Kicker Rock Galapagos Tour: Snorkeling or Diving and Beach
The famous Kicker Rock! The island is an imposing, vertical, sheer-walled tuff cone that has been eroded in half. The name in Spanish is León Dormido, so called because of its resemblance to a sleeping sea lion. Kicker Rock is known as one of the best dive sites in the archipelago.
What to see at Kicker Rock
- Salema Fishes
- Hammerhead Sharks
- Galápagos Sharks
- Eagle Rays
- Golden Rays
- Sea Lions
Details of the Kicker Rock Tour
For divers: From $231.00
For snorkelers: From $159.00
The gear has to be fitted the day before (pick up from the hotel 5:30pm).
Kicker Rock is known as one of the best dive sites in the archipelago to expect a school of salema fishes, hammerhead sharks, Galápagos sharks, turtles, eagle rays, golden rays and sea lions. The outside wall of the rock goes 60m/200ft straight to the bottom – good buoyancy control for divers is a must. Currents are mild to moderate. The second dive goes through the dramatic channel cutting through the rock between towering walls. The divers to go up from 20m/60ft to 15-13m/40ft. The dives ends on the other side of the channel.
Depending on the date you’d like to book the tour, the operator offers 2 dives/2 times snorkeling in combination with a visit of different beaches:
- Beach Manglecito (AM: check dive at Isla Lobos, 2x dives/snorkel, PM: Beach)
- Beach Puerto Grande (AM: check dive at Frigate Bird Bay, 2x dives/snorkel, PM: Beach)
- Beach of Cerro Brujo (AM: Beach, PM: check dive at Cerro Brujo, 2x dives/snorkel)
Departure Time: 7:30
Departure Location: Main pier, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Arrival Time: Around 15:00
Arrival Location: Main pier, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
We are really much looking forward to your questions and inquiry.
- Lunch onboard
- Naturalist Guide (English and Spanish speaking) for the snorkelers
- Dive Guide for the divers (max. 5 divers per guide)
- Dive Equipment for the divers
- Snorkeling Equipment (Mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit)
- Snacks / Fruits
Although most things are included in our tours we would like to give you some advice on what to bring to your Kicker Rock Tour.
- Sun Protection (Sun cream and a cap or hat)
- Wind-proof jacket or sweatshirt
- Refillable water bottle
For sure, you can also bring your own dive equipment if you want to. In that case, please ask about the need of adapters for the regs.
If you are just interested in this land tour, just fill out the little box to the right (on mobile below) and click on “Enquire now“. If you are interested in other land tours as well as in diving, then please fill out the following reservations form. This will help us to directly design a first offer for you.