We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

1 post
Save Topic
Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Hi all, I cant decide between taking a day tour to kicker rock (end of August) or snorkel the Santa Fe area. Anyone have any opinions?

3 replies to this topic
Level Contributor
50 posts
2 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Kicker rock has the possibility of seeing hammerhead sharks. We saw a glimpse of one when we went.

Mentioned in this post
Kicker Rock
Kicker Rock
950 Reviews
San Cristobal, Ecuador
Level Contributor
89 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

If you can pick only one then Kicker Rock, more diversity in marine animals. Santa Fe has mainly fish and sea lions, also amazing to see.

Mentioned in this post
Kicker Rock
Kicker Rock
950 Reviews
San Cristobal, Ecuador
Santa Cruz...
Level Contributor
63 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling

Our dive at Kicker was pretty amazing, so I'd vote for it. I had one moment, going through the channel, when I was viewing a sea turtle, a hammerhead, a white tip, and a manta ray all at the same time.

Couple of caveats though: the water was much colder out there, so have a wetsuit. And be a comfortable/competent diver. The currents are stronger, and there's no bottom visible during the dive. As such, it may not be a best choice for a novice.

Reply to: Day trip choice.. Kicker rock vs Santa Fe for snorkeling
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted