360 Tour from San Cristobal Island (Galapagos)
The 360 Tour takes you on a full loop around San Cristóbal Island, visiting beaches, bays and the prominent Kicker Rock (also known as Roca León Dormido). I can help you book the 360 Tour for $156.6 USD
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.
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 (lunch + local fishing demonstration)
3. Bahía Sardina (snorkeling)
4. Cerro Brujo (photo opportunity)
5. Roca León Dormido / Kicker Rock
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.
GALAPAGOS TOUR INFORMATION TO 360 TOUR SAN CRISTOBAL:
Departure island: San Cristóbal
Tour price to tour 360: $156.6 USD
Available days of the tour 360: Everyday
Passenger capacity per boat: 10 people
Pick up: The tour operator’s office to receive your snorkeling equipment
Total travel time to and from the island: 4h30min
Start time: 07h30
Return time: 16h00
* 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.
Tour includes: Snorkeling equipment (masks and fins), neoprene suit, life vest, towels, lunch, snack, water, juices, certified Galapagos National Park guide and marine transport.
Tour does not include: Tip for the boat crew.
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.
Check out this interactive map of the 360 Tour