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Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)

La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)

Hello all,

My 13 year old daughter and I are excited to be going to the Galapagos for the first time on Ecoventura's itinerary B (western/northern) cruise in late March of 2017. We begin and end the cruise on San Cristobal.

I really wanted to snorkel at Kicker Rock (not on the cruise itinerary) so I was considering adding an extra day on San Cristobal, either before or after the cruise, and taking a day tour to Kicker Rock. Anyone have any thoughts regarding this? Would this be worth the added cost and time, or is there really nothing new I would see at Kicker Rock that I didn't already see on the Ecoventura cruise? Also, I have not been having any luck on the internet finding a good half day tour to Kicker Rock from San Cristobal. Anyone have suggestions of where I might find and book a good tour to Kicker Rock? Thank you very much!

Ottawa, Canada
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1. Re: Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)

Dear Bearcub,

why not? I would recommend you start your trip with the visit to Kicker Rock - after 7 days on the cruise, having snorkeled in many other places, the awe and wonder of it all will have worn off a bit I think. As for organizing a day trip there - I'm sure you'll find someone to do it for you. Keep on looking.

Warmest regards,

Heather Blenkiron

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2. Re: Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)

Hello, well kicker rock is amazing!! You really should go!!!

I took a day trip, it cost $80 and I had a lot of fun.

My tour included swimming with sharks, then we had a lunch and then snorkeling in another beach, the places were amazing and was a great experience.

Guayaquil, Ecuador
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3. Re: Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)


I suggest to take a day trip in the malecon at San Cristobal, there are many travel agency. The tour begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm

You can take this excursion after your cruise.



Montanita, Ecuador
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4. Re: Kicker Rock (aka Leon Dormido)

I would have to agree with Heather, if you could start with Kicker Rock that will just start your Galapagos trip in amazement.

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