Galapagos Isabela Island Penguin

Tour to Isabela Island.

A one day tour to Isabela Island in the Galapagos departs from Santa Cruz Island. You will visit the Arnoldo Tupiza Interpretation Center where you can see giant tortoises. Then you will visit the wetlands where you will see flamingos, Black-necked Stilt birds, and the Islet, Tintoreras, an area of 12.4 hectares. You can visit it by boat, kayak or paddleboard and admire the sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and at times penguins during your adventure.

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Departure time: 7:00 am.
From: Puerto Ayora - Santa Cruz Island.
Activities: 80% Hike and 20% Snorkeling.
Duration: 7 - 8 hours.
Navigation: 2 hours per route.
Transportation: Superior Ferry boat.
Includes: Long wetsuit.

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No extra charge.


$185 per person.

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Map with the route of the tour to Isabela island.

Map with the route of the tour to Isabela island.

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Travel itinerary to Isabela Island.

The tour to Isabela Island starts at 07:00 in the morning from the boarding dock in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. The ride to Isabela island takes approximately 2 hours to get to Puerto Villamil.

Arnoldo Tupiza Breeding Center.

Our staff will be waiting for you with a guide to visit the first point of interest: the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center. Here you can learn more about the struggle that the Galapagos National Park makes to conserve adult and baby Giant Tortoises from Cerro Paloma which are endangered along with the conservation of other species. In total there are about 330 juvenile and adult turtles.

Giant Tortoises Isabela Island Galapagos
Giant baby turtles Isabela island
Arnoldo Tupiza Breeding Center.

Following the tour, we will visit the wetlands which have one of the most extensive mangrove areas of the Galapagos Islands. This wetland is the transition zone between the ocean and the terrestrial part, and here you can see pink flamingos, ducks, Black-necked Stilt birds, and Common gallinules, as well as beautiful landscapes.

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Galliluna Galeata
Wetland isabela island.
Tintoreras Islet


On this beautiful islet you can see several white tip sharks called blue sharks, which are found resting in a crevice of crystal clear water. Along the way you can come across various marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins, and blue footed boobies. Finally, you will be able to go snorkeling from a small beach.
- Return to Santa Cruz Island at 15:00.

Tintoreras Islet
Blue sharks.
Tintoreras islel Isabela Island.
Marine iguana.
Galapagos penguin.
Person taking a photograph of a Galapagos penguin.

Options to visit the Tintoreras Islet.

- In Boat.
- In Kayak.
- On Paddleboard.

Snorkeling on Tintoreras islet.
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The tour to Isabela Island includes.

• Round trip ferry from Santa Cruz to Isabela.
• Entrance fee to Isabela and water taxi.
• Certified Guide (English - Spanish)
• Dock tax.
• Water taxi.
• Lunch.
• Snacks.
• Water bottle.
• Boat to visit the Tintoreras Islet.
• Snorkeling equipment.
Kayak or Paddleboard (Optional).

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The tour does not include:

• Sodas.
• Tips.

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