Pinzon is an uninhabited island of approximately 18 km2. Visiting Pinzon has recently been allowed exclusively for the activity of snorkeling. Undoubtedly an ideal placeTour Details
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Pinzon is a real adventure. Highly recommended for lovers of marine wildlife. You will be able to observe a variety of fish of all sizes and colors, sea lions, sea turtles and blue sharks and more ...
Pinzon is an uninhabited island of approximately 18 km2. Visiting Pinzon has recently been allowed exclusively for the activity of snorkeling. Undoubtedly an ideal place for its impressive appreciation of marine fauna at all points, Pinzon also boasts many beautiful landscapes.
After a journey of approximately one hour from Puerto Ayora, we arrive at the Penguin Bay of Pinzon Island, it has turquoise and crystalline water, we will be able to observe a number of fish of all sizes and colors, baby and adult sea lions, huge sea turtles and blue shark .
We continue with the journey to a beach on Santa Cruz Island that can only be reached by sea, on many occasions we are accompanied by dolphins on this journey. In this beautiful beach we can relax or do a second snorkelling practice. With the possibility of seeing marine iguanas, sea premieres, manta rays and peculiar puffer fish.
In the final part of the tour, we will approach islets for bird watching, blue footed boobies, frigates, finches and even Galapagos hawks.
Transfer from your hotel in Puerto Ayora
Comfortable Yacht Navigation
Naturalist Guide (Spanish / English)
Lunch on board
Fins - Snorkel Equipment
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On some trips, there will be some climbing in and out of boats on this trip but many travellers in their seventies manage these sorts of trips. There will be some hiking involved so it can be a good idea to prepare yourself for this type of holiday by getting a bit of practise in before you go. Ultimately, it's your call.
If you get seasick in your home country, then it is likely you will get seasick in the Galapagos Islands as these tours do involve quite a bit of time onboard boats. That said, there are many medications and techniques to help combat this problem and your doctor may also be able to advise on how best to reduce this problem.
Although some tour companies pack you in to maximise their profits, at Toucanto we do realise that you are not a sardine! With that in mind our tours are limited to a maximum of twenty people, unless you are travelling with a club or society tour, where you should know everyone anyway.
Each tour is tailored to be as accessible as possible, but some tours will not be suitable for small children. The ability to swim is an obvious consideration for any tours centred around water-based activities. Each tour will indicate on the booking page ‘Trip Facts’ if it is suitable for families, but as a parent you remain responsible for your child at all times.
Although we are not able to offer extra nights for this trip, it may be possible to change to a longer itinerary before your trip begins. If you wish to explore this possibility, please contact our sales department for more information.
If you have specific dietary requirements we recommend that you contact us prior to booking so that we can verify if we can meet your needs on the trip. Please note that It will not be possible to accommodate specific needs on trips including packed lunches.
Good question! On the Survival Kit page of this website you can find useful advice about what to pack for your Toucanto trip.
Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are widely considered to be a safe location to visit and many thousands of people visit them every year without incident. See our Travel Survival Kit web page for advice on keeping safe when you travel.
In the Galapagos Islands, as well as the rest of Ecuador the US Dollar is the currency of use.
While travellers cheques can be used in larger cities, we recommend a mixture of currency and debit or credit card for the safest way to carry your money. There is a good availability of cashpoints or ATMs in the larger towns and some establishments may also take ApplePay.
Please refer to our Travel Survival Kit for details on this topic as well as links to the latest UK Government Advice. For other countries of origin please contact your medical authorities for this information.
Although there is a hospital in Puerto Ayora, Medical Services in the Galapagos Islands are limited, and serious injuries or illness may require an airlift to the mainland. It is essential that all visitors to the Galapagos Islands carry adequate travel Insurance to cover them in the event of a problem. Should you need medical assistance speak to your guide who will make the necessary arrangements for your care.
If you have a specific query related to your planned trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos and you can't see your answer here, please drop us a line using the 'Trip Enquiry' button and we will do our best to answer your question.
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
The policies on sanitization are:
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff.
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas. Gear/equipment sanitised between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised.
The policies on social distancing are:
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
The policies on staff health and safety are:
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.