Day trip to Tunnels Cabo Rosa - Galapagos tours by #ChokoTrip

Cabo Rosa Tunnels Tour from Isabela (Galapagos)

If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with marine turtles, stingrays, sharks and seahorses, you can literally do this on the Cabo Rosa Tunnels Tour. I can help you book the tour to Cabo Rosa tunnels for $124.8

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)

Cabo Rosa Tunnels offers the best snorkeling on Galapagos Islands, hands down (to me!). The tour begins with a stop at la Unión, a small island/rock in the open sea where you’ll observe pelicans, nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies and the occasional sun-bathing sea lion.

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.

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.

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.






Departure island: Isabela
Tour price to Cabo Rosa Tunnels: $124.8 USD
Available days of the tour to Cabo Rosa Tunnels: Everyday
Passenger capacity per yacht: 10 people
Pick up: The tour operator’s office to receive your snorkeling equipment
Total travel time to and from the island: 2h (1h each way)
​Start time of first shift: 07h30 to 13h30
​Start time of second shift: 11h00 to 17h00


* 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!).
* You can book this tour with a partial payment using two available methods of payment: bank transfer (no additional cost for bank transfers between Ecuadorian banks) or credit/debit card. The remaining payment must be paid directly to the operator upon arrival to the island.


Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, boxed lunch, snack, water, certified Galapagos National Park guide, land and marine transport.
Tour does not include: Neoprene suit and tip for the boat crew.




I can help you reserve this tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places that you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.



Check out this interactive map of the Cabo Rosa Tunnels Tour


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  • 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

Since the beginning of 2019, we've helped 120 tourists reserve a tour to Tunnels Cabo Rosa

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