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 $160.
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.
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Upon leaving the main dock at San Cristobal Island, this tour involves 5 stops (not the same as disembarking!), in the following order:
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:
* 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.
DON’T WASTE ANY TIME!
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.
*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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