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
2 October, 2017
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Tuesday
3 October, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 03 Oct - departing at 03 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 03 Oct - departing at 03 Oct)
Thursday
5 October, 2017
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 05 Oct - departing at 05 Oct)
Monserrat(arriving at 05 Oct - departing at 05 Oct)
Monday
9 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 09 Oct - departing at 09 Oct)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
Xavier III(arriving at 11 Oct - departing at 11 Oct)
Thursday
12 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
Queen of Galapagos(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
Monday
16 October, 2017
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 16 Oct - departing at 16 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 16 Oct - departing at 16 Oct)
Tuesday
17 October, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 19 Oct - departing at 19 Oct)
Monserrat(arriving at 19 Oct - departing at 19 Oct)
Monday
23 October, 2017
Celebrity Xperience(arriving at 23 Oct - departing at 23 Oct)
Tuesday
24 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
Wednesday
25 October, 2017
Xavier III(arriving at 25 Oct - departing at 25 Oct)
Thursday
26 October, 2017
Celebrity Xpedition(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
Estrella del Mar(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
Queen of Galapagos(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
Sunday
29 October, 2017
Celebrity Xploration(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Silver Galapagos(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
30 October, 2017
National Geographic Endeavour(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
National Geographic Endeavour II(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
31 October, 2017
National Geographic Islander (arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
2017 October