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ENJOY THE BEST LIVE ADVENTURE WITH NATURE IN THIS TOUR, "ISLA DE LA PLATA" FROM PUERTO LOPEZ. FULL-DAY TOUR FROM PUERTO LOPEZ
If you like nature, this tour is for you... Encounter free marine turtles in the environment; they feed around you... trekking observing wonderful landscapes, with stories of pirates and buccaneers, observing boobies with their nests, colonies of hundreds of frigatebirds. Upon return, a delicious swim and snorkeling in the sea surrounded by multicolored fish and coral reefs, and from June to October, humpback whale watching is included. You can even hear the songs of whales when you snorkel in Isla de la Plata. 100% guarantee you watch whales. We leave every day from Puerto López.
La Isla de La Plata is also known as the small Galápagos because it has the same ecosystem and marine birds on the Island. In pre-Columbian times (5.000 B.C.), the sun and the sea was the ceremonial center of worship for the Incas. Buccaneers and pirates later visited the Island. The old histories tell about hidden treasures. Finally, it belongs to one of the most famous families in Ecuador to be part of the Machalilla National Park; Isla de la Plata is the second most protected area biggest in Ecuador.
You need to know we are committed to your safety: our vessel is equipped with life jackets for everyone on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to ensure 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 who enjoys our services. A lot of fun!
This tour included whale watching from June to October each year. Puerto Lopez is a breeding area for humpback whales; you could meet with a big group of males mating with the females.
6:30 TO 7 HOURS, it would take more or less, because we don’t know about the behavior of the animals. We are in wild nature.
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 snacks.
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
Trekking in Isla de la Plata 2 hours approx.; snorkel on the reef corals with tropical fishes for 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.
We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines, GPS, radio, comfortable seats, safe jackets, a 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 from Puerto Lopez.
School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups.
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.