Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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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"
  • 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 (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
  • 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.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 May, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 01 May)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 01 May - departing at 01 May)
Sunday
7 May, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 07 May)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 07 May - departing at 07 May)
Thursday
11 May, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 11 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 11 May - departing at 11 May)
Monday
15 May, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 15 May)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 15 May - departing at 15 May)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 21 May)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 21 May - departing at 21 May)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 25 May)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 25 May - departing at 25 May)
Monday
29 May, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 29 May)
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 29 May - departing at 29 May)
Wednesday
3 May, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 03 May - departing at 03 May)
Thursday
4 May, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 04 May - departing at 04 May)
Friday
5 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 05 May - departing at 06 May)
Saturday
6 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 06 May - departing at 06 May)
Monday
8 May, 2017
Yolita II(arriving at 08 May - departing at 08 May)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 10 May - departing at 10 May)
Friday
12 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 12 May - departing at 12 May)
Saturday
13 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 13 May - departing at 13 May)
Sunday
14 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 14 May - departing at 14 May)
Tuesday
16 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 16 May - departing at 16 May)
Thursday
18 May, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 18 May - departing at 18 May)
Friday
19 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 19 May - departing at 20 May)
Saturday
20 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 20 May - departing at 20 May)
Monday
22 May, 2017
Yolita II(arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
Friday
26 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 26 May - departing at 26 May)
Saturday
27 May, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 27 May - departing at 27 May)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 28 May - departing at 28 May)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 30 May - departing at 30 May)