Santiago Island (Galapagos)

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Galapagos Islands

Local Time
2019-08-21 17:29

min: 65 °F (18 °C) / max: 75 °F (24 °C) 69°F
20.3°C
Wind: 160°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 4.1 m/sWind: 160°/ 3.9 m/s  Gust: 4.1 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature75 °F / 24 °C
65 °F / 19 °C

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.

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)

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience
2 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition15:0018:00
3 June, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
3 June, 2019
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
3 June, 2019
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
5 June, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
6 June, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
7 June, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
9 June, 2019
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
9 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration
11 June, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
12 June, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration
13 June, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
14 June, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
16 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience
16 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition15:0018:00
17 June, 2019
Monday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineYolita II
17 June, 2019
Monday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
17 June, 2019
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
19 June, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Flora07:0012:00
20 June, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
21 June, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
21 June, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineEstrella del Mar
23 June, 2019
Sunday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Galapagos
23 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration
25 June, 2019
Tuesday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMV Santa Cruz II
26 June, 2019
Wednesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xploration
27 June, 2019
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineXavier III
28 June, 2019
Friday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineMonserrat
30 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xperience
30 June, 2019
Sunday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Xpedition15:0018:00
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