Tour Kicker Rock and Punta Pitt

San Cristobal

1 day

Duration

Low

Difficulty

5 years

Age

Tour details

This exciting journey will take you to two of the most impressive and iconic destinations in the Galapagos Islands: Kicker Rock and Punta Pitt. Get ready for a unique experience where you’ll discover the astonishing beauty of marine life and the magnificence of the natural landscapes of this unique archipelago in the world. From snorkeling with sharks and rays in the crystal-clear waters of Kicker Rock to a hike at Punta Pitt, where you’ll immerse yourself in the wildlife and unique biodiversity of the Galapagos.

Wildlife you will have the opportunity to observe

At sea:

  • Hammerhead shark
  • Sea turtles
  • Sea lions
  • Manta rays
  • Whitetip sharks
  • Blacktip sharks
  • Galápagos sharks
  • Pufferfish
  • Starfish
  • Barracudas
  • Tuna
  • and more

Birds:

  • Red-footed boobies
  • Blue-footed boobies
  • Nazca boobies
  • Pelicans
  • Frigates
  • Finches

Equipment:

Short wetsuit

Fins

mascara snorkel

Snorkel mask

IMPORTANT: All passengers must arrive at the agency one day before the tour for the equipment test, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tour includes:

Lunch

Snacks

Drinks
Fruits
Towels
Life jacket
Naturalist guide
Snorkel equipment
Water

Itinerario:

Preparation and boarding
All passengers must arrive at the agency at 6:50 a.m. on the day of the tour. At 7:00 a.m., we will head to Aquarium Dock I, where you will meet your naturalist guide.
Navigation to Kicker Rock Islet
We will sail to Kicker Rock Islet, where you’ll be amazed by the majestic volcanic rock formation rising before you. Your naturalist guide will provide a briefing about the snorkeling areas and the itinerary. You’ll enjoy a snorkeling immersion in the channel between the two rocks, lasting approximately 45 minutes. After the immersion, you’ll have time to rest and enjoy snacks and drinks before heading to the next visit site, Punta Pitt.
Exploration at Punta Pitt
Once at Punta Pitt, you’ll disembark for a roughly 2-hour round trip hike to Cerro Pitt. Here, you’ll encounter the iconic red-footed booby and other species such as blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, pelicans, frigatebirds, finches, and more. Upon concluding the hike, you’ll return to the boat to commence the return journey.
Return to the port
The return to the port is scheduled for approximately 5:00 p.m., subject to ocean conditions. It concludes a day full of adventure and wonder, leaving you with unforgettable memories of your Galápagos experience.

Recommendations:

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Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, and personal items for your trip.

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If you have your own snorkeling or diving equipment, you can bring it either one day before and leave it at the agency or on the day of the tour.

Conditions:

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This itinerary is subject to changes at the discretion of the Galapagos National Park and your Naturalist Guide, depending on ocean conditions in certain cases. We take safety seriously and always strive to provide you with the best and safest experience.
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In light of the pandemic, we have implemented strict cleaning policies. Each piece of equipment is thoroughly disinfected between uses, the agency and the boat are cleaned daily. Hand sanitizer is available at all times.

$265

Tour price

We will navigate to Kicker rock islet, where you can see the majestic rock of volcanic lava. Once we arrive, the naturalist guide will give you the briefing about the snorkeling areas and the route we will take. We will snorkel in the channel between the two rocks.

 

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