Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos, Puerto Ayora)

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Santa Cruz Island cruise port

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Galapagos Islands

Local Time
2024-04-21 18:10

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 83 °F (29 °C) 78°F
25.4°C
Wind: 147°/ 2.5 m/s  Gust: 3 m/sWind: 147°/ 2.5 m/s  Gust: 3 m/sLight breeze
2.5 m/s
Min / Max Temperature83 °F / 29 °C
74 °F / 24 °C
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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, Puerto Ayora. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 April, 2024
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
3 April, 2024
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin
3 April, 2024
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0017:00
4 April, 2024
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
4 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
4 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00
5 April, 2024
Friday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour 2
5 April, 2024
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Isabela II Galapagos
5 April, 2024
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition08:0018:00
6 April, 2024
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
6 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
6 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration16:0018:00
7 April, 2024
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0011:00
8 April, 2024
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
11 April, 2024
Thursday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin
11 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0018:00
11 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00
12 April, 2024
Friday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin15:00
12 April, 2024
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
12 April, 2024
Friday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour 2
12 April, 2024
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Isabela II Galapagos
12 April, 2024
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
13 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition16:0018:00
14 April, 2024
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration07:0011:00
15 April, 2024
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
15 April, 2024
Monday
UnCruise Adventures Cruises cruise lineLa Pinta Galapagos
17 April, 2024
Wednesday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin
17 April, 2024
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0017:00
18 April, 2024
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
18 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
18 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00
19 April, 2024
Friday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour 2
19 April, 2024
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Isabela II Galapagos
19 April, 2024
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition08:0018:00
20 April, 2024
Saturday
Avalon Waterways Cruises cruise lineTreasure of Galapagos
20 April, 2024
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
20 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
20 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration16:0018:00
21 April, 2024
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0011:00
22 April, 2024
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
25 April, 2024
Thursday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin
25 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0018:00
25 April, 2024
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration08:0018:00
26 April, 2024
Friday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Origin15:00
26 April, 2024
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos
26 April, 2024
Friday
Lindblad Expeditions Cruises cruise lineNational Geographic Endeavour 2
26 April, 2024
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Isabela II Galapagos
26 April, 2024
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
27 April, 2024
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition16:0018:00
28 April, 2024
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration07:0011:00
29 April, 2024
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II Galapagos

Santa Cruz Island is the Galapagos Islands archipelago's 2nd largest - after Isabela Island. The largest settlement is the Galapagos' 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")
  • Galapagos National Park Service (headquarters)
  • Giant Tortoise Preserves
  • Playa las Bachas (beach)
  • 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 - 6 pm), which is a 20-min walk from 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.
  • Cerro Dragon
  • El Eden
  • Stand of Scalesia - daisy trees

In close proximity (to the northwest of Santa Cruz) are located two crescent-shaped uninhabited isles called Isla Guy Fawkes.

Santa Cruz Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Santa Cruz Island dock (anchor) at Puerto Ayora - port town on the southern coast.

The following map of Galapagos Islands cruise itineraries shows the two main routes and all island stops (ports / landing sites) in the archipelago.

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  • 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
  • El Eden (near Puerto Ayora)
  • Los Gemelos
  • Las Bachas / Playa las Bachas (beach / northern coast)
  • Cerro Dragon (northwestern coast)
  • 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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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
  • El Eden (near Puerto Ayora)
  • Los Gemelos
  • Las Bachas / Playa las Bachas (beach / northern coast)
  • Cerro Dragon (northwestern coast)
  • 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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