360º Tour Description
Duration: 5 hours aprox
Tour highlights: Rosa blanca, Sardina, Bay Punta Pitt, Cerro brujo y Kicker Rock.
Departure time: 7h30am
Lunch, snacks and soft drinks included
San Cristobal 360º Tour
As it name indicates, the tour take a boat trip around the complete island of San Cristobal , covering its most important highlights. We’ll start early in the morning to make the most of the day. We’ll leave from the port and begin our navigation to the first spot of the tour: Rosa Blanca Bay.
Snorkeling in Bahía Rosa Blanca
After an hour and a half of navigation we’ll arrive at our first stop which is located north of San Cristobal Island and is composed of several bays of crystal clear water. The only way to access this place is through an authorized tour since the presence of a Galapagos Naturist Guide is mandatory. Once we get to Bahía Rosa Blanca, we will walk a bit over volcanic lava and then take a surface dive. While snorkeling you will see turtles, sharks, rays and a wide variety of fish.
Another of the main attractions of Bahía Rosa Blanca is the great beach that it has where you can enjoy an awesome view.
Punta Pitt is the second stop of the San Cristobal 360º Tour. Here we do not disembark but we take turns to see from the upper part of the ship the wonderful view that this point has to offer. From here we can enjoy a lunch overlooking a unique landscape and different species of birds endemic to the Galapagos Islands.
Sardina Bay and Cerro Brujo
Sardina Bay is the third stop and the second point to snorkel on the 360 tour. Sardina Bay is characterized by having a beautiful beach with the best conditions to practice surface diving and observe the abundance of marine life that the Galapagos Islands have. Here we will see many sea tortoises, sea lions and rays with which you will swim in perfect harmony.
Then we continue navigation and we pass through Cerro Brujo and go through large rocks from which we can seesight the Kicker Rock in the distance, one of our next stops.
Snorkeling Kicker Rock
Finally the last stop will be to snorkel in one of the most famous places of the Galapagos Islands, the León Dormido, or as it is known in English, kicker rock.
This place is very famous because the view when diving is spectacular. We do surface diving in the open sea between the two rocks that make up the sleeping lion. Underneath them lies a large shark colony
Aditional information and recommendations
- Must do tour in San Cristobal Island.
- The path is not difficult but it does require a certain physical resistance because it is a bit long. Therefore, tour is not recommended for children our elders.
- Important to wear sports shoes, sun cap, water and sunscreen.
- Lunch will be made after visiting small volcano.
- Tour availability: all year, every day. However, the tour may vary if it is considered that volcanic activity is not recommended.
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