Kicker Rock Day Trip from San Cristobal Island in Galapagos

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Enjoy an action-packed day trip to the scenic Kicker Rock Islet. Snorkel in one of the most biodiverse areas in the Galapagos Islands with wildlife ranging from hammerhead sharks to manta rays. Enjoy a tasty lunch, followed by time to explore a nearby deserted beach. You won't have to worry about how to get there as transfers between San Cristobal and Kicker Rock Islet are included.
  • Hassle-free tour with snorkeling mask and fins included
  • A delicious boxed lunch is provided
  • Access remote beauty—visit a deserted beach
  • Go on a boat trip to one of Galapagos Islands’ most biodiverse areas

Bilingual Professional Guide.
Transportation from Puerto Baquerizo to Kicker Rock Islet.
Snorkeling equipment (mark and fins)
Box Lunch.
Other services not specified.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock in San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.

NAVIGABLE TOURS: Navigable tours taking place from San Cristóbal Island (Española, Kicker Rock) do not always include a hotel pick-up service. Sometimes these require you to meet with the guide on the dock. The day before the tour, the guide or the person in charge of the navigable day tour will inform you of the exact timing, and if there will be either a hotel pick-up or a meeting point at the dock.

Address: Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock in San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.
Directions: Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock in San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.
Dates: Specific days of the week
Return point: Puerto Baqueirzo Moreno Dock in San Cristobal Island, Galapagos.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour.

Departure Time

7:15 AM
Pass By:  
Nature Galapagos & Ecuador
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.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Open water snorkleing - basic swimming skills required.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather or unforseen circumstances, no refunds are available.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

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