will take your breath away. Following the guide, you will reach a small cove inside the islet where you will snorkel. You will dive among a great variety of fish, starfish, sea urchins, manta rays, blue sharks and sea lions.

Snorkel Tintoreras

Return to Puerto Villamil

After a unique snorkeling experience in the Galapagos Islands, you will get back on the boat and head to Puerto Villamil.

You will be back on Isabela Island about three hours after the tour started.

Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour

What to bring to Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Backpack or small bag
  • Sandals or lace-up shoes (that support the foot well) and can be put in the water.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the size of the group?

    The tour is conducted in a group of a maximum of 10 travelers plus the guide.
  • Does the Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour have year-round departures?

    Yes, the Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour has daily departures and runs throughout the year.
  • Is the Las Tintoreras Snorkeling Tour suspended due to wind?

    Although it is not usual, in case of a weather alert that prevents safe navigation, the tour will be canceled. We will offer you a change of date or a refund.

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