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Southern Islands

4 Day Sample Cruise aboard Santa Cruz II
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Introduce yourself to the southern islands of the Galapagos aboard the Santa Cruz. This 4-day cruise journeys to the islands of San Cristobal, Espanola, Floreana, Fernandina, and Isabela. Snorkel with sea lions, view the famous dance of the Blue-Footed-Boobies, and see the giant tortoises which gave this archipelago its name.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal
Day 2 : Espanola - Floreana
Day 3 : Fernandina - Isabela
Day 4 : Baltra

Ship

Santa Cruz II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Day 1 San Cristobal

Arrive at the San Cristobal airport and transfer to the Santa Cruz for your Galapagos tour.

Begin your cruise at the Interpretation Center to learn about the history and biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands. Take a self-guided walking tour to familiarize yourself with this unique island chain.

Day 2 Espanola - Floreana

Sail for the island of Espanola and visit Suárez Point, one of the most spectacular wildlife areas of the archipelago. Hike a short trail to view Española Island mockingbirds, Galápagos doves, Galápagos hawks, marine iguanas, and the oversized lava lizard. Return to the shore to snorkel in the clear, warm shallows.

Sail for Post Office Bay to view the barrel where whalers and sailors used to leave their mail. Take place in the tradition by leaving an addressed postcard in the barrel. If you sort through those already placed in the barrel and find one close to where you live, feel free to take it and deliver it, yourself!

Day 3 Fernandina - Isabela

In the morning, journey to Espinosa Point, a narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas sun themselves on the lava rocks. Observe the different types of lava flows and mangrove forests which line the area.

After lunch, sail for Vicente Roca Point to see two coves formed by the remnants of an ancient volcano. These turquoise coves are well protected from ocean swells and are ideal for snorkeling. Explore the cliffs surrounding the bays and view masked and blue-footed boobies.

Day 4 Baltra

Transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to the mainland.

Santa Cruz II

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Horizon Deck Explorer Double
163.2 sq. ft. 23 twin cabins on the Horizon deck with picture windows.
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Horizon Deck Explorer Triple
191.9 sq. ft. Two triple cabins on the Horizon deck with picture windows.
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Expedition Deck Explorer Double
163.2 sq. ft. 17 twin cabins on the Expedition deck with picture windows.
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Panorama Deck Explorer Double
163.2 sq. ft. Three twin cabins on the Panorama deck with picture windows. All cabins can interconnect with Darwin Suites.
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Darwin Suite
325 sq. ft Three Darwin Suites on the Panorama Deck, with one large double bed and double picture windows. Can be interconnected with an Explorer double cabin to increase space by another 163 sq ft.
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Voyager Single
127 sq. ft. Two Voyager single cabins on the Horizon deck one single bed. All have picture windows.

Notes

This Add-on is available only for our travelers extending or customizing their itinerary.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

Child Discount

25% discount for children under the age of 12 at time of Galapagos cruise. Valid in low season only.

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Santa Cruz II based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Wetsuit rental available for $15 for 6 days (Included for Darwin Suite passengers)
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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