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).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

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. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Thursday
2 March, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 02 Mar)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 02 Mar - departing at 02 Mar)
Monday
6 March, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 06 Mar)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 06 Mar - departing at 06 Mar)
Sunday
12 March, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 12 Mar)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 12 Mar - departing at 12 Mar)
Thursday
16 March, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 16 Mar)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 16 Mar - departing at 16 Mar)
Monday
20 March, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 20 Mar)
Queen of Galapagos(arriving at 20 Mar - departing at 20 Mar)
Sunday
26 March, 2017
Yolita II(departing at 26 Mar)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 26 Mar - departing at 26 Mar)
Thursday
30 March, 2017
Xavier III(departing at 30 Mar)
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Wednesday
1 March, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 01 Mar - departing at 01 Mar)
Friday
3 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 03 Mar - departing at 03 Mar)
Saturday
4 March, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 04 Mar - departing at 04 Mar)
Sunday
5 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 05 Mar - departing at 05 Mar)
Tuesday
7 March, 2017
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 07 Mar - departing at 07 Mar)
Wednesday
8 March, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 08 Mar - departing at 08 Mar)
Thursday
9 March, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 09 Mar - departing at 09 Mar)
Friday
10 March, 2017
MV Isabela II(arriving at 10 Mar - departing at 10 Mar)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Monday
13 March, 2017
Yolita II(arriving at 13 Mar - departing at 13 Mar)
Tuesday
14 March, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 14 Mar - departing at 14 Mar)
Wednesday
15 March, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 15 Mar - departing at 15 Mar)
Friday
17 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 17 Mar - departing at 17 Mar)
Saturday
18 March, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 18 Mar - departing at 18 Mar)
Sunday
19 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 19 Mar - departing at 19 Mar)
Wednesday
22 March, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 22 Mar - departing at 22 Mar)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 23 Mar - departing at 23 Mar)
Friday
24 March, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 24 Mar - departing at 24 Mar)
Saturday
25 March, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 25 Mar - departing at 25 Mar)
Monday
27 March, 2017
Yolita II(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Wednesday
29 March, 2017
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Friday
31 March, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 31 Mar - departing at 31 Mar)
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)