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Las Tintoreras

Address: Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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$2,785*
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Baker City, OR
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lots of marine iguanas, Rays, seals, & penguins. An nice mix of a 1 hr nature walk, 40 min boat tour of bay, & 1 hr of snorkeling. Don't expect much organization in Puerto Villamil; every tour we went on felt as if it was just thrown together.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There sea iguanas, but here thousands of them of all ages. White tip sharks where plenty as well. Boat ride just few minutes from main pier. If you lucky you see pinguins

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Derby
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was very impressed with the care and attention the guides took to make sure that this special place is preserved for future generations. The Marine Iguanas are plentiful and we saw lots of sharks! The water off the coast can be a little choppy and there are some strong currents, so take care when snorkling.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

you get to see real wrestling matches if you go there in the Iguana breeding time when the females fight over a spot to lay their eggs! Laughing your butt off!!

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Bainbridge Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a perfect and quick little boat ride from the harbor to the Islands. You walk around to see sea lions, marine iguanas, and sharks! It is a great half day tour and has something for everyone. We loved the snorkel - the waters were a bit murky, but it was just us, our wonderful guide and the captain,... More

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Marlow
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did this as a half-day trip. We paid $40 for it and we thought that included lunch but apparently it did not - though for others on our trip it appeared to!! We were somewhat puzzled by this. If we hadn't done some extra snorkeling at the end (which most didn't!), I'd have been disappointed with the trip as... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

tour group was well organized but guide seemed bored, lots of walking and less water time . It was informative but I felt it would have been better with more snorkeling.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Loved this island that had a short path with lots of marine iguana and of course sharks in the lagoon. Beautiful land scape unique and interesting.

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Long Island NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip. So interesting and saw so many things-- sharks, iguanas, penguins, blue footed boobies, sea turtles, fish. So worthwhile, I highly recommend it.

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was very disappointed in this and suggest spending your time doing something else. The Tintoreras is a small volcanic island. Not much to see on it other than a small crevice which has a few sharks in it (we did not see any birds or anything else). Tintoreras means shark. So you look down into the crevice for a... More

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