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After first visiting the Galapagos Islands in 2016, I finally did the well-known 360 Tour from San Cristobal Island in 2023, which departed from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

In this Galapagos guide, I review the 360 Tour.

But let me get straight to the point and what you may be wondering. Is the San Cristobal 360 Tour worth it? This is an understandable question if you’re traveling the Galapagos on a budget.

But undoubtedly, the 360 Tour is definitely worth it.

Let me tell you why it was worth it for me.

Considering it’s a land-based and snorkeling tour, I was lucky to see hammerhead sharks and swim with sea turtles.

Now let’s go into more detail.

The 360 Tour Review from San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands

This tour departed from Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital of the Galapagos Islands.

I paid $150 for the 360 Tour at the Galapagos Go Active. It is on Google Maps, and most places were charging around $170. For context, this tour was between $100 and $130 in 2016. The tour includes wetsuits, snorkel equipment, snacks, lunch, and non-alcoholic drinks.

San Cristobal 360 Tour Itinerary

As the name suggests, the 360 Tour circles around San Cristobal Island in a clockwise direction.

Here are the places you visit in order:

1. Kicker Rock (Leon Dormido): snorkeling

2. Cerro Brujo: boat ride where Charles Darwin first stepped foot in the Galapagos

3. Bahia Sardina: relax on the beach, swim, or snorkel

4. Punta Pitt: boat ride to view red-footed boobies and sports fishing (we didn’t catch anything)

5. Bahia Rosa Blanca: short hike, relax on the beach or snorkel, a great spot to view sea turtles as it’s a feeding station

The mecca of this tour and most tours in the Galapagos is the chance to see hammerhead sharks. I was lucky to see hammerhead sharks while snorkeling at Kicker Rock.


Considering you see good chunks of San Cristobal Island and you visit Kicker Rock, a premium dive spot, the 360 Tour is 100% worth it.

Remember that all wildlife, especially the hammerhead sharks, is not guaranteed to be seen. But it’s the Galapagos, you’ll see something.

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