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Pinzon Island & Sandy Beach.

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Itinerary

 

06h30

We wil meet at our meeting point,  our guide will show it to you in advance and will be waiting for you there. Transfer from Puerto Ayora  to Itabaca Chanel

09h30

Departure from Itabaca to Pinzon island.

10h30

Arrival: We will have a great swimming & snorkeling with sharks, penguins, sea turtles, sea lions, after that we have lunch onboard, the we navigate to the beach , there disembark and great exploring : marine iguanas, coastal birds, mangroves, etc.

14h30

Return to Itabaca chanel, travel to Puerto Ayora Town.

17h30

Arrival to Puerto Ayora

 

Tour Description

The tour to Pinzon is a really adventure !!,

Once we get there you will enjoy a great volcanic landscape of Pinzón Island, sometimes called Duncan Island (after Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan), we will anker in the bay and from the boat we will swimm and snorkel in a pristine environment, sea turtles LOTS of white tip reef sharks, sea lions, big parrot fishes, more than 45 minutes snorkeling  to an hour enjoying it, then back on board and luch, later on catch and release fishing along the way to a pristine sandy beach, there swimming and snorkel with sea turtles and marine iguanas observation.

By far one of the best spots for snorkel; lots of white tip sharks, sea turtles, sea lions etc! , click on the pics to see the videos:

Our kind of yacht

Green Sea Turtle

Tasty lunch on Board

Swimm with sea Lions

Pinzon Sharks Island!

Pinzon Day Tour Yacht

Great Snorkeling

Pinzon Snorkel

White tip Sharks

Catch and release included!

About the Island

Some Facts  … An infestation of non-native rats began in the mid 18th century with the arrival of European sailors. The rats devastated the tortoise population by eating their eggs and young hatchlings that were too small to defend themselves. In 2012, conservationists dropped bait on the island designed to attract and kill the rats. The experiment worked and the island is now rat-free. In December 2014, the first new generation of tortoise hatchlings were spotted on Pinzón

Endemic Fauna: Penguins, Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Reef Sharks, Sea lions, Rays, Reef Fish, etc.

Difficulty: Moderate: open-water snorkeling from boat (no disembarkation on Pinzon island), snorkeling from zodiac/panga, later on wet landing at beach.

To bring: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear, bathing suit/ change of clothes and light jacket for the return trip.

Start time: 07:45 AM am Hotel pick up, Tour Duration: Approx 5 hrs / Depart from Itabaca Channel.

Group Size: 10 maximun Vessel Type: 20 ft motorboat Activity level: moderate Total Travel Time: Land 2 hours; Water 1.5 hour

Wath to Bring & To Use

  • Small backpack (waterproof)

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Sneakers or rubber soles

  • Shorts Trousers

  • T-shirts

  • Long and Short sleeved shirts

  • Windbreaker

  • Bathing suit

  • Wet suit (for snorkeling between June – November)

  • Hat or cap

  • Toilette kit

  • Sun block

  • Sunglasses

  • Binoculars

  • Camera & camcorder

Included | Not Included

Prices includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch on board
  • Towels
  • Excursions
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Coffe, tea
  • Drinking water.

Prices do not include:

  • Beverages
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Services not Indicated.

(*) We reserve the right to make changes in itineraries without prior notice if considered appropriate due to security at air, force majeure, natural disasters, or any consideration at our Captain’s or Representative’s discretion, without being liable for refunds of any kind.

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