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Santa Cruz Island (Galapagos)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Galapagos Islands

Local Time
2019-09-19 21:40

min: 65 °F (18 °C) / max: 72 °F (23 °C) 66°F
18.8°C
Wind: 201°/ 4.6 m/s  Gust: 6.2 m/sWind: 201°/ 4.6 m/s  Gust: 6.2 m/sGentle breeze
4.6 m/s
Min / Max Temperature72 °F / 23 °C
65 °F / 19 °C

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")
  • 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 - 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.
  • Cerro Dragon
  • El Eden
  • Stand of Scalesia - daisy trees

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
  • 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.

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0011:00
2 September, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
2 September, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
3 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
3 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
3 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
5 September, 2019
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
5 September, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0018:00
6 September, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
6 September, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
6 September, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora15:0021:00
7 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
7 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
7 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition16:0018:00
10 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
10 September, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
11 September, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
11 September, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0017:00
12 September, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
13 September, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
13 September, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
13 September, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition08:0018:00
14 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
14 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
14 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
14 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
15 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
15 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
15 September, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0011:00
16 September, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
16 September, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
17 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
17 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
17 September, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
19 September, 2019
Thursday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
19 September, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0018:00
20 September, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
20 September, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
20 September, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora15:0021:00
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition16:0018:00
22 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
24 September, 2019
Tuesday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
25 September, 2019
Wednesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
25 September, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition14:0017:00
26 September, 2019
Thursday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
27 September, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
27 September, 2019
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
27 September, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition08:0018:00
28 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
28 September, 2019
Saturday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
28 September, 2019
Saturday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0019:00
29 September, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
29 September, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition07:0011:00
30 September, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
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