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Sleeping Lion Rock Day Trip
  • English and Spanish
  • 7 hours

Discover the magic of Sleeping Lion Rock and spot diverse wildlife on this day trip from San Cristóbal. What's more, you can snorkel or scuba dive in this breathtaking place!

Sleeping Lion Rock Day Trip

On the morning of the excursion, we'll meet up at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Pier on San Cristóbal Island, where we'll embark on a boat trip on the waters of the Pacific in the direction of Kicker Rock, also known as El Leon Dormido, or The Sleeping Lion, a natural rock formation.

During the cruise, which takes approximately one and a half hours, you'll be captivated by the impressive views of the coast of San Cristóbal Island.

Reaching the islet southeast of the Galapagos Islands, we'll stop at take in the view. What shape do you think it is? Is it a sleeping lion, or is it a shoe? While you wonder, you'll hear all about the history of Kicker Rock.

In this incredible area of the Galapagos, you'll have the opportunity to see an awe-inspiring number of wildlife species, like turtles, marine iguanas, rays, Galapagos sharks, tropical fish and even hammerhead sharks! Fancy going for a swim?

We'll disembark in a uniquely beautiful spot to make the most of the beach here, giving you the equipment you need to snorkel amongst the fascinating marine life around Sleeping Lion Rock. We'll also enjoy a delicious lunch to renew our energy.

At the end of an unforgettable experience, we'll return to San Cristóbal Island for around 3:30 pm.

Scuba Diving at Sleeping Lion Rock 

When making your reservation, you'll have the choice between snorkelling or scuba diving at Sleeping Lion Rock. If you choose this option, you'll have the opportunity to do two dives around the island.

We'll then stop at the beach so that you can have a well-deserved rest and a hearty lunch before returning to San Cristóbal.

Important Information

  • To participate in the scuba diving activity, you must have an Open Water license and have dived during the past 7 months.
  • You must stay on San Cristóbal Island the night before this day trip.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Per person
Sleeping Lion Rock Snorkelling
US$ 145.40
Sleeping Lion Rock Scuba Diving
US$ 340.60

Sleeping Lion Rock Snorkelling

  • Per person

    US$ 145.40

Sleeping Lion Rock Scuba Diving

  • Per person

    US$ 340.60

More Information


7 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Return transport to Sleeping Lion Rock.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Snorkelling or scuba diving equipment (optional).


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (San Cristobal Island local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 145.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

Avenida Charles Darwin and Hernán Melville.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.