Pinzon island

Day trip to Pinzon Island 2024

The small Pinzon Island is at a 2-hour trip away from Puerto Ayora. It is known for its snorkeling spots, where you can swim with many whitetip reef sharks that rest in the clear waters around the island. Take a day tour to this place and observe the unique underwater fauna of the Galapagos. Also, you will visit La Fe Bay and Penguin Bay, where you can snorkel to observe sea turtles and sea lions.

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Trip Details:

✔ Departure Time: 08:00 am
✔ From: Santa Cruz Island - Puerto Ayora
✔ Activities: 90% snorkeling 10% hike
✔ Duration: 7 to 8 hours
✔ Navigation: 2 hours per route
✔ Yacht capacity: 14 people

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Tour does NOT include:

• Sodas
• Tips

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Tour Includes:

✔ Certified Guide (English- Spanish)
✔ Lunch
✔ Snacks
✔ Towels
✔ Snorkeling equipment

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Price: $168

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Snorkeling with a white tip shark.
Snorkeling with a white tip shark.

Pinzon Island tour itinerary

The tour starts from the pier of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. After an hour of navigation, you will reach the first stop called La Fe, where you can snorkel to enjoy a large number of sea turtles and countless colorful fish. After that, navigation continues until Pinzón Island; snacks are served on your way.

White tip shark
White tip shark.

The trip to Pinzon Island takes approximately an hour from La Fe beach, and during that time it is possible spot dolphins jumping around the yacht. Getting closer to the “Rock without a name”, in the middle of the sea, you can practice experiential fishing and, with a bit of luck, catch a yellowfin tuna.

reef fish
Reef fish

Snorkeling in Pinzon Island

Upon arrival at Pinzon Island, the crew of the boat and the guide will take you to Penguin Bay, here you can observe many whitetip reef sharks that are resting in its crystal-clear waters, sea turtles, sea lions and lots of fish like the king angelfish and the parrotfish. After snorkeling, you will be served a delicious lunch and finally will head back to Puerto Ayora. The tour to Pinzón Island is a great opportunity to swim with whitetip reef sharks. Don't miss it!

Pinzon island.
Person fishing for a yellowtail tuna.
Sea lion
Sea turtle

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