A Brief Description

Get in touch with nature with this day tour to Isla de La Plata “Silver Island”, part of Machalilla National Park, country’s first protected area.

We will pick you up at Manta and take you through the “Spondylus Route” a scenic drive over the coast to Puerto Lopez. Once there, you will take a boat to the Island. From June to October, you will observe humpback whales, during their mating season. Once we get to the island, a birdwatching expert will guide you along the paths and will give you a detailed guide showing you all the species that live on the Island.

For closure, you will get some time to snorkel in the crystal clear water and discover the colorful marine life

  • Duration

    7 AM to 6PM

  • Location

    Manta – Puerto Lopez – Isla de la Plata

  • Difficulty


  • Price

    2 – 3 people: $155 p.p

    4 -5 people: $115 p.p

    6 or more: $100 p.p

    Please inquiry for larger group rates

    (Local currency USD.)

What´s Included

  • Bottled water and local snack
  • All entrance and activities fees
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • Professional Local Guide (Spanish, English, German or French).
  • Box lunch included (2 Sandwiches, water, juice, banana bread snack)


Across the waves

After the scenic drive from the town of Manta to Puerto Lopez, you will meet your local guide at the picturesque tourist dock. From here you will start your 50 minutes journey to the Island. From June to October you will spot humpback whales dancing and jumping like ballerinas across the ocean.

Time for hicking

As you edge closer to dock, it becomes profusely clear that is not going to be difficult spotting some birdlife. According to your possibilities, the local guide will inform you about the different paths that you could take.

A well deserved dip into the ocean

If you get a sunny day, at the end of the hike you will crave to dive into that crystal clear water. Therefore to finalize the tour, you’ll get some time for snorkeling and discover the richness of the wildlife below the surface.

Availability for Cruise Ship Travellers

PRINCESS CRUISES – Sea Princess03 Aug 201909:0019:00NO
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Amsterdam10 Oct 201905:00 19:00YES
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Zaandam24 Oct 2019 05:00 19:00YES
REGENT – Seven Seas Mariner11 Nov 201908:0019:00YES
SEABOURN – Seabourn Quest13 Nov 201908:00to be determined
CELEBRITY CRUISES – Eclipse29 Nov 201909:0016:00NO
VIKING OCEANS – Viking Sun20 Dec 2019to be determined to be determined
OCEANIA CRUISES – Marina11 Jan 202008:0018:00NO
HOLLAND AMERICA – Ms Volendam13 Jan 202005:0020:00YES
PRINCESS CRUISES – Island Princess18 Jan 202005:0019:00YES
HAPAG LLOYD – Europa 2 21 Jan 202005:0022:00YES
COSTA – Costa Deliziosa27 Jan 202008:0018:00NO
PHOENIX – Amera28 Jan 202009:0019:00NO
OCEANIA CRUISES – Insignia09 Feb 202008:0018:00NO
PHOENIX – Amadea14 Feb 202012:0020:00NO
CUNARD – Queen Victoria8 Mar 202009:0018:00NO
CELEBRITY CRUISES – Eclipse21 Mar 202010:0018:00NO
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Zaandam29 Mar 202008:0017:00NO
PHOENIX – Artania14 Apr 202012:00 18:00NO
REGENT – Seven Seas Navigator29 Apr 202008:0018:00NO

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  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions there is no cancellation fee