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Palo Santo Travel Ecuador

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Tour Operator from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Machalilla National Park. Whale watching, from june to october. Tour Isla de la Plata, The tour is full day, included encounter with marine turtles , snorkel on the reef corals, visit to la Plata Island or...more
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Puerto Lopez 131950, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend one day in Isla de La Plata, and we really enjoyed it. We had a long walk, seeing a lot of Blue feets birds, and the guide was telling us stories about the place, the animals.. Really interested!!! People was nice, I definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MaB371
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience to see the humpback whales (jorobadas). Still I very much regret that the office did not send me any fotos of that day (6th august) as Cristina had promised. We saw five humpback whales, mostly males, very close on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nek123
Reviewed 3 December 2018

We did the Isle de la Plata Tour which was well worth the price. The boat ride takes one hour each way but it is beautiful and the boat is comfortable. We only saw two species of birds and a lizard on the island so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kyrie I
palosantotravel, Manager at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you for your comment. We have different season and dates. In December some species migrated to the north or south, but other bird species arrive to Isla de la Plata, we are happy that you enjoy your trip. Our boat is for 30 persons,...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

Puerto Lopez was our last stop before going back home! We took the scientific tour and it was amazing! Since we went to the Galapagos, we didn't do the island tour but we wanted the extra whale watching time and it was so worth it!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mies M
palosantotravel, Manager at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Thank you so much for your comment. We are so happy that you enjoy the trip. Isla de la Plata is a wonderful place with a amazing creatures... please come back and check our web, you can reserve only with your credit card, so easy,...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We went twice with Palo Santo. Both times we saw a lot of whales. You will be with about 25 others on the boat and once you arrive at the whale spots you can go on top off the boat or on the front deck...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Where to start? Volunteering at the National Whale Foundation under the passionate wings of Christina Castro is an amazing experience! We only dropped in for a week but were welcomed just as much. From the basic, spacious and private accommodation to the helpfull attention of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great value for money. For only $36 we got to watch whales (we could almost touch them), a walk on Isla la Plata and snorkling. Also lunch and pick-up was well arranged!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bjorn B
palosantotravel, General Manager at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your comment. Yes you get a promotional cost, the best for this season. I hope so you always come back.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We did the Hotel + Isla de la Plata Tour Package. A great value! We saw whales, dolphins, turtles and blue footed boobies. We hiked and snorkeled. The dolphins were a surprise treat. We came back the following weekend with a couple celebrating their anniversary....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Every year from June through September humpback whales congregate off the waters of Puerto Lopez to mate and give birth. There are a couple dozen tour companies offering either ½ or full day trips to see these majestic creatures. But for the best whale experience...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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palosantotravel, Manager at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018
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Que maravillosos comentarios. Esto nos hace cada día mejores. Estamos felices de saber que disfrutaste cada día con nosotros. Los...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We spent 3 weeks in Puerto Lopez from 7/25 - 8/14/2018. Went out with Palo Santo 13 times. Saw literally hundreds of breaches, including several doubles and mother/baby tandem breaches. The best boats and team in Puerto Lopez. Cristina's passion shows in the dedication each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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palosantotravel, Manager at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you so much, for enjoy with us. The research tour and Isla de la Plata Tour were created to enjoy, to live close to nature and you and captured with your cameras incredible things. I'm surprised, how they enjoy life and can share that...More

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Lisaca323
1 February 2018|
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Response from palosantotravel | Property representative |
To Isla de la Plata until 16 turist and only whales or coastal tour until 22 Turist.
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delboy2806
27 September 2016|
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Response from palosantotravel | Property representative |
Depends of the date. From June to October the cost is 45 or 40 usd. Is the high season and included whale watching in the Isla de la Plata Tour. Plus 1 usd of the pair tax. Other part of the year, only if you have discount... More
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Snare2007
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Yes all boats have safe jackets. Only if you buy in the streets you could go with fisherman boats. Please buy in the operator tour. Yes we have life jackets for children.
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