San Cristobal Island Galapagos, Kicker Rock

Sleeping lion or Kicker Rock is a rock formation, located on the coast of Isla San Cristobal in the Galapagos Archipelago. It is a magnificent island in the middle of the sea, rising 500 feet from the ocean, is shaped like a giant sleeping lion , hence its name. The rocks are remains of a vertical formation of tufa, and is a favorite place for various species of seabirds.

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  • City:San Cristobal
  • Sector:West
  • Address:A 1 hour from Puerto Baquerizo
  • Schedule of attention:Daily
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Kicker Rock

The islet Kicker Rock is located west of San Cristobal, an hour by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. It is the remnant of an ancient volcanic cone. Its waters are preferred by professional underwater swimming and diving oxygen, who make it to 100 meters deep in your dives.

It consists of two vertical walls with a channel in the center provides a haven for sharks and other fish species such as barracuda and rainbow fish. The walls are colored surprisingly almost certainly have great sightings of marine life, including octopus and many sharks such as hammerheads, reef sharks and white tip sharks in the Galapagos. Other sea creatures are found turtles, rays and sea lions.

In this magnificent place is refused access because it is still unspoilt and also the shelter of alien species. Among birds that more can be seen are the real red-breasted frigates, which show off their beautiful color in contrast with the infinite blue Tues In addition hundreds of blue-footed boobies perched in small caves.

When navigating near Cristobal Island in the distance you can see this famous monument with the figure of a feline animal resting on the sea, will also see two islands that are impressive for their monumental size, these are divided and the cross can experience a feeling of insignificance before the imposing natural rock.

The islet is also used as a resting place for sea lions and may be seen sleeping on the rocky base.

San Cristobal Island, Kicker Rock


Map Kicker Rock, San Cristobal Galapagos

Map of Kicker Rock, Galápagos Ecuador



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