Kicker Rock (or Leon Dormido, "sleeping lion", locally) is an iconic feature of Galapagos geology, and is one of the most popular photograph opportunities in the archipelago.
Kicker Rock is the remains of a volcanic "tuff cone". Tuff cones are formed when hot magma meets cold seawater, and the resulting explosion forms the rocky structure seen today. Over countless years erosion has caused a split, opening a narrow channel that small boats can sail completely through, and offering an amazing view as you sail around this 490ft tall monolith!
Highlights at Kicker Rock
- The towering rock above, home to many sea birds
Panga ride, Snorkeling