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Cabo Rosa Tunnels Isabela Island

Cabo Rosa Tunnels | Tour price $135 | Galapagos

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Cabo Rosa Tunnels is one of the best snorkeling you will have in Galapagos. If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with marine turtles, stingrays, sharks and seahorses. I can help you book the tour to Cabo Rosa tunnels for *$135.

The tour to Cabo Rosa Tunnels on Isabela Island (Galapagos – Ecuador), will be a unique and emotional experience, believe me you will not regret the time and money invested in this tour.

 

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    Cabo Rosa tunnels and its giant sea turtles

    Cabo Rosa tunnels and its giant sea turtles

     

     


     

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    How to get to Cabo Rosa Tunnels?

    The only way to get to Cabo Rosa Tunnels on Isabela Island is through a tour of the same name. Many tourists want to do this tour from Santa Cruz Island but it is not possible, since their departure times do not allow them. You should therefore plan to spend the night in Isabela for at least one night.

    Speedboats to enter tunnels

    Speedboats to enter tunnels

    Penguins in Snorkeling in Cabo Rosa Tunnels

    Penguins in Snorkeling in Cabo Rosa Tunnels

     
     

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    Trip itinerary:

    This tour includes three stops (you can also check out the map at the end of this blog):
    Stop 1: la Unión rock followed by a 45 minute boat ride to
    Stop 2: Cabo Rosa Tunnels (short hike) and nearby,
    Stop 3: Finados (snorkeling)

    Pangaride at Union Rock

    Pangaride at Union Rock

    You’ll first head to a rock called la Unión. After this short spot, you’ll continue by boat for another 45-minutes to get to the Cabo Rosa Tunnels, the most beautiful lavarock formations on the Galapagos Islands. Ancient lava eruptions created the Cabo Rosa tunnels, an expanse of arcs where you’ll observe sea lions and marine turtles weaving their way below the surface of the crystalline water. Here, you’ll get to take a short walk across the lavarock formations and snap some nice pictures.

    Hiking the Cabo Rosa Tunnels

    Hiking the Cabo Rosa Tunnels

    After this point, the tour will take you to a place nearby known as Finados to snorkel with sea turtles, sharks, golden rays, eagle rays, sea horses and fish, such as sturgeons and damselfish, otherwise known as the demoiselle.

    Alternative hike on the Tunnel Tour

    Alternative hike on the Tunnel Tour

    You should know that the vessels that offer tours to these Tunnels aren’t luxurious because they need to be light and fast to enter the areas visited on Isabela. Some days the swell might be strong, which makes navigation difficult but, rest assured, the captains have it under control.

    PS: Due to sea conditions (swells and waves) and, depending on the tide, tours into the actual tunnels may be cancelled or reprogramed with short notice. Above all else, the safety of our passengers is our priority.

    Snorkeling at the finados

    Snorkeling at the finados

     
     

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    Information on Cabo Rosa Tunnel tour:

    Tour from Isabela Island
    Tour price: US$ 135
    *Tour price changes in high season
    Departure dates: Every day
    Passenger capacity per yacht: 10 people
    Pick up: In the lobby of your hotel
    Travel time to and from the island: 2h (1h each way)
    Schedule 1: 07h30 to 13h30
    Schedule 2: 11h00 to 17h00
    Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, boxlunch, snack, water, certified Galapagos National Park guide, land and marine transport.

    Does not include: Alcoholic drinks, tip, soda and neoprene suit (I recommend renting these during the months of June-December from any operator).

    * Price does not include 12% tax. (Only charged if you require an invoice.)
    * This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
    * You definitely need to bring a pair of trekking shoes (lava rocks are sharp!).
    * Reserve the Cabo Rosa Tunnels tour with a partial payment using the available payment methods: a bank transfer from any Ecuadorian bank (no additional cost), using WeTravel you can a bank transfer from any U.S. bank (1% + 0.30 cents in additional costs), credit or debit card (only 3.9% additional cost) o using Paypal (5.9% additional cost). Price does not include 12% IVA (only if you need an invoice).

     

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    28 Comments

    • Vivien Johnston

      Amazing trip to Los Tunneles. 45minute boat ride to shoot the ‘reef’ and waves into the calm Tunneles area. We walked on the lava among the cactus and looked down on the water and marine life. The young people managed in flip flops but I was glad to have my hiking shoes for the uneven ground and sharp rocks. Then snorkeling with seahorses which were found in the seaweed. The water is cool. Rent a wetsuit. Then snorkeling in shallow water to find many huge turtles and when your guide leads you to look in a small cavern be ready for many black tip or white tip sharks resting near the bottom. points to note. The guide took photos and we were given the underwater photos at the end which was great. If you want to be in the photos stay with the guide and dove under to look at the wildlife. It made our trip a little hectic as some people were eager to get in all the photos and you had to snorkel reasonably fast to keep up and see everything. But otherwise excellent. Good plentiful lunch and fun boat ride home with music! Fun to meet the fellow tourists too.

      January 6, 2023 at 11:25 am
    • Don

      We loved our trip to the Galápagos Islands. Working with Choko was easy and all went smoothly with our tours. You must remember you are on island time and go with the flow. Santa Cruz had some great tours and Tortuga beach is beautiful!! Isabella was one of our favorites as it is less built up. The Caba Rose Tour is a must as is biking up to the Wall of Tears. While walking some of the offshoot trails you see the tortoises, and possibly flamingos.
      San Cristobal is a nice island with some good hikes and small beaches.
      Kicker rock tour is a good one too. On all the tours we learned something new. Loved snorkeling with the fish and sea turtles and even some sharks.

      October 28, 2022 at 8:14 am
    • Edward

      A great tour en a must do when visiting Isabela. the captain of the boat was very capable when he entered Cabo Rosa en sailed along the rocks looking for penguins. snorkeling was good and the guide helped well to see the sharks and other sea life. unfortunately the sea was to rough to snorkel in de sea horses area.

      it is amazing how things work in the Galapagos. the agency we were supposed to visit the day before the tour was closed (a note said the owner would be back in 10 minutes, but that wasn’t thru). in an agency across the street they told us the owner was on vacation. they called the number on the voucher given by chocotrip and the man on the phone told that we would be picked up the next morning for the trip. and so it happend.

      August 1, 2022 at 12:47 pm
    • Jose Mora

      This is one of the must-do tours in Isabela. I booked it with Choko and everything went great. A great tour guide, amazing place and everything well organised. Choko was easy to reach if I needed although it was barely needed as instructions were clear. Isabela is a wonder

      July 20, 2022 at 2:20 am
    • Alessandro Carrer

      Cabo rosa – los túneles: great tour, we enjoyed a lot, we saw turtles, blue footed boobies, sea horses and sharks. In the winter season for Galapagos is better to use 2 wetsuit because we were freezing in the water. Also check when is the tide because with the high tide you can’t almost see the túneles. Be prepared to a rocky ride with the boat.

      July 13, 2022 at 12:25 pm
    • Irene

      I arranged my trip on Chok Trip for Tuneles Cabo Rosa and it was a great experience. Choko sent me a message on whatsapp to let me know it was all arranged I was also able to ask any questions via WhatsApp. The convenience of booking through Chok Trip was well worth it. I was able to book online and enjoy my trip/time versus going from tour agency to tour agency using up valuable time. The tour I went on was amazing. Our guides were great and it was my favorite tour of all!!

      June 21, 2022 at 2:43 pm
    • Ana Delgado Mitchell

      The tour was great to Cabo rosa tunnels! The guide maybe not that great but everything else was fantastic!

      June 21, 2022 at 10:18 am
    • Kristy

      If you are in isla isabela you must do the tunnels tour! It was amazing!! Out of all the tours and trips we took, this one was the best! We were able to see sharks, sea turtles, sea horses, pingüin, boobies, and many different kinds of fish. The crew was great and fed us the most delicious fruit! I highly recommend the tunnels tour and Choko trips for organizing everything for us. He is very responsive and flexible!

      May 5, 2022 at 11:16 am
    • Caroline

      Great trip! One of the highlights in Galapagos. Would recommend!

      April 25, 2022 at 9:55 pm
    • Mary P

      Spectacular trip to Cabo Rosa. Definitely don’t miss the chance to do this!

      February 1, 2022 at 8:40 am
    • Erin

      I booked this tour in 2019, but was not able to take the trip until 2021 due to concerns about COVID. Choko Tours was extremely accommodating and rebooked our tours for no extra charge in 2021. Choko Tours was also very responsive to my questions about the tours and provided me with all of the information I needed for them. The tour itself was great. We saw some great blue footed boobies who were very friendly and did some great snorkeling. My 6 year old loved it! He saw white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, an eel, a seahorse, and a giant sea turtle. He was very impressed by the sea turtle. This was a great adventure for us!

      December 20, 2021 at 10:00 pm
    • Mike Tayek

      Cabo rosa was my favorite snorkeling tour on the Galapagos. The water was clear and we swam with lots of turtles. Gabriel, the National Park tour guide was exceptional and the tour operator, was very professional.

      December 19, 2021 at 1:07 pm
    • Andrea

      Choko arranged our tuneles trip and we were extremely happy with the service. There are a lot of tour companies and it is difficult to choose and know if there’s much difference between them so having someone vet them for us was very helpful. I thought the price was reasonable and we absolutely loved our tuneles tour and felt the guide was knowledgeable and helpful and we were provided some fantastic photos from the trip by David our guide. We were given the name of the boat and all necessary information in advance which was very helpful also. All in all highly recommended!

      December 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm
    • Roberto

      The Cabo rosa tunnels tour was absolutely spectacular! The service and attentions to details is superior with very friendly staff, outstanding boat captain. A Great Value! A definite must if you come to Isabela, regardless of how may times you visit.

      November 23, 2021 at 8:06 am
    • Cara Ullmann

      We booked all three Isabela tours with Choko, Los Túneles, Tintoreras, and Sierra Negra Hike. Choko was very responsive via WhatsApp to any questions, as well as the tour operators that he arranged for us. The Tuneles tour was incredible, we got to snorkel right next to turtles, sea lions, rays, and (friendly) sharks! Our tour guide Michael was great, he ended up being our guide for the Tintoreras tour as well, where we snorkled up close to even more wildlife. The Sierra Negra hike had some great views but it was a very long and hot hike (even in late October), bring comfortable clothes and lots of water! Would recommend using Choko to arrange your Isabela tours.

      November 21, 2021 at 7:55 pm
    • Sean

      Fantastic trip. A must for snorkeling in Isabela. Saw huge turtles. Stingrays. Manta rays. Sea horse and even an eel. Guides are great food excellent. Must trip for Isabela. Thanks choko.

      June 23, 2021 at 1:11 pm
    • Carla

      This was a great trip. I especially enjoy our guide Sebastian who was wonderful! Good snorkelling.

      May 21, 2021 at 8:50 am
    • Brian Simpson

      I booked two tours with Choko and enjoyed them both. Christian made everything easy and affordable. The Los Tuneles Cabo Rosa tour was AMAZING! We saw more sea turtles than ever before, as well as a seahorse, reef sharks, tons of fish, penguins, and Blue Footed Boobies. The second tour was Sierra Negra Volcano. This was very interesting but the best part was our guide. He loved what he did and it showed. He had been a guide for more than 30 years and was very enthusiastic about the volcano.

      February 18, 2020 at 11:29 am
    • Robert

      The Tour itself was fantastic. Perfectly organized by choko and the Team. We saw a seahorse, turtles, sharks etc.. everything. Unfortunately we have been a bit unlucky with our female guide at the end of December. She was rude and unfriendly. We she die tell us very rude that we have to respekt the 2m, she took Fotos herself from 0.50m of the baby blue footed Babies. When we asked if we can See Pinguins here when we are lucky she said, it is not a zoo here. Furthermore it was raining a lot in isla isabela, i didn’t like the island.

      January 15, 2020 at 1:11 am
    • Valeria

      One of the best tours from Isabella island. We were snorkeling not far from tunnels with sharks, huge turtles (different kind), sting rays and even saw numerous manta rays on our way back from tunnels. The tunnels are also incredible, fantastic lava formation. We cannot stop taking pictures so beautiful was this scenery and incredible encounter with wildlife.
      Thank you, Christian, for organizing it for us.

      January 14, 2020 at 12:17 pm
    • Matt

      Good trip all around. Boat left a little to be desired but didn’t detract from the day. Would recommend!

      July 4, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    • Rainer

      This was my best snorkeling experience on Galapagos. Snorkeling with Sharks, penguins, turtles and I think 6 small golden manta Rays in formation. Choko gives you his WhatsApp number and you can ask him if you have problems or questions. Thank you Choko with your help. Next time on Galapagos I book my tours with Chokotrip again.

      June 8, 2019 at 1:51 am
    • Krista Parker

      This tour was really good, would definitely recommend. I know some other travelers who missed out because they didn’t book ahead, but this might also be due to us being there over Easter. Saw a lot of animals while snorkeling including sharks and giant turtles. the tunnels part was really cool looking and we saw blue footed boobies.

      May 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm
    • Chris Worswick

      We did 16 nights on San Cristobal, Santa Cruz & Isabela island with trips arranged by Choko. Tunneles & Cabo Rosa was the best trip of the stay. We sailed with boat Tropical. Fast trip first to an isolated rock with great photo ops…then on to the Tunnels where we saw Blue footed Boobies & penguins. Then the highlight the snorkelling at Cabo Rosa…AMAZING..giant sea turtles swimming alongside, sharks in caves, Octopus, Sea Horse & abundance of fish. The captain on Tropical was great he snorkelled with us diving down to show best spots. Nice fresh tuna pasta salad onboard..thanks again Choko

      May 3, 2019 at 3:23 am
    • Kent Casadonte

      One of the highlights of our trip, not to be missed if you are on Isla Isabela, truly amazing. Booking with Choko in advance was perfect as there were no vacancies available the day we wanted to go. I would recommend booking with Choko for any of the tours and ferry boats in advance, to simplify your vacation.

      April 27, 2019 at 6:43 am
    • Tatiana Goldina

      Excellent trip, great guide, magic scenery.

      January 7, 2019 at 2:08 pm
    • Melvin Chong

      I booked my Isabela Island trip and Tuneles Cabo Rosa tour through ChokTrip. Choko has provided his whatapps contact in case if we hit any problem. Days before our trip, Choko has initiated communication with us and has given detailed instruction for us to transfer from the airport to the ferry. Choko also established contact between us and our Tuneles Cabo Rosa tour operator in advance so that we can meetup to try out the wetsuit. If you are traveling to Galapagos for the first time, I would recommend ChokTrip for your traveling need as he is very responsive in helping out. I enjoyed my Isabela Island trip and Tuneles Cabo Rosa tour as everything is well organized.

      September 26, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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