San Cristobal and the islands around it are well known to be the perfect place to snorkel. Here we can enjoy a rich undersea world. Don’t miss this opportunity to swim next to the beautiful and colorful animals. Lets enjoy the life.
After a well-deserved rest and a lovely breakfast, we are going to meet our guide again, but this time for a Full Day of navigation. For this day, there are two options depending the availability:
Kicker rock and snorkeling
Today our adventure begins at the Baquerizo Moreno Dock early in the morning. We are going to be by the hand of our bilingual guide, who will help us board the zodiac that will take us to the Galapagos Hopper catamaran. We will navigate the west side of San Cristobal Island, so we will be able to watch frigate birds and the unique marine iguanas. With a little luck we will be able to spot manta rays and dolphins jumping amongst the sea alongside with other marine wildlife.
Our first snorkeling excursion will take place at Kicker Rock also known as the sleeping lion. This astonishing rock is a tuff cone eroded into twin peaks. There is vast wildlife living in its surroundings, it’s cliffs are home to blue footed boobies and other sea birds. In terms of marine life some of the species that we can find at this place are sea lions, reef fish, rays, hammerhead shark, sea turtles and much more. For lunch we will board again the Galapagos Hopper and will enjoy a succulent 3 course meal.
Also here, we will be served with soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions. After enjoying Kicker Rock, we will disembark at the beach where we can walk in search of coastal birds and sea lions, or relax and take a sunbath. If we chose the option of discovering the shore by foot, we can see mangrove forests. Later we can dip into the turquoise water before returning to the Galapagos Hopper catamaran for our navigation back to Baquerizo Moreno Dock in the afternoon.
Today our adventure begins at the Baquerizo Moreno Dock early in the morning. We are going to be by the hand of our bilingual guide, who is going to help us to board the zodiac that will take us to the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran. Our navigation will last approximately 2h15 minutes.
The fun starts with a wet landing at the Golden Sand Beach (Playa Arena Dorada). Punta Pitt is an eroded volcano, it is one of the few places in Galapagos where we can spot the three species of boobies, the blue and redfooted boobies and the Nazca boobies. The excursion at Punta Pitt is on rocky terrain, so we should be prepared for the two hours hiking with comfortable shoes to avoid any inconvenience and being able to enjoy this unique landscape.
After hiking around the site, we will be able to do snorkeling at the Pitt Islet. Thus, we will watch an amazing variety of fishes, and with luck we will snorkel among sharks. As soon as we board again the Galapagos Hopper Catamaran, we will be received with a refreshing and delicious snack, and for lunch we will enjoy a three course meal. Also, we will have soft drinks, coffee, tea and infusions available aboard.
Sadly, our daily adventure in Galapagos arrived at its end! Our guide will assist us in our return flight or to move on to our next experience in Galapagos, hopefully, onboard of an expedition cruise like the luxury Petrel Catamaran and the First Class Catamaran Galapagos Seaman Journey.