Galapatours clients regularly rate Vicente Rock Point as one of the best snorkeling and SCUBA diving sites in Galapagos, or perhaps even in the world! There is no landing here, and snorkeling is done directly from the boats. The scenery around the Point is stunning - the remains of two ancient volcanoes made this formation, and the cliffs and caves around the bay provide an amazing backdrop.
The bay is well sheltered from ocean swells, making it ideal for snorkelers of any experience. The cold-water currents bring a rich stock of food to these waters, and the bay around Vicente Rock Point is often home to feeding frenzies, with groups of whales, dolphins, Galapagos Sea Lions, tuna, Blue-footed Boobies and other marine birds all feeding together, making for spectacular sights.
Many boats also take visitors on a panga ride along the shore, offering the chance to explore some of the caves and to encounter some of the other species such as Galapagos Flightless Cormorants and a small colony of Galapagos Fur Seals.
Highlights at Vicente Rock Point
- Feeding frenzies, as many species take advantage of the rich waters
- Wonderful snorkeling, sheltered from the biggest swells
- Wide variety of marine and bird species
- Galapagos Frigatebirds
- Galapagos Blue-Footed Booby
- Galapagos Sea Lion
- Galapagos Marine Iguana
- Darwin's Finches
- Nazca Booby
- Galapagos Flightless Cormorant
- Galapagos Penguin
- Galapagos Green Turtle
- Galapagos Fur Seal
- Galapagos Shearwater
- Galapagos Petrel
- Galapagos Whales & Dolphins
- Galapagos Sea Robin
- Brown Pelican
- Galapagos Red-lipped Batfish