Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do

San Cristóbal, Ecuador

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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999
Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do
San Cristóbal, Ecuador

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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 999

About this trip

 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.

Group – Minimum 2 passengers

What’s included

  • Activities
    Activities as described in day tour (depends of the destination)
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transport
  • Tips & Personal expenses

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Edison was a knowledgeable and personable guide, and picked the best that the Mindo area had to offer. The butterflies, the hummingbirds, and especially the chocolate factory experience, were all first rate. The waterfall is all right (bring your bathing suit if you want to spend the time), but it’s not a sufficient reason to go on the tour…
By Barry W for Day Tour Mindo on 21 Oct, 2021
This was an ok excursion. There was a lot of wasted time to accommodate the diver certification stop and subsequent diver only parts of trip. The snorkeling, once underway, paled in comparison to a previous simple beach snorkeling that was free. Lunch was so/so. Captain and cook/ diver guide were so nice, but other!?! Next time I’ll find and book in own with more discretion! Lot of boat time with little quality snorkeling and crowded as we picked up to extra FM’s on the dock!?!
By Susan L for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 17 Oct, 2021
I do not recommend this tour guide. My wife got too tired while swimming, but the guide was busy entertaining the pair of young chicas and did not notice my wife's difficulties until I got his attention.
By Weyman D for Day Tour to uninhabited Island from San Cristóbal Kicker Rock (León do on 16 Oct, 2021
Over priced and late! You charged $85, but it was only $45 in airport. Your service required overnight and was late. Airport service was while you wait. I do not recommend this service.
By Weyman D for Antigen for Virus SARS-Cov-2-GYE on 16 Oct, 2021
It was a nice trip until I got sick towards the end of the last 3 - 4 days. I'm not sure if it was the water or what I ate and whatever the fruits & vegetables that we ate were washed in.
By Lucian B for RT-PCR for Virus SARS-Cov-2 -GYE on 15 Oct, 2021
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