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Choose from one of these hand-picked trips visiting the best  beaches in Santa Cruz. Relax in the sun and sand, or enjoy beaches, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, small ship cruises, and cruises as you explore Santa Cruz, Bachas Beach, Dragon Hill, Charles Darwin Center, and Black Turtle Cove. Don't just sit there, contact one of our Santa Cruz beach vacation specialists to get started planning your escape in the sun. 
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$56,088
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Private Charter - Western Islands Aboard Bonita

7 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Discover Dragon Hill
  • Visit Espumilla Beach
  • See unique wildlife at Vicente Roce
  • Hike across Urbina Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 7-day private cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak …
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A kayaking trip to see the local bird life of the Galapagos.
$7,200
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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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A distant view of Kicker Rock
$3,690
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Western Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Discover Dragon Hill
  • Visit Espumilla Beach
  • See unique wildlife at Vicente Roce
  • Hike across Urbina Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 7-day cruise gives the entire family a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the western islands of the archipelago as a naturalist guide reveals to you its magical secrets. Wonder at ancient tortoises, snorkel with sea lions, and kayak surrounded …
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Genovesa - Darwin Bay - Red footed booby
$4,490
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Northwestern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Explore Puerto Egas
  • Visit Playa Espumilla
  • Observe Vicente Roca's diversity
  • Discover Bachas Beach
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of the Galapagos Islandson this 8-day cruise aboardM/Y Monserratexploring the highlights of this historic archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Explore Black Turtle Cove's amazing mangrove lagoon on the north shore of Santa …
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Sea lions on Fernandina Island
$2,460
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Hike over islands covered in cacti
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
Starts / Ends:
Highlands / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Bonita for an unforgettable 5-day cruise through the Galapagos. Encounter distinctive biodiversity including giant tortoises and abundant marine life. Enjoy opportunities to kayak, stand up paddleboard, and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of the …
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Santa Cruz: Cerro Dragon
$2,030
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North & Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Explore lava tunnels in Santa Cruz
  • Enjoy birdwatching in Cerro Dragón
  • Sail through Genovesa Island
  • Discover Black Turtle Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlands and wildlife viewing on this 4-day Galapagos cruise aboard the M/Y Monserrat. Your adventure begins in Baltra and ends in Santa Cruz, home to incredible volcanic structures. Visit the stunning and secluded Genovesa Island, dubbed "The Bird Island," for up-close …
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$37,392
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Private Charter - Southern Islands Aboard Bonita

5 Day Itinerary aboard Bonita
  • Hike over islands covered in cacti
  • Kayak and stand up paddle board
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
Starts / Ends:
Highlands / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Bonita for an unforgettable 5-day private cruise through the Galapagos. Encounter distinctive biodiversity including giant tortoises and abundant marine life. Enjoy opportunities to kayak, stand up paddle board, and snorkel over coral reefs, taking in the unique landscapes and beauty of …
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Nazca Booby on Genovesa Island
$6,300
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Northwestern & Central Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Explore Santa Cruz
  • Visit Cerro Dragón
  • Sail through Genovesa Island
  • Discover Black Turtle Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 12-day Galapagos cruise aboardM/Y Monserrat and enjoy the highlands and wildlife viewing. Your journey starts at Baltra and visits the amazing volcanic formations at Santa Cruz. See the beautiful and remoteGenovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close interaction …
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Green sea turtle swimming
$3,665
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Galapagos Lodge Adventure

Hotel-Based Tour - 6 Day Itinerary
  • Walk along Sierra Negra Volcano
  • Encounter plentiful wildlife
  • Explore the Galapagos
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
There are travelers that prefer nothing more than a large beach blanket and a deck chair...and then there are the travelers that prefer the Galapagos Lodge Adventure Tour! Perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, this itinerary allows you to explore the Galapagos in a unique way. Staying in …
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Snorkeling the tropical waters of the Galapagos islands.
$18,600
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West & East Galapagos

Santa Cruz - Baltra - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Mare
  • Enjoy Daphne Island's view
  • Visit Mosquera Islet
  • Discover Caleta Tagus
  • Explore Punta Moreno's lava rocks
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Ayora / Punta Suarez
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Combining Aqua's east and west itineraries into a 14-night exploration of the Galapagos Archipelago enables the most thorough discovery of the archipelago's hidden treasures. Sailing from Puerto Ayora, no two adventures are alike, as each island's unique environmental circumstances …
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Kayaking in Galapagos
$18,600
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East & West Galapagos

Baltra - Santa Cruz - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua Mare
  • Enjoy Daphne Island's view
  • Visit sea lions in Mosquera Islet
  • Discover Caleta Tagus
  • Explore Punta Moreno's lava rocks
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For the most comprehensive tour of the Galapagos Archipelago, combine Aqua's east and west itineraries into a full 15-day voyage. With the diversity of each island's flora and fauna influenced by its own climatic conditions, there are no two trips from Baltra Island that are the same. See …
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Corals during the sunset
$33,805
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Private Charter - Galapagos Central Islands Aboard Corals

4 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Explore Dragon Hill's wildlife
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Bartolome and Rabida on this incredible 4-day private adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this a very memorable trip. Snorkel in crystalline waters, roam picturesque volcanic landscapes, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you …
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Sea lions on beach in Rabida
$1,787
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Galapagos Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Station
  • Explore Dragon Hill´s wildlife
  • Snorkel & swim at Bartolome Island
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of Baltra, Santa Cruz, Bartolome and Rabida on this incredible 4-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this a very memorable trip. Snorkel in crystalline waters, roam picturesque volcanic landscapes, and observe fascinating native wildlife as you cruise …
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Santa Cruz: Las Bachas Beach
$6,300
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Western & South Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Spot Bachas Beach wildlife
  • Discover views of Alcedo volcano
  • Visit the pristine Espinosa Point
  • Cruise alongside Buccaneer
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a 12-day trip on the M/Y Monserrat through the Galapagos Islands, which includes some of the most stunning islands in the world, including Santa Cruz, North Seymour, and Santa Fe. The Galapagos Islands, teeming with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and magnificent landscapes, are a perfect …
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Blue-footed booby mating dance
$4,930
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Western & Eastern Islands

9 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Visit Bachas Beach
  • Spot marine wildlife
  • Admire Tagus Cove's seabirds
  • Discover Alcedo volcano
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 9-day expedition aboard M/Y Monserrat. Sail through Bachas Beach, where your first exploration of the Galapagos begins. Here you can relax, swim in its crystalline waters, and spot all sorts of marine wildlife. As the cruise continues, encounter flightless cormorants, penguins, giant …
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Gardner Bay, Espanola
$4,490
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Central East & Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Explore Santa Cruz
  • Hike to Bartolomé's summit
  • Observe Santa Fe's flora and fauna
  • Enjoy Punta Pitt's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join an exciting 8-day cruise that showcases all the wilderness and unique landscapes of the Galapagos Islands aboard the M/Y Monserrat. This voyage takes you along the coast and up into the highlands to admire the diversity and amazing scenery of the archipelago of Galapagos. Enjoy your excursion …
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Genovesa - El Barranco/Prince Phillip's Steps - Nazca Boobies
$4,060
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Eastern & Central Islands

7 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Discover Galapagos
  • Enjoy Tijeretas Hill landscapes
  • Visit Gardner Bay sandy beach
  • Observe Punta Cormorant's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the islands of the Galapagos aboardM/Y Monserrat.Explore an abundance of natural wildlife and breathtaking landscapes on this 7-day cruise. Visit the islands´ largest colony of magnificent frigate birds, discover a marvelous underwater world, land on a white sand beach, and learn about …
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Male Frigatebird, North Seymour
$2,990
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Western Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard M/Y Monserrat
  • Visit Vicente Roca Point
  • Discover Alcedo volcano views
  • Enjoy Bachas beach waters
  • Experience North Seymour Island
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to the beautiful islands of the Galapagos on this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historic archipelago. Snorkel or swim in the pristine waters of Bachas Beach and spota wide range of wildlife. Visit the historical Tagus Covelocated on the Northwestern coast of Isabelawhere …
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