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ISLA DE LA PLATA | SNORKEL | MARINE TURTLES | PUERTO LOPEZ

From USD 48

ENJOY THE BEST LIVE ADVENTURE WITH NATURE


Our goal is to give you an exciting adventure you will never forget. We want to make sure you enjoy the incredible marine life sightings the Machalilla National Park has to offer. 

Isla de la Plata is a unique island open for tourism in the Ecuadorian Coast. Its local name is "Small Galapagos"


La Isla de La Plata is also known as small Galápagos because it has the same ecosystem and marine birds living on the Island. In pre-Columbian times (5.000 B.C.),  the sun and the sea was a ceremonial center of worship for the Incas. Buccaneers and pirates later visited the Island. The old histories tell about hidden treasures.  Finally, it belonged to one of the most famous families in Ecuador to be part of the Machalilla National Park, Isla de la Plata is the second protected area biggest in Ecuador.
 

You need to know we are committed to your safety: our vessel is equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety. If you suffer from any physical or mental condition that may affect your safety during this trip (heart or pulmonary problems, seasickness, asthma, etc.), let us know when you are booking so we can arrange the proper changes to your itinerary to guarantee you have a pleasant and safe trip.
 

Our tour will be different, our service is personal and we have a biologist, enjoy our services. A lot of fun!

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DURATION:

6:30 TO 7 HOURS, it would take more or less, because we don’t know about the behaviour of the animals. We are in the wild nature.
 

Meet with us in Palo Santo Travel Agency

09:10 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.

10:50  Arrival at Isla de la Plata and we can see marine turtles marine. We have snack.

11:20   Hike for observing marine birds and landscapes of the Plata island. 

13:30   Box Lunch (fruits and sandwichs)

13:45 Snorkeling for observation of many fish species and the coral reef in La Plata Island.

14:30   Return to Puerto  López

16:00 to 17:00 (june-october)  Arrival at the dock

Walking in Isla de la Plata 2 hours approx.; snorkel on the reef corals with tropical fishes 30-40 minutes approx.


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. 


MAXIMUM CAPACITY:

We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines,  GPS, radio, comfortable 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 Boat Capacity is 22-32 passengers, but we going to Isla de la Plata only with 16 passengers.
 

School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups.

RECOMMENDED FOR:
Families, single, couple of all age with love for nature, adventure, and life. If there's part of your group or family who can not walk can take the time to walk using more time for a snorkel or enjoy the beaches of La Plata Island.
 
WHAT´S INCLUDED?
Guide (English, Spanish), boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, free drink, and lunch box, bird watching, sea turtles, and reef fish.

Tourism Boat to Puerto Lopez and from the Island,  marine bird watching and sea turtle sighting, a bottle of water, 30 minutes of snorkeling (we provide you with full snorkel gear).

Lunch Box included two fruits, a green banana, cake, and water. 

From June to October include Whale Watching Tour on the same tour. 
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
Special drinks, tips, and towels.

WHAT TO BRING?

From December to May: bring walking shoes, a hat, comfortable clothing, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, and repellent
From June to November: Windbreaker jacket, hiking shoes, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel.

Route

  1. Manta
  2. Isla de La Plata