After spending 5 days/4 nights on the tip-top III we flew by Emetebe to Isabela. In some ways I enjoyed this more than being on the boat. There were some things we saw on the cruise that we could not see otherwise (such as Espanola island), but there is also something special about just staying on the island, interacting with people more, and not having a very strict schedule. In the 4 days we were there we (more details on my attraction review);
Saw the Isabella tortoise breeding center
Went to Sierra Negra, Camp Duro and Cave de sucre. Even though it was overcast, we hiked to the crater and were able to see some of it as the mist/clouds were drifting. The hike is through a beautiful jungle.
Went to Concha Perla each day
Went to Last Tuneles where we both hiked & snorkeled
Went to Las tintoreras where we both hiked and snorkeled.
We stayed at Casa Marita and each late afternoon/early evening we would first order our dinner (they need a 1 hour lead time) then relax in the hammocks, listen to the waves and watch the sunset.
All of our tours and airport pickup were organized by the Isabela Dive Center. We had 5mm full wetsuits for the snorkeling which we had brought and I highly recommend