This 5-day Eastern Islands cruise on the Santa Cruz II explores the islands of San Cristobal, South Plaza, Santa Cruz Island, and more! This trip is a unique small ship adventure which delights travelers with its rich wildlife interaction and pristine beaches.
Day 1 : San Cristobal Day 2 : Santa Fe - South Plaza Island Day 3 : Santa Cruz Island Day 4 : Espanola Day 5 : Baltra
South Plaza Island, home to the largest population of land igunas
Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz
Arrive at the airport on San Cristobal and transfer to Santa Cruz II.
Begin your Galapagos 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.
In the morning, arrive at Santa Fe to view a large forest of Opuntia cactus. Snorkel with sea lions in the picturesque turquoise lagoon.
Travel to South Plaza Island to view one of the one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galápagos. The island is also home to a hybrid iguana species, a mixture between land and marine iguanas.
Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, an international non-profit organization which provides the necessary scientific research, technical information and assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galápagos.
Travel to Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz, and hike around the area.
Sail for the island of Espanola and visit Suárez Point, one of the most spectacular wildlife areas of the archipelago. View Española Island mockingbirds, Galápagos doves, Galápagos hawks, marine iguanas, and the oversized lava lizard.
In the afternoon, travel to Gardner Bay to snorkel with fish and the occasional shark and sea turtle.
Day 5 Baltra
Transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.
Initial deposit is 20% (30% during peak season), and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. Alternatively, you can register online here.
Final payment is due 70 (130 during peak season) prior to departure by bank transfer, check or credit card. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.