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Discover Santa Cruz in 2024 on one of these amazing trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 82 top-rated trips where you will explore Charles Darwin Center, Highlands, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, and Dragon Hill with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in Santa Cruz in 2024 are wildlife viewing, snorkeling, wildlife & safari exploration, cruises, and small ship cruises. Our Santa Cruz trips in 2024 range in price from $1,250 to $90,000 for trips of 5 to 15 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Santa Cruz trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,291
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Eastern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Seaman Journey
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Mail a letter from Post Office Bay
  • Relax on white coral beaches
  • Snorkel alongside marinlife
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise from island to island on this 8-day Galapagos adventure. Visit several islands throughout the archipelago and experience the widlife and landscape unique to each one. Visit the Jacinto Gordillo Breeding Center where you will see and learn about the efforts being made to protect tortoises in …
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Snorkeling near the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
$4,820
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Northern Galapagos Catamaran Cruise

5 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Hike 375 stairs to panoramic views
  • Trek through mangroves
  • Snorkel in search of marinlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the northern islands of the Galapagos on this 5 day cruise aboard the Ocean Spray. Once on board cruise to Bartolome Island and hike to the summit of the volcano for panoramic views. You also will trek through mangroves and view tidal pools teeming with sea lions and reef fish on Genovesa …
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Flamingo Lagoon
$8,590
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West & Central Islands + Genovesa

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Kayay & Snorkel around Genovesa
  • Walk over recent lava flows
  • Visit Arnaldo T. Breeding Center
  • Hike along cactus groves at Rabida
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonders of the Western & Central Galapagos Islands while on this amazing 8-day cruise. This paradisiac archipelago is made up of rocky islets which are home to many spectacular species of Galapagos wildlife including penguins, the Galapagos Hawk, Nazca Boobies, finches, …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,250
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Complete Galapagos Wildlife Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Hike up Prince Philip's Steps
  • Observe Galapagos flora and fauna
  • Snorkel or stand up paddle board
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this 8-day cruise through the western islands of the Galapagos on the M/V Origin. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. The wildlife here is abundant and the landscape is stunning to …
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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$7,800
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Beyond Darwin's Footsteps

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grace
  • Cruise around Kicker Rock
  • Enjoy friendly sea lions
  • Walk along a green beach
  • Hike to see Galapagos doves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife will make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. These islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna here as well as spectacular scenery on …
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Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos
$5,290
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Mary Anne
  • Reach the summit of Bartolome
  • Discover Rabida's deep-red beaches
  • Visit Santa Cruz Island's highlight
  • Meet Galapagos giant turtles
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Bartolome, Rabida, South Plaza, Santa Fe and Española. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the …
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Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos
$4,250
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Luxury Central Galapagos Islands Cruise

4 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Discover Bartholomew Island
  • Snorkel around Floreana
  • Explore North Seymour Island
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Beautiful and mysterious, vast and fragile, this itinerary through the Galapagos Islands is an extraordinary 4-day voyage through the natural beauty of the world. This cruise across the central region delivers more than white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Exploreinteresting rock formations …
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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$4,483
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Hiking Galapagos

Hotel-Based Tour - 9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike Cerro de Las Tijeretas
  • Trek to a fresh water lake
  • Learn about local conservation
  • Explore Tortuga Bay
Activities:
Hiking, Land Exploration, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Hike through the archipelago's remarkably surreal landscape on this unique land-based Galapagos adventure. The Hiking Galapagos tour is perfect for the traveler that prefers his or her tours active, while also allowing for plenty of flexibility and time to explore the various sites. The tour …
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Pinnacle rock in Bartolome
$6,545
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Snorkel at Bartholomew Island
  • Visit volcanic Rabida Island
  • Relax on Darwin Bay's white beaches
  • View Galapagos hawks & lava lizards
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Natural Paradise for this complete 8-day Eastern Islands Galapagos cruise. Explore some of the most stunning locations and experience incredible close-up encounters with vast wildlife. Enjoy a dinghy ride at Kicker Rock, encounter Galapagos sea lions, blue-footed boobies and frigatebirds …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$3,245
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North Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Natural Paradise
  • Admire El Barranco's amazing views
  • Swim with sea lions at Darwin Bay
  • See Bachas Beach's floating pier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the North Central Galapagos Islands on this 4-day expedition, balancing adventure and relaxation perfectly.Delight yourself withone of the world's premier wildlife-viewing destinationsaboard the Natural Paradise. Explore Rabida Island, one of the most colorful and volcanically varied …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$6,390
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North & Central Islands + Floreana

6 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Admire Red abd Blue-footed Boobies
  • Swim & snorkel across clear waters
  • Discover North Seymour Island
  • Climb Prince Philip’s Steps
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Swim with sea turtles and manta rays, explore tidal pools and lush mangroves and observe giant tortoises. Be one of the few to experience why Darwin was so inspired by these spectacular islands. Visit one of the most unusual islands in the Galápagos on the North Central Route: Genovesa with …
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A kayaking trip to see the local bird life of the Galapagos.
$6,950
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In the Steps of Darwin

8 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Discover Daphne Major´s birdlife
  • Snorkel on Isabela Island
  • Meet Urbina´s Bay unique wildlife
  • Walk the white beach of Las Bachas
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Close encounters with wildlife make your journey a truly memorable one on this 8-day adventure. This is an excellent excursion for gaining a true understanding of the history of the Galapagos and the rare and incredible creatures that make their homes here. Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Kicker Rock at sunset in the Galapagos
$5,390
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Endemic
  • Swim & Kayak at San Cristobal
  • Discover Kicker Rock
  • Visit the Fausto L. Breeding Center
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Words cannot describe the experience of a Galapagos cruise. Trace the remarkable origins of the species as you discover a land that time forgot. Swim with a large colony of sea lions at Isla Lobos, explore two sites on spectacular Española island, observeNazca Boobies, Blue-footed Boobies, …
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Sail the Galapagos on the Origin ship!
$6,130
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Explore the red beaches of Rabida
  • Experience giant tortoises
  • Visit lava tunnels
  • Take a panga ride in the mangroves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise to the Eastern Island aboard the M/Y Passion. Learn about the history of the islands, view the famous giant Galapagos tortoise and the red sand beaches of Rabida. Hike, snorkel, kayak and ride a panga to experience the beautiful landscapes.
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Chinese Hat (Sombrero Chino) Island, Galapagos
$5,415
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Tip Top IV
  • Visit Charles Darwin Center
  • Sail around Kicker Rock
  • Explores Rabida its landscapes
  • Sunbathe in Las Bachas Beach
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Tour the eastern islands of the Galapagos over this 8-day adventure. Teeming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, the eastern islands are an excellent place to spend a vacation! Snorkel, kayak, and trek your way through the islands, spotting sea lions, flamingos, sharks, …
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Galapagos Passion Sun Deck
$90,000
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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Passion

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Explore the red beaches of Rabida
  • Experience giant tortoises
  • Visit lava tunnels
  • Take a panga ride in the mangroves
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos private cruise to the Eastern Island aboard the M/Y Passion. Learn about the history of the islands, view the famous giant Galapagos tortoise and the red sand beaches of Rabida. Hike, snorkel, kayak and ride a panga to experience the beautiful landscapes the archipelago has …
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Exterior image of the Mary Anne.
$82,100
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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Mary Anne

8 Day Itinerary aboard Mary Anne
  • Reach the summit of Bartolome
  • Discover Rabida's deep-red beaches
  • Visit Santa Cruz Island's highlight
  • Meet Galapagos giant turtles
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fill your days with opportunities to snorkel, swim, kayak, and wander through the islands of this archipelago. This incredible 8-day private cruise through the eastern islands of the Galapagos covers some of the most beautiful islands including Santa Cruz, Genovesa, Bartolome, Rabida, South Plaza, …
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Galapagos M/Y Passion
$58,500
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Private Charter - Eastern Islands Aboard Passion

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Passion
  • Visit Black Turtle Cove
  • Enjoy Darwin Bay's beautiful beach
  • Admire Bartolome's unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Highlands
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This tour takes you to the Eastern islands of the archipelago, to deep, silent coves where green sea turtles swim, to the iconic Pinnacle Rock and to a red sandy beach where yet more sea lions await you. After a delicious breakfast, a panga will take you where red-footed boobies perch on prickly …
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