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Kicker Rock/León Dormido Island Tour

Galapagos Alternative South Plaza Island Tour

Kicker Rock (a.k.a. León Dormido) is the remains of a volcanic cone that has been eroded by the sea. Above the water, the monolithic rock formation towers over 500 feet above the Pacific Ocean and is home to a number of Tropicbirds, Blue-footed Boobies and Frigatebirds. But, the true appeal of this location occurs below the surface of the sea. The natural erosion of this ancient cone has created a channel between the rocks that provides the ideal habitat to view a variety of sharks and rays including Spotted Eagle Rays, White-tip Reef sharks, the ellusive Galapagos Shark and Hammerheads! Because there are no safe places to moor at Kicker Rock, a lunch stop and swim at Manglesito Beach on Islas Lobos is included, where you can snorkel with friendly Sea Lions or take a stroll on the beach. This tour can be centered around either snorkeling or SCUBA diving.

Tour Highlights and Inclusions:

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English Name: Kicker Rock         Spanish Name: León Dormido

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)

You will need: closed shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, snorkel gear, bathing suit/ change of clothes and light jacket for the return trip.

Start time: 8am Hotel pick up Duration: Full-day Origin: San Cristobal Embarcation Point: port
Group Size: 16 max Vessel Type: Motor Yatch Activity level: moderate Total Travel Time: Water ~5 hours

 

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