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Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options

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Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options


We have a full day booked on Isabela Island, at the moment we are snorkelling at Los Tuneles in the morning but we also have an option of snrokelling at Tintoreras Island in the afternoon.

Does anyone recommend doing both? Or should the Los Tuneles be enough?

Looking forward to your response and comments!

Thank you,


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1. Re: Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options

Just one day? A pity to spend just one day on Isa.

If you do, don't rush, do Tuneles, don't need Tintoreras necessarily, for snorkeling.

However, again, one day on Isabella? Why?

It takes 2,5 less comfortable hours to get there by lancha....

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2. Re: Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options

Hello Jess,

I recommend to do Los Tuneles, as you will see more animals there.

Also, Tintoreras excursion was suspended last week by Galapagos National Park, most of the yachts going there are not allowed to visit Tintoreras. I am not sure how long it takes.

But, I am sure you will enjoy Los Tuneles excursion.

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3. Re: Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options

Thanks Sophie and Koelan for your advice and suggestions.

We've decided to do Los Tuneles.

Thanks again!

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4. Re: Isabela Island - Snorkelling Options

Los Tuneles is amazing. Occasionally it is too rough to land there so keep your fingers crossed. It's news that Las Tintoreras has been suspended, but you can check when you get there. My recommendation is to get in as much snorkeling as possible in the Galapagos as this is one of the truly amazing aspects of the archipelago. Many thanks, Paul

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