Las Tintoreras, Puerto Villamil

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Get in touch with the local aquaculture population with a visit to the islet of Las Tintoreras. The turquoise waters of the bay are sheltered, providing a perfect spot for sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, stingrays, and reef sharks to hang around. At low tide, the bay is connected to a small shallow pool of clear water, where you can get an up-close look at the sharks. Survey the marine life from a lava deck above, or grab your snorkel and jump right in. Our Puerto Villamil trip itinerary planning site makes visiting Las Tintoreras and other Puerto Villamil attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Lovely and safe place to watch wildlife. The travel is quick and nearby the port. The staff is kind and this is a great memory of our trip  more »
  • If you are on isla isabela you need to visit this place. It is nearer than los tunnels but you can find many reef sharks and also penguins. I advice to do Los Tunnels Tour and las Tintoreras both. I r...  more »
  • We made the choice to visit this place by kayak for half an hour, very friendly! We could see a penguin and blue-legged lunatics. Small snorkeling session a little difficult because a lot of current and waves. We could see turtles and many fish, you can see sharks for the lucky ones!
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  • You have to book a tour to get here, we got to see some penguins. Further in we saw sea lions playing in the water, chasing reef sharks and trying to bite the white tips of their tails. It was super cute and entertaining to watch.
  • Loved it here! Walked around on lava formations with lots of marine iguanas all over! Then see the white tipped reef sharks in the slit of water between the high rock formations. Then great snorkeling with so many turtles that my friends and I had to make sure we didn't touch them.
  • Spectacular spot right in the bay. Turtles, penguins, rays, sharks, sea lions, marine iguanas, etc. Definitely worth the short tour and cold snorkel. Tour guide required.
  • In this place, you can see sharks at a distance of 2 meters, the natural sea inlet looks like a large aquarium made by man, it was also interesting to see everywhere baby iguanas, color similar to volcanic rock, black as with white spots. The shark variety is the dry cleaner so the name of the islet. It is reached by boat and is a very interesting visit in Galapagos
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  • The best bay tour experience in Isabela
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