Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
South America - Galapagos

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).

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"
  • Galápagos National Park Service (headquarters)
  • Giant Tortoise Preserves
  • 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.
  • Los Gemelos
  • Cerro Dragon
  • 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 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
  • Usually follows a cruise itinerary sailing portion in the Galapagos National Park, visiting La Galapaguera (giant tortoises),, with one professionally guided tour each day.

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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.

  1. January, 2017
Day Ships in port
Thursday
5 January, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 05 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 05 Jan - departing at 05 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12:00)
Sunday
15 January, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 15 Jan)
Thursday
19 January, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 19 Jan)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 19 Jan - departing at 19 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12:00)
Monday
23 January, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 23 Jan)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Sunday
29 January, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 29 Jan)
Sunday
1 January, 2017
MV Evolution(arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Monday
2 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Tuesday
3 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Wednesday
4 January, 2017
MS Grace(arriving at 04 Jan - departing at 04 Jan)
Friday
6 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 06 Jan - departing at 06 Jan)
Saturday
7 January, 2017
MV Evolution(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Monday
9 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
Tuesday
10 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 10 Jan - departing at 10 Jan)
Wednesday
11 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 11 Jan - departing at 11 Jan)
Thursday
12 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 12 Jan - departing at 12 Jan)
Friday
13 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 13 Jan - departing at 13 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 21:00)
Saturday
14 January, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Tuesday
17 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Wednesday
18 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 18 Jan - departing at 18 Jan)
Friday
20 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 20 Jan - departing at 20 Jan)
Saturday
21 January, 2017
Xavier III(arriving at 21 Jan - departing at 21 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Sunday
22 January, 2017
Yolita II(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Tuesday
24 January, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)
Wednesday
25 January, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 25 Jan - departing at 25 Jan)
Thursday
26 January, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 26 Jan - departing at 26 Jan)
Friday
27 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 27 Jan - departing at 27 Jan)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 15:00 - departing at 21:00)
Saturday
28 January, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Monday
30 January, 2017
MV Evolution(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Tuesday
31 January, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 31 Jan - departing at 31 Jan)