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  • Address: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
The translation of Leon Dormido, a giant rock formation rising sharply out of the ocean, is 'sleeping lion.' The remains of a lava cone split into two parts, in English it is also known as 'Kicker Rock.' The formations have eroded due to hundreds of years of weather and sea and now tower 500 feet above the water below.

Located off the coast of San Cristobal Island, boats that visit the rocks can navigate through the narrow channel between the two formations. Much marine wildlife does the same, and this is one of the most common places to see Galapagos sharks as well as turtles, rays and sea lions. It's an excellent spot for diving and snorkeling, as the mild current sweeping between the two rocks often means diverse groups of reef fish. Frigate birds are also common, and many other species can be seen above the water. Whether you conclude that the rocks resemble a lion or a boot, Leon Dormido is a Galapagos icon for a reason.

Practical Info

Located near the San Cristobal Island, Leon Dormido takes approximately one hour to reach by boat from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. The site can only be visited by boat, and visitors must be accompanied by a guide.

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Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers, Galapagos Islands, null
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Scuba Diving at Kicker Rock for Certified Divers

Enjoy diving with sharks at San Cristobal's Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Islands. This site takes its name from the shapes of the rocks and it is one of the ...  Read more

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Galapagos Islands Land-Based Eco Adventure with Hiking and Snorkeling 5D/4N, Galapagos Islands, ... 
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Galapagos Islands Land-Based Eco Adventure with Hiking and Snorkeling 5D/4N

This is your chance to get to know the best highlights of the Galapagos Islands! Some of the main places that you will visit are around the 2 of the main ...  Read more

Location: Santa Cruz, Ecuador
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,350.00
8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands, Galapagos Islands, Nature & ... 
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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

The Galapagos Island hopping hotel-based tour features an extensive itinerary which allows you to explore 4 different islands moving by small boats, hiking ...  Read more

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,758.00
4 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Multi-day Tours
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4 Days Galapagos Land Tour - Visiting San Cristobal Island

This 4-day tour  is based at San Cristobal Island – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Airport and it is ideal if you have few time to visit Galapagos. Explore San ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $798.00

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