FROM MANTA, WHALE WATCHING AND SNORKEL FULL DAY
Our goal is to give you an exciting adventure you will never forget. We want to make sure you really enjoy the incredible humpback whale watching and amazing marine life sightings off the coast of Puerto Lopez and Machalilla National Park.
This tour included transfer Manta - Puerto Lopez - Manta, from your hotel, is your opportunity to find whales, sure and safe. Machalilla National Park is the best breeding area for humpback whales in Latinoamerica. Later of whale watching, we going to rest and enjoy the ocean close to Puerto López, you can do snorkel, swim or only rest in the boat.
From June until October humpback whales travel more than 7,000 km from Antarctica to the shores of Machalilla National Park in Ecuador. La Isla de La Plata is considered a breeding area for different species of whales and dolphins. It is also a place where they unite together. Only in these few month, you can enjoy acrobatic shows from these wonderful animals.
09:30 Pick up in Manta
Transfer Manta - Puerto Lopez 1h 45 m
Meet with us in Palo Santo Travel Agency
11:15 Departure from the agency to the dock to board the boat. Meet your guide at Palo Santo Office. Our office is in the north Malecon (Malecon and Abdon Calderon), beside Itapoa Hotel, in front of the navy office.
11:30 - 11:40 From the Puerto Lopez pair. Whale watching in the marine are of Machalilla National Park and snorkel time.
14:30 Arrive in Puerto López.
15:00 Transfer to Puerto López to Manta ( you could enjoy Puerto Lopez for lunch and free time), we can come back at 5 pm. Please let me know if you like 15:00 or 17:00 to come back to Manta.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes, it is safe. Our boat is also equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety and the safety of the animals.
We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines, GPS, radio, confortable seats, safe jackets, bathroom and everything necessary for you to be comfortable on the trip. Although, the boats have a capacity of 30 passengers, in obedience to the regulations of Machalilla National Park, we travel every day with 16 passengers. Our main research boat seats up to 16 passengers each.
School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups.
Families, single, couple of all age with love for the nature, adventure and the life. If there's part of your group or family who can not walk can take the time to walk using more time for snorkel or enjoy the beaches of the island of La Plata.
Guide (Spanish), boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, free drink and lunch box, whale watching, bird watching and reef coral and tropical fish.
Transport to and from the Island (from Palo Santo office, Puerto Lopez) - Whale watching, bird and sea turtle sighting - Snack (cake + fruit + soda), lunch box and a bottle of water to take with you to the Island while trekking - Naturalist guide - 30 - 50 minutes of snorkelling (we provide you with full snorkel gear).
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED
Special drinks and food, tips.
IS IT SAFE?
Humpback whales are not aggressive, and even though sometimes they might get close to the vessel (since they are curious animals), they will not hurt us in any way. Our boat is also equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety and the safety of the animals.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring comfortable beach clothes, Windbreaker jacket, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel.