Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)

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Region
Galapagos Islands

Coordinates
-0.73952 S, -90.31272 W

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Santa Cruz Island is the Galapagos Islands archipelago's 2nd largest - after Isabela Island. The largest settlement is the Galapagos islands' capital Puerto Ayora (population around 12,000). On the island there are also several small villages, whose inhabitants are engaged in cattle raising and agriculture. Santa Cruz Island has a large dormant volcano (last eruptions around 1,5 million years ago).

Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos) cruise port Puerto Ayora

Popular Santa Cruz Island shore excursion destinations are:

  • Charles Darwin Research Station
  • lava tunnel (length over 2000 m / 6600 ft)
  • Los Gemelos holes (translated "The Twins")
  • Galapagos National Park Service (headquarters)
  • Giant Tortoise Preserves
  • Playa las Bachas (beach)
  • Black Turtle Cove - mangrove estuary on the northern coast
  • Itabaca Channel - separates Santa Cruz and Baltra. It is crossed by water taxis with ferry passengers from Baltra Island.
  • Tortuga Bay -  has a 1,6 ml (2,5 km) long walking path (open between 6 am - 6pm), which is a 20-min walk from the Puerto Ayora's water taxi dock. Tortuga Bay has a huge beach with volcanic rocks. It is preserved for the wildlife - marine iguanas, galapagos crabs and tortoises, birds (incl brown pelicans). The bay has a separate cove where swimming is allowed.
  • Cerro Dragon
  • El Eden
  • Stand of Scalesia - daisy trees

Highlights: Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station, Giant Tortoises, Cerro Dragon

Santa Cruz Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Santa Cruz Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Ayora - port town on the southern coast.

Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos) cruise port Puerto Ayora

The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.

Galapagos Islands cruise itinerary map

Santa Cruz Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Puerto Ayora town tour
  • cruise ship embarkation with a welcome aboard cocktail
  • Giant Tortoise Reserve tour
  • guided walks. snorkeling, sea kayaking, daily lecture on the ship
  • visiting Charles Darwin Research Station
  • El Eden (near Puerto Ayora)
  • Los Gemelos
  • Las Bachas / Playa las Bachas (beach / northern coast)
  • Cerro Dragon (northwestern coast)
  • Usually follows a cruise itinerary sailing portion in the Galapagos National Park, visiting La Galapaguera (giant tortoises),, with one professionally guided tour each day.

Port Santa Cruz Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ship Arrival Departure Next Port of Call
1 April, 2018
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
1 April, 2018
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
2 April, 2018
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
4 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour II Isabela Island, Galapagos
4 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour Isabela Island, Galapagos
5 April, 2018
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Champion Island, Galapagos
5 April, 2018
Thursday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander  Isabela Island, Galapagos
6 April, 2018
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Floreana Island, Galapagos
6 April, 2018
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00 Genovesa Island, Galapagos
7 April, 2018
Saturday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Quito, Ecuador
7 April, 2018
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
7 April, 2018
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
8 April, 2018
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
9 April, 2018
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
11 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour Isabela Island, Galapagos
11 April, 2018
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Rabida Island, Galapagos
11 April, 2018
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineLa Pinta Floreana Island, Galapagos
12 April, 2018
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
12 April, 2018
Thursday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander  Isabela Island, Galapagos
13 April, 2018
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Floreana Island, Galapagos
13 April, 2018
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
14 April, 2018
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
14 April, 2018
Saturday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
15 April, 2018
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
15 April, 2018
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
16 April, 2018
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
18 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour II Isabela Island, Galapagos
18 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour Isabela Island, Galapagos
19 April, 2018
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Champion Island, Galapagos
19 April, 2018
Thursday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander  Isabela Island, Galapagos
20 April, 2018
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Floreana Island, Galapagos
20 April, 2018
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00 Genovesa Island, Galapagos
21 April, 2018
Saturday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Quito, Ecuador
21 April, 2018
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
21 April, 2018
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
22 April, 2018
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
23 April, 2018
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
25 April, 2018
Wednesday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour Isabela Island, Galapagos
25 April, 2018
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos Rabida Island, Galapagos
25 April, 2018
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineLa Pinta Floreana Island, Galapagos
26 April, 2018
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Santa Fe Island, Galapagos
26 April, 2018
Thursday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Islander  Isabela Island, Galapagos
27 April, 2018
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Floreana Island, Galapagos
27 April, 2018
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
28 April, 2018
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
28 April, 2018
Saturday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
29 April, 2018
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II Quito, Ecuador
29 April, 2018
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
30 April, 2018
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience Santa Fe Island, Galapagos

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