In the middle of the sea northwest of Baquerizo Moreno Port, capital of the Island San Cristobal, we find this ancient and eroded volcanic tuff rock. Kicker Rock is formed by two rocks of approximately 148 m high, named in Spanish “Leon Dormido” for its resemblance to a sleeping lion. In the middle of the rocks, it forms an exceptional waterway to swim, practice snorkeling, and watch animals such as masked boobies, frigates, pelicans, and sea lions. In the sea there are hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays and many tropical fish.
You will sail in a small boat for approx. 40 minutes, towards the formation of lava in the middle of the sea. First you will go around the rock formation to observe different species of birds that use this rock as a resting place to nest. Then, from the boat you can jump from to snorkel in the channel between the rock formation. Be careful, since the currents could be strong, and you will be in open water without being able to see the bottom of the sea. Here you can spot different species of sharks (sometimes even hammerhead sharks!), Turtles, rays and more.
In certain seasons you will find jellyfish that can sting, although you will be provided with an isothermal suit on these occasions. After snorkeling, you will continue to Manglecito or a similar beach. This white coral beach offers the opportunity to walk around and bathe in the surface waters before returning to Baquerizo Moreno Port. You will have a lunch aboard. The sequence of the itinerary could be turned around due to Galapagos National Park regulations.