Eastern Islands Cruise

Julia Kocubinski
Hanging out in the sand with some wildlife
kate grenier
with the sun bathing iguanas
Erin Correia
Hiking at Punta Pitt, San Cristobal
Exploring the Galapagos
Erin Correia
A giant lagoon with hundreds of giant tortoises- La Galapaguera, San Cristobal


  • South Plaza Island, home to the largest population of land igunas
  • Los Gemelos, two volcanic depressions on the highest part of Santa Cruz
  • Snorkel in the amazing Gardner Bay

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

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.

Day 2

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santa Fe - South Plaza Island

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.

Day 3

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Santa Cruz Island

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.

Day 4

  • Ship
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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

  • Breakfast


Transfer to the airport for your connection back to the mainland.

All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or changes by the National Park Service or yacht operator.
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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


  • 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


  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $35 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 - $590

    Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip

  • $475 - $520

Optional Hospitality Packages