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360 Tour San Cristobal Island

360 Tour: Kicker Rock + Rosa Blanca and Sardina Bay

The 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 $166.

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 San Cristobal Video

Original video by ChokoTrip ©

 

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 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.

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.

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.
 

360 Tour San Cristobal Photos

Original photos by ChokoTrip ©

 

INFORMATION FOR 360 TOUR IN SAN CRISTOBAL:

  • Tour from San Cristobal Island
  • Tour price: US$ 166
  • Available days of the tour 360: Everyday
  • Pick up: Operator’s office
  • Total travel time to and from island: 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Start time: 07h00
  • Return time: 17h00
  • Passenger capacity per boat: 10 people
  • 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.
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    * Price does not include 12% tax. (We only charge it if you want a invoice).
    * This tour is not recommended for children from 0 to 2 years old.
    * This tour you can book with a partial payment using two available methods of payment: bank transfer (no additional cost for bank transfers between Ecuadorian banks) or you can pay with a credit/debit card. The remaining payment must be paid directly to the operator on the island.

     
     

    Booking

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    I can help you reserve this tour with local operators that own the vessels. Instead of wasting time wandering around each island looking for tours, you should be enjoying the places you can visit on your own while at the Galapagos Islands.

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    *We work directly with boat owners and tour operators in the Galapagos, thereby avoiding additional costs, unlike travel operators like Viator, Get Your Guide and Civitatis which rely on third-party local operators.
     
     

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    9 Comments

    • 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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