Kicker Rock is an impressive rock formation that lies off the western coast of San Cristobal Island. The two vertical rocks that form Kicker Rock are part of an eroded tuff cone.
Its name in Spanish is León Dormido which means sleeping lion because, from a certain angle, the rock formation resembles a lion’s face.
The channel between the two rocks is known to be one of the best snorkeling and diving sites in the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to see different species of rays, tropical fish and sharks including Galapagos and hammerhead sharks. During a dinghy ride along the rock walls, you can also observe blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, frigate birds and sea lions.


Highlights: Breathtaking landscape, excellent snorkeling (chance to see hammerhead sharks)
Permitted activities: Deep water snorkeling, dinghy ride
Tip: Some snorkeling experience is recommended if you visit this site because currents can be strong.

Activities and visits may vary according to the cruise.

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