In the morning, escorted by our support boat, we set off by kayak across Bahia Isabela to Los Tuneles, a natural formation of underwater arches and tunnels formed by the rapid cooling of lava flowing into the ocean over a million years ago. While crisscrossing the crystal clear water that covers this dramatic submarine landscape by kayak, it’s possible to observe a wide variety of sea life including Galapagos penguins, sea birds, eagle rays, and sharks. After landing the kayaks, a short walk takes us through a magical landscape dominated by opuntia (prickly pear) and candelabra cacti, and red mangroves. Sea birds, such as Nazca and blue-footed boobies, flightless cormorants, and storm petrels, can be observed resting on shore paying little attention to passersby. A beautifully protected snorkeling spot allows us to explore this rich underwater world and possibly observe Pacific seahorses in the shadows near shore. Paddling back to Puerto Villamil, there will be time to relax before dinner.
Overnight: Wooden House Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner