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Galapagos Hopper Kicker Rock

Galapagos Hopper Kicker Rock

By Latin Trails
Galapagos Hopper is the third vessel of Galapagos Journey Fleet focused on attending the Daily Tour´s Market in San Cristobal Island. Galapagos Hopper was custom built to host a maximum of 12 passengers, and it delivers a personalized service with high quality of service, which represents all the boats of Galapagos Journey Fleet. The navigation onboard this catamaran is more stable and calm, minimizing dizziness problems that many passengers feel on daily tour boats. Thus, sailing aboard the Galapagos Hopper is being more comfortable and relaxing.
per adult
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Ages 5-65
Duration: 9h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • There is a permanent hydration station aboard with coffee, tea, infusions, and water as well as snacks after every activity.
  • The meal is based on fish/chicken, vegetables, and carbohydrates.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
What's not included
  • Use of SCUBA equipment

  • San Cristóbal Island, Ecuador
    A crew member will pick up the passengers from the hotel they stay at in San Cristobal.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 159623P4

    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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      Joined in September 2016
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    Sofia M
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
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    This was a time to remember. Such a beautiful tour I realised how beautiful the country it is. I am waiting to make my next trip soon. Hopefully with many more people. The guides are a great help as they all speak English which makes it easy to communicate and understand better. The itineraries are well planned so I'll suggest just following them and making the most out of it.
    Written August 11, 2022
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