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Isla Tortuga Day Tour

Isla Tortuga Day Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE

Private Charter Tour

Isla Tortuga is named for the shape of the island, not the inhabitants. The island is a collapsed volcano that is a nesting location for a variety of seabirds such as Frigatebirds and the elusive Red-Billed Tropicbird, among others. The island is completely protected land so you will not be able to disembark. You can photograph and view the flocks of seabirds, Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas that call this island home from the boat and the water, though. This tour is a good option if you are a bird-lover or the Lava Tunnels or volcano tour don't suit your needs.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

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Isla Tortuga

Location & Geography: Isla Tortuga is the remnants of a collapsed volcano. This crescent-shaped island is said to look like a turtle from a specific angle but does not have any Tortoises. The island is a nesting site for a large variety of seabirds and a sancutary for Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas.

Terrestrial Wildlife: Various Sea Birds, Marine Iguanas, and, hopefully, Tropic Birds

Marinelife: Sea Lions, Sea Turtles, various Reef Fish and possibly Sharks.

Difficulty: Moderate: Openwater snorkeling from boat. This tour does NOT disembark on Isla Tortuga.

You will need: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear and wear your bathing suit.

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Start time: hotel pick up TDB Duration: half day Origin: Isabela Embarcation Point: Puerto Villamil
Group Size: 10 maximun Vessel Type: Taxi Activity level: moderate Total Travel Time: ~5 hours

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