Cabo Rosa Tunnels Tour from Isabela | Galapagos with ChokoTrip
I CAN HELP YOU BOOK the tour to Cabo Rosa tunnels for $124.8 . If you’ve ever dreamt of swimming with marine turtles, stingrays, sharks and seahorses.
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.
Photos of what you’ll experience on the Cabo Rosa Tunnels Tour
GALAPAGOS TOUR INFORMATION TO CABO ROSA TUNNELS:
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
Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), life vest, towels, boxlunch, snack, water, certified Galapagos National Park guide, land and marine transport.
Tour does not include: Alcoholic drinks, soda, neoprene suite and tip.
* 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.
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
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