We board the support boat for the 40-minute ride to Punta Bassa and our kayaks. Setting off northward, we pass along the shoreline of San Cristobal until arriving at the brilliant white beach at Punta Finger. This is an ideal place to swim and a great place for birding. After lunch we again board the comfortable support boat for the ride to Leon Dormido (sleeping lion), so named because of its shape, but more commonly known as Kicker Rock. This natural monument is a favorite because of the many magnificent frigate birds and boobies that nest there. Kicker Rock is a dramatic formation, the remains of a lava cone eroded by the sea resulting in two vertical rocks rising 500 feet from the ocean.
Once at Kicker Rock, we snorkel through the amazing channel between the two spires, where it is common to see white-tipped reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles and eagle rays. Beyond the big fishes of note, the channel hosts a vividly colorful display of tropical fish contrasting against a backdrop of black volcanic rock, including razor surgeonfish, Cortez rainbow wrasse and orange-bellied triggerfish, to name only a few. After a memorable snorkeling session, we return to Puerto Baquerizo.
Overnight: Blue Marlin Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner