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Kicker Rock - Leon Dormido

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Address: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
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Great place to snorkel and catch a sunset

This is a wonderful place to snorkel....we saw sharks below us, sea lions, penguins, and lots and lots of fish. The water current was a little strong but we made it through fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to snorkel....we saw sharks below us, sea lions, penguins, and lots and lots of fish. The water current was a little strong but we made it through fine and were able to catch the sunset on our boat as we left. Shouldn't be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lots of sea life. Rays, sharks, turtle, sea lions etc. Very fun and interesting time. Would definitely go back. Got to spend time on the beach and even do some fishing.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A lovely place to visit.A great snorkel site. Spotted sharks, rays tropical fish, turtles and sea lions. The water is super clear and you can swim around the rocks and through the channel that separates them . Well worth a visit!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The rock itself is beautiful. Springs straight up out of the deep blue ocean. Snorkeling was wonderful. Lots of sights including turtles and sharks. A must do for all levels of snorkeling.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

About an hr to hr and a half boat ride from San Cristobal, we had the most amazing snorkeling experience of our lives. Kicker rock looks like the shape of a lion from far. It formed its structure naturally by ashes from a volcano about 3-3.5 million years ago. Read more here: http://travelstellar.com/review/snorkeling-at-kicker-rock-galapagos-island/

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We almost circumnavigated this on our catamaran, but didn't stop. It was a wonderful rocky outcrop with plenty of noisy bird life. We were here when the sun was at its best - late afternoon, beautiful for taking pictures from various angles/aspects. I really enjoyed the brief time we had here and would recommend it to anyone - a must!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The rock is the most well known silhouette on San Cristobal island. It you can boat around it as part of some tour, fine. We found the snorkeling there average and had better experiences elsewhere in the Galapagos. And the 'beach' they took us to was a joke. Wish we had spent the time/money to visit Cerro Pitt--the ONLY place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Loved Kicker Rock!! We went diving there with El Chato tours, and it was outstanding. The diving there was one of the best I have ever done - the wall is impressive and you can see so many animals (sharks, turtles, morays, sea lions, reef fish...) it was just wonderful and the overall experience there was fantastic. Definitely do it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

the site itself was just amazing, the best of all the otehr dives we did in galapgos (santa cruz , seymore, bartalome and gordon rocks) so many sharks and sea lions and turtles and rays..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lots of sharks and sea turtles. Currents are not so low and visibility could be better. Overall a really good experience, not easy to see 5 different species of sharks in two dives.

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Address: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  San Cristobal  >  Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

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