Santiago Island (Galapagos)

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Region
Galapagos Islands

Coordinates
-0.32547 S, -90.68115 W

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Santiago Island is one of the Galapagos Islands. It is also famous as San Salvador, named after the first isle discovered by Columbus in the Caribbean, or as James Island. Santiago Island consists of 2 overlapping volcanoes, and has an area of 585 km2 (226 ml2) and a max altitude of 907 m (2,976 ft), atop its northwestern shield volcano. At Sullivan Bay, a recent pahoehoe lava flow (1897) can be observed.

Santiago Island (Galapagos)

One of the best sites is Puerto Egas, west side of Santiago and south of James Bay. There is a long, lava shoreline where the eroded rock formations house a variety of wildlife. The tide pools contain Sally Lightfoot crabs, attracting other types of hunters. Marine iguanas bask in the sun. Following the trail Fur seal lions are also found. Puerto Egas is not only a lovely spot for taking pictures but also good for snorkeling and seeing a wealth of species of tropical fish.

Sullivan Bay is particularly fascinating for those interested in volcanology and geology. Walk over the uneroded, black lava flow with lava bubbles and tree-trunk molds in its surface. There are acouple of small beaches where turtles come to nest. Cousin's Rock is a famous dive site situated off the east coast of Santiago. It's a triangular rock rising about 33 ft (10 m) out of the water and is made up of layers of volcanic rock. Chinaman's Hat (Sombrero Chino) is a small islet off Santiago's southeastern tip. A 52m-high volcanic cone, it's named for its resemblance to conical Asian hat.

Close to Santiago (to the southeast) is located the Chinese Hat Island - an excellent snorkelling destination.


Highlights: Puerto Egas, Black sand beaches, Iguanas, sea lions

Santiago Island cruise terminal

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

Santiago Island tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

Popular Santiago Island shore excursion destinations are:

  • guided walks
  • panga boat rides
  • snorkeling
  • Playa Espumilla (beach)
  • Bahia Sullivan (Sullivan Bay)

The Santiago Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Santiago Island, Galapagos.

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Port Santiago 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 Santiago 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 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Xavier III(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 04 Jan - departing at 04 Jan)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 10 Jan - departing at 10 Jan)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 11 Jan - departing at 11 Jan)
Monday
15 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 18 Jan - departing at 18 Jan)
Monday
22 January, 2018
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)
Thursday
25 January, 2018
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 25 Jan - departing at 25 Jan)
Monday
29 January, 2018
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 31 Jan - departing at 31 Jan)
2018 January