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360 Tour: San Cristobal | Day Tour price $190 | Galapagos 2024

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The 360 tour takes you on a full loop around San Cristóbal Island, visiting beaches, bays and the prominent Kicker Rock. I can help you book the 360 Tour for *$190.

On Tour 360, one of the Galapagos Island’s newest tours, you’ll experience the top sights around San Cristóbal in about 5 hours. A short summary of each stop can be found below. Highlights of this tour are snorkeling with marine life in Rosa Blanca and Sardina bays and visiting the impressive Kicker Rock.

360 Tour in San Cristobal

360 Tour in San Cristobal

 


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Trip itinerary


Upon leaving the main dock at San Cristobal Island, this tour involves 5 stops (not the same as disembarking!), in the following order:

1. Rosa Blanca (snorkeling)
2. Punta Pitt (photo opportunity)
3. Bahía Sardina (snorkeling)
4. Cerro Brujo (photo opportunity)
5. Kicker Rock (snorkeling)

 

Rosa Blanca bay Snorkeling

Rosa Blanca bay Snorkeling

Rosa Blanca is a small bay situated on the northeast of San Cristobal Island. It’s known for its various small beaches, the main attraction being the largest beach in the centre of the bay that is lined with sand dunes. The unique combination of these dunes and the bay’s crystalline waters make Rosa Blanca an attractive destination for visitors. Visitors can also snorkel in the bay, experiencing sea life including sharks, rays and sea turtles.

Punta Pitt is a short stop for lunch and a demonstration of local, traditional fishing. We do not disembark here, but can appreciate the otherworldly landscape nearby and watch for various endemic bird species, like the Red-footed Booby.

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    Sardina bay

    Sardina bay

    Bahía Sardina comprises two beaches – the draw being their small, white-sand dunes beside the crystalline water, which is perfect for snorkeling. You’ll have a chance to observe (and swim with) sea turtles, rays and sea lions.

    We’ll pass byCerro Brujo, which translates to “Witch’s Hill”, on the way to Kicker Rock, which is characterized by its large rock faces, and where you’ll have the chance to snap photos and observe the birdlife that lives on the rocks.

    Snorkeing time in Kicker Rock

    Snorkeing time in Kicker Rock

    Roca León Dormido, also know as “Kicker Rock” in English, is an uninhabited islet 30 minutes away from the main dock on San Cristobal. It looks like a large rock formation just off the main island, but is, technically, an eroded cone of volcanic tuff (ash). It reaches up to a height of 148 meters (486 feet)! Kicker Rock is also a refuge for marine birds like the Blue-footed Booby and sea lions. The waters surrounding the island are home to numerous fish species, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, and rays.

     

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    360 Tour Information


    Tour from San Cristobal Island
    Tour price: US$ 190
    *Tour price changes in high season
    Departure dates: Every day
    Pick up: Operator’s office
    Passenger per yacht: 10 people
    Sail time: 4 hours
    Start time: 07h00
    Return time: 17h00
    Includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), neoprene suit short, life vest, towels, lunch, snacks, certified Galapagos National Park guide and marine transport.

    Does not include: Alcoholic drinks, soda and tip.

    * Price does not include 12% IVA (only if you need an invoice).
    * This tour is not recommended for children from 0 – 2 years of age.
    * Reserve this 360 tour with a partial payment using the available payment methods: a bank transfer from any Ecuadorian bank (no additional cost), using WeTravel you can a bank transfer from any U.S. bank (1% + 0.30 cents in additional costs), credit or debit card (only 3.9% additional cost) o using Paypal (5.9% additional cost).

     

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    27 Comments

    • Helena

      Best tour we did in the Galápagos by far! On the second day on the island we had already seen so much marine life and had a blast doing so. The tour guide was amazing! We talked to many people on San Cristóbal, Isabela and Santa Cruz, and we all agreed that this tour is the best thing you can do. The process of booking it was made very easy and simple thanks to Choko, everything was ready in advance which puts you at ease when you have to take care of hundreds of things when traveling.

      April 7, 2024 at 7:33 am
    • Gabriela

      The tour 360 on San Cristóbal was a really nice experience, we had the chance to enjoy an amazing beach at Rosa Blanca and we’re lucky to swim with hammerhead sharks at Kicker Rock during our 45 min stop. The guide was very professional and even provided us nice photos from deep ocean. This is one trip that we really recommend while visiting San Cristóbal

      February 11, 2024 at 4:14 am
    • Bhupen

      It was a pleasure to book our 360 degree tour via ChokoTrip. Booking went smoothly and there were no issues when we arrived in San Cristobal regarding our booking. It was a great trip which we will remember. ChokoTrip is a reliable platform for booking.

      February 5, 2024 at 7:43 pm
    • Eric Fly

      Definite a must do on San Cristobal. kicker Rock was awesome and saw hammerheads. Make this a morning stop. Excellent beaches and snorkeled with so many turtles. Choko and his team were excellent as always setting things up. Will definitely use them again.

      December 14, 2023 at 11:48 am
    • Ana Blasco

      El Tour de 360 °.en San Cristóbal, fué mi primer Tour en Galápagos. Y también mi primer snorkel.
      El Tour fué precioso ,y me sentí muy segura haciendo mi primer snorkel con el guía, muy profesional . Vimos tortugas nadando al lado ,rayas más en profundidad y hasta un tiburón martillo al fondo . El guía sacó fotos estupendas con su Gopro ,y nos las dieron gratuitamente una vez terminado el Tour .Un detallazo!!
      En la excursión visitamos también playas preciosas ,donde nos bañamos con lobitos marinos ,que jugaban alrededor. Con tortugas marinas nadando a nuestro lado .
      O simplemente contemplar el paisaje maravilloso, mientras veías pescar a los albatros , dormitar los lobos marinos …..Siempre había algo que ver.
      La excursión fué muy completa , y es muy recomendable.
      El guía muy profesional y simpático.

      September 17, 2023 at 6:06 am
    • Yosuke

      See my post on Los Tuneles for more insight into our trip.

      Pros and cons for this 360 Tour are as follows. PRO: 1) Amazing wildlife. The beaches are so remote with limited visitors so its definitely one of kind experience. 2) our guide was amazing. He was well informed, enthusiastic, personable and open to have conversation, spoke English very well. 3) Galapagos Eco was very friendly and helpful. 4) Kicker Rock was definitely the highlight. I jumped out solo on this one. Wife and kids stayed on the boat. Best decision given the extent of the swim in open ocean around a pretty big rock! CON: 1) its a LONG time in the boat to get out of the boat only 3 spots. I wish they added more stops to break the long trip. We did slow down in x2 other spots but these were drive-by’s.

      April 22, 2023 at 10:41 am
    • Kattya

      The 360 tour was amazing! I recommend it to everyone with a packed schedule who wants to glimpse San Cristóbal Island. All crew were so kind and offered us snacks every time, I didn’t stay hungry during the day. We were able to fish a tuna and we ate sashimi, it was my first time trying it! During the snorkeling activity, I was lucky to see sharks, sting rays, and sea lions!!

      March 15, 2023 at 7:54 am
    • Wendy Nevins

      Four older women travelled to San Cristobal on an Exoticca Tour of Ecuador. We had a free day on the island and I looked for something worthwhile to do. I decided on the 360 Tour offered by Choko. Our trip to Ecuador ended up being postponed due to Hurricane Ian in the fall of 2022. We rescheduled for February ‘23. and paid in full. I was worried about having done this, but it all worked beautifully. We had a gorgeous day & got to see so many interesting places and animals. Kicker Rock was teeming with life! I was disappointed that we weren’t able to fish for our lunch, but otherwise, the experience was excellent. The crew did an wonderful job keeping us hydrated throughout. Our only complaint was that our naturalist guide was somewhat gruff about one of my friend’s asthma condition. All in all a glorious day!

      February 27, 2023 at 8:48 am
    • Scott

      Great 360 Tour. We saw a pod of Orcas interacting with a Sea Lion. Didn’t end well for the Sea Lion, but was spectacular to watch. Kicker Rock was fun with sharks, fish, tortoises and beautiful scenery. Galapagos Eco Fishing (tour operator) was great and provided us with some amazing footage of our day – both in and out of the water.

      February 5, 2023 at 8:27 pm
    • Amanda

      My friends and I did the 360 tour on San Cristobal and booked in advance, we were a little worried about paying in advance but everything went quite smoothly. The tour was awesome and we saw a lot of things in one day, we were supposed to do an English tour but our guide spoke barely any….BUT that being said he was our favourite guide of the whole 6 days. Super patient and kind and we had a lot of fun. He was also patient with my fear of snorkelling and making sure to go with me so I definitely recommend.

      January 10, 2023 at 3:42 am
    • Alessandro Carrer

      360 tour: awesome tour, in kicker rock we had the luck to see thousands of fishes because there were a lot of plancton coming from a sea current. We did the 360 tour other way around and it was better because the snorkel at kicker rock was much colder than the other one. We advise again 2 wetsuit to proper enjoy the snorkel. The second snorkel was great as well because we had the chance to see again other turtles, rays and a lot of white reef sharks resting in the water. The food and the guide were great so we totally recommend doing this tour.

      July 13, 2022 at 12:23 pm
    • Rasheeb

      After booking, I was unable to go on the tour myself, but my friend did go and he loved it. He would absolutely recommended this tour to others.

      Also, as I notified Choko ahead of time that I would be unable to make it, they were able to fill my spot with someone else, and they gave me back a full refund. I am very appreciative of that.

      January 18, 2022 at 2:36 pm
    • Lisa

      The 360 tour was wonderful. I highly recommend,
      especially if you’re only in San Cristobal for a short time, like we were. It gives a good overview of the island, while snorkeling and stopping at some awesome beach spots. I particularly enjoyed seeing the sea lions up close on the beach.

      January 17, 2022 at 11:31 pm
    • Alaska jamie

      our 360 tour was amazing. We didn’t see any hammerheads because it is not hammerhead season, but it was still worth it to snorkel at kicker rock. We saw sharks and turtles and had a great time. Our guide was wonderful, helping my husband who is still getting used to being in the water and snorkeling. He was patient and so super helpful and understanding.

      November 13, 2021 at 7:45 pm
    • Linda

      Absolutely a MUST do tour! We stopped in San Cristobal for 2 nights just to do this tour. I chose this based on all the positive reviews and they were all right! We got to fish for our lunch right off the boat. Caught a big Wahoo and the chef made sashimi with it. The tour was fantastic. We had an English speaking naturalist who was extremely informative. Lots and Lots of fun. I would NOT recommend this tour for younger kids. The snorkeling can be a bit rough but worth it. The water is also a bit chilly. This tour is great for kids age 12-13 and older.I I would also like to add that Choktrip was extremely helpful in planning any activities. We opted not to take the ferry shuttle and to fly to Isabella after San Cristobal and Im really happy with that choice.

      October 10, 2021 at 3:03 pm
    • Thomas Makowski

      The 360 tour was awesome. We had a great guide, boat and itinerary. The price is steep but the same as the other local outfits we were able to see an amazing amount of wildlife.

      August 8, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    • Sean

      Awesome trip. Guide was fantastic. Great food. First snorkeling spot was great. Saw sharks turtles stingrays. Then caught a fish on the boat. Stopped at punta pitt for great pics. Another snorkel spot and then kicker rock which is fantastic. Tons of turtles, spotted sting rays. Sea lions. Amazing trip. Definite must on San cristibal.

      June 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm
    • Paolo

      I had some travel issues in Guayaquil (thank you Delta!) and my flight was moved to next day. I called Choko, he made arrangements last minute and booked me and my family a 360 trip

      Fantastic experience, great boat, great bilingual guide and crew. That snorkeling experience in Kicker Rock was the most epic moment during my Galapagos trip!

      Fully recommended! Thanks again Choko

      April 20, 2021 at 1:30 pm
    • Ron Budde

      The 360 tour is definitely the best way to see San Christobal! The snorkeling was great with very fine equipment provided. We made several stops to swim with sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, reys and too many fish to name. There were also great occasions to see blue footed boobies on the clifs. Thanks to Christian for easy advance booking.

      April 1, 2020 at 11:24 am
    • Junko Imai

      The 360 tour was very interesting. You can enjoy fishing and snorkeling as well as sightseeing by boat. Our experience was wonderful, thanks to the fishing masters on board. We were able to watch a fight between the birds and Sharks aimed at tuna and Wahoo.

      January 15, 2020 at 3:04 am
    • Robert

      Very good organized by choko. Tour itself was ok, snorkeling at Kicker Rock was the best in the Tour.

      January 15, 2020 at 1:14 am
    • Valeria

      The best part of this tour was snorkeling near Kicker Rock. Beaches also were very nice.
      We were happy that Choko took care of reservation so we didn’t waste our vacation time looking for tour operator and tours.
      Thank you, Christian.

      January 14, 2020 at 12:13 pm
    • Junko Imai

      It was very fun. Especially it was so exciting to catch some big fish in trolling. And so we could see a lot of Galapagos sharks to eat fish gut.

      January 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm
    • Andy Smith

      The 360 tour was absolutely fantastic. Snorkeling at Kicker Rock was incredible. The bird life at Punta Pitt!! Wow! The snorkeling in the sheltered bay with sharks and hanging out on the most astonishing beaches – amazing. We collected our gear at Galapagos Eco Fishing – everything included. There was lunch, snacks, snorkel gear and our guide took GoPro of all the snorkel dives that we got to download as souvenirs.
      Working with Choko was a breeze. We connected through WhatsApp. It was great to be able to pay him half on the card so we didn’t have to stress getting so much cash in San Cristobal.
      100% recommend this 360 tour, San Cristobal generally and definitely recommend booking through Choko. Enjoy the Galapagos and look after them!

      July 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm
    • Rainer

      If you only have a short time for Galapagos is this trip perfect for you. In only one day you see more than other people in two or three days. The tour was well organised and really interesting. Second best snorkeling after Los Tunnels on Isabela for me.
      Choko gives you his phone number and you can call him with any problem. At this moment I want to say thank you again for the help with the tour planning and all other things that can happen. It is every time good to have a local person you can call. I would book my tours with Choko again.

      June 8, 2019 at 1:42 am
    • Ruth

      I cannot recommend the 360 tour highly enough, originally we had tried to book the separate kicker rock tour but it wasn’t available on the days we wanted so this was suggested as an alternative. I’m so pleased it worked out this way. We are not experienced snorkellers and for myself the snorkelling at Kicker Rock was a little out of my comfort zone but before that we went to a ocean bay where we saw white tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, sea lions and a variety of Rays this for me was the highlight of the day. Even though the snorkelling at kicker rock wasn’t for me it would be a great opportunity for inexperienced snorkellers who want to see if they want to go further or for those who want to see whether diving would be for them. The welcome we were given when we went to the tour company’s Galapagos Eco Fishing to rent our wetsuits was extremely warm and professional. Our guide Fabricio was extremely knowledgable and it was clear that his main aim was to ensure we enjoyed ourselves. My sister didn’t manage the first snorkelling as she has a minor panic attack, when we went to another bay for some chill out time after lunch Fabricio took time out to introduce her slowly to snorkelling, she has since then managed to completed 3 separate trips and enjoyed Kicker Rock much more than me. A fantastic day.

      August 5, 2018 at 8:41 am
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