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Address: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
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Famous for a Reason: Fantastic Snorkeling!

This is the must-see site when you go to San Cristobal for its snorkeling or diving. The channel that's eroded between the two parts of this former tuff cone is home to all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the must-see site when you go to San Cristobal for its snorkeling or diving. The channel that's eroded between the two parts of this former tuff cone is home to all manner of marine life: sea turtles, rays, reef sharks, and if you're lucky, hammerheads. I didn't see any hammerheads here, but I was lucky to see two... More 

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Chicago
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While on our cruise, we enjoyed our visit despite the choppy water..... And our willingness to tolerate unfriendly conditions was WELL worth it. We saw and video taped (45 buck GoPro knockoff) a hammerhead shark, Galápagos shark, black tipped reef shark, white tipped reef shark, green turtles and several spotted eagle rays..... Besides the fish! Just some really heavy chop... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really good trip. It takes an hour to get out to the rock. There are all kinds of sealife to be seen, but the day we were there, I saw a baby shark and others saw some eagle rays. The sea lions come right beside you and check you out.

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Thank RaquelSanJose
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day trip and it was amazing. The crew were great, the animal life was amazing - we snorkled (eg plenty of fish, turtles, Sharks) as was the beach stop off for lunch. I can't remember the name of the tour company but we booked it through our accomodation (Harry at Galápagos Eco Lodge).

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Thank OzTravelsAbroad
South Venice
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for snorkeling. My girl friend just started 2 days ago and was fine with Kicker Rock. The water is cool and refreshing in the hot galapagos sun. We saw dozens of different fish species. We also saw sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, turtles, and a manta ray. Awesome experience.

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Thank Will H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this on our tour of the Galapagos with Wreck Bay Diving Centre (highly recommended) as an alternative to Santa Cruz, Gordens Rocks as apparently it's just as good but without as much 'washing machine' currents. Really enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Diving tour with darwin divers because they looked professional. First we went to do a "check dive" in 1m deep water. we waited 20 minutes in full dive gear in 30 degree heat until we got into the water,then he wanted us to clean our masks but said its to murky. so we checked only if the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kicker Rock is one of the most amazing places to snorkel we've ever experienced. We saw sharks, rays, so many turtles, sea lions, and massive bait balls of fish. Popular site but park controls keep it from being crowded, and coming here will definitely be a highlight of your trip.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kicker Rock or Leon Dormido is a volcanic plug which sits 45 minutes straight out into the Pacific Ocean, and pokes up high into the air. Only scientists actually go onto the Rock to study the bird life. The Rock is split along its width, forming Shark Alley, which we snokelled. The boat dropped us at one end of the... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and great diving. Lots of sharks, other fish and turtles. Currents not too bad. Its popular but not too crowded.

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