Kicker rock & Sandy beach
Today includes some of the best snorkeling in Galapagos, a day trip to Kicker Rock!
After breakfast, a comfortable speed boat navigates along the coast of San Cristobal, boasting views of the birds and landscape from a different angle. At the rock formation, we’ll snorkel thru the channel in search of a variety of sharks, fish, turtles, sea lions, there is a good chance you will see the Galapagos shark, sea turtles, different types of rays, and a variety of fish.
Enjoy a box lunch on the boat afterward, and some quiet beach time to relax before returning to town
Tour Includes: Naturalist Guide (English-Spanish), snorkel equipment (mask, tube,
fins), towel, hot and cold drinks, fresh fruit, snacks, and box lunch (We accomodate special diets).
Location & Geography: Kicker Rock is located approximately 2 hours northwest from San Cristobal. It is the eroded cone of an extinct volcano.
Terrestrial Wildlife: Blue-Footed Boobies, Frigatebirds, California Sea Lions, Red-billed Tropicbirds
Marine Wildlife: Galapagos Sharks, White-tip Sharks, Large Rays, Pelagic and Reef Fish, Sea Turtles, Sea Lions
Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous due to open water snorkeling: open water snorkeling from boat through a wide natural channel between the rocks. (This tour can be based on snorkeling or SCUBA diving. Some passengers may be Scuba Divers on the same tour)
Start time: 8:00 a.m. Hotel pick up
Origin: San Cristobal
Embarcation Point: port
Group Size: 16 max
Vessel Type: Motor Yatch
Activity level: moderate
Total Travel Time: Water 5 hours
What to Bring: Windbreaker, sun glasses, sun cream, swim suit, waterproof camera, change of clothes, and water.
NOT INCLUDED: – Wetsuits are not provided – Water – Tips / gratuities. – Entrance to the Galapagos National Park is 100 USD per 1 adult and 50 USD per 1 child. This is paid in cash on spot at your arrival to any Galapagos airport: Baltra or San Cristobal. – Tourist Card INGALA 20 USD for each passenger. It is paid in cash on any departure airport (Quito or Guayaquil) before check-in in your flight to Galapagos.
What’s included: Sea transport, naturalist guide of the National Park Galapagos, snorkeling gear
Departure at 08:00 from the San Cristobal dock, stopping at the Earwigs where a Checkdive is performed. Arrival to the Sleeping Lion (Kicker Rock), here a first dive is made for divers and a first snorkel for snorkelers. We continue to the opposite side of the Lion Asleep (Kicker Rock), where a second dive is made for divers and also for snorkellers. Exit to Puerto Grande beach, where you take a walk and you can also relax. Always accompanied by the Naturalist Guide.
Depth Range: 10-100 feet
Visibility: 50-70 feet / 15 – 21 meters
Temperatures: Dec-Apr 74º-78º May-Nov 65º-72º
Access: Live Aboard or Day Tour
Return to San Cristobal between 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm..
(*) We reserve the right to make changes in itineraries without prior notice if considered appropriate due to security at air, force majeure, natural disasters, or any consideration at our Captain’s or Representative’s discretion, without being liable for refunds of any kind.