Submerge in one of the most bio-diverse hot spots in Galapagos. This snorkel-focused tour takes you to Kicker Rock Islet (a.k.a Sleeping Lion) to swim along side hammerhead sharks, sea lions and manta rays. Spot Galapagos iconic birds such as Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies and frigate birds which inhabit the rock formations. End your snorkeling adventure with a relaxing walk in one of the uninhabited beaches nearby.
The day before your tour, the guide will come to your hotel to explain some basic guidelines for your trip. You will also try on your snorkeling suit for nxt day. On the day of the tour, meet with your guide at 7:30 am at Pueto Baquerizo Dock. Get ready for 1 1/2 hour navigation towards your Kicker Rick Galapagos snorkeling adventure. The day-tour will have two visiting sites. The fist one will be the underwater of the Kicker Rock lava formations. This is one of the most outstanding snorkeling sites in the Galapagos. On the surface you may catch sight of some of the many birds inhabiting the towers emerging from the ocean floor. You can spot Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds and tropicbirds. Get ready to snorkel alongside the most iconic Galapagos wildlife. Hammerheads, sea turtles, Galapagos sharks inhabit the area. The walls are connected below the surface though a 60ft deep channel running between them. On a good day, you can see the sandy-looking bottom of the channel formed by the two towering Kicker Rock walls. This spot hosts rich wildlife.
This day trip also has a add-on activity. Depending on the day, the tour will be complemented either with a snorkeling visit to Cerro Tijeretas Bay, or a visit to a deserted beach (Manglesito, Puerto Grande or similar) to observe wildlife and relax in the pristine sand.
A box lunch will be served in the boat as these parts of the islands are inhabited. You will head back to the boat and return to San Cristobal. Return time is scheduled around 4pm.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to fulfill this tour, you must be at San Cristobal (Puerto Baquerizo) one day prior to departure. IMPORTANT NOTE: The add-on activity for this tour will take place either before or after the snorkeling excursion in Kicker Rock. The site for the add-on activity will depend on the day of the tour and will be chosen on-site by the guide.
What to Expect:
Location: 2 hours from the Coast of San Cristobal Island, Northeast of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Wildlife: Variety of sharks and rays including Spotted Eagle Rays, White-tip Reef sharks, the ellusive Galapagos Shark and Hammerheads, Galapgos Sea Turetles, Sea Lions, colourful reef fish like Mexican hogfish, yellowtail surgeonfish, parrotfish, Sergeant major fish, pufferfish, hawkfish, rainbow wrasse and many more. Birdlife includes: Nazca boobies, Tropicbirds, Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds. Difficulty Level: Moderate – open water snorkeling. Activities: Snorkeling, swimming, short beach hike.