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Below, the Santa Cruz family travel experts at Adventure Life uncover their top picks for traveling with your family in 2022. These family-focused trips feature activities for all ages like family, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, wildlife & safari exploration, and cruises as you visit Highlands, Charles Darwin Center, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, and Dragon Hill. Santa Cruz family trips start at $1,842 for trips ranging from $1,842 to $244,000. Tell us about about your dream Santa Cruz family trip and we will help you to make it a reality.
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Enjoy seeing the beauty of these islands on an exciting kayak trip.
$3,883
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Galapagos Multisport

Hotel-Based Tour - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Kayak and snorkel among wildlife
  • Learn about Galapagos conservation
  • Cycle to Isabela's coastline
  • Snorkel in Concha Perla
  • Hike the rim of an active caldera
  • View giant Galapagos tortoises
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Explore the Galapagos Islands in a variety of ways, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, and snorkeling, on this multi-sport adventure. What else can you squeeze into this adrenaline-packed Galapagos itinerary? The most spectacular wildlife in the world—sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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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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Floreana Island
$2,455
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Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit beautiful coral sand beaches
  • Snorkel among green sea turtles
  • Visit Charles Darwin Station
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the highlights of San Cristobal, Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz islands on this incredible 5-day adventure. There is an endless list of activities to make this an unforgettable trip including snorkeling, roaming volcanic landscapes, and observing the riveting native wildlife. Be …
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White tipped shark
$5,345
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Enjoy Post Office Bay's beaches
  • Visit Devil’s Crown
  • Observe unique wildlife
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago. Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This 5-day small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which makes it the perfectjourney …
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Cruising in the Galapagos
$3,845
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Northern Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Admire Black Turtle Cove's wildlife
  • Snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Santiago's natural beauty
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this incredible 4-day voyage that visits the central and northern Galapagos Islands. Satisfy your wanderlust with the majesty of the exceptional landscapes, and relax on the picture-perfect beaches. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including, blue-footed bobbies, reef …
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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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Soak in the jacuzzi on the sun deck
$230,000
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Private Charter - In the Steps of Darwin Aboard Evolution

8 Day Itinerary aboard Evolution
  • Discover Daphne Major´s birdlife
  • Snorkel on Isabela Island
  • Meet Urbina Bay's 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
Discover all of the Galapagos wildlife that made the Islands famous and inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.Indulge in the wide variety of flora and fauna as well as spectacular scenery on these islands. Get ready to see an abundance of unique wildlife including flamingos, frigate …
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Galapagos Legend
$221,866
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Private Charter - West & Central Islands Aboard Galapagos Legend

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Meet Nazca and red-footed boobies
  • Tour a land iguanas' nesting site
  • Explore Santa Fe's white beaches
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Galapagos Legend and set sail for an 8-day cruise adventure around the west and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, precious Genovesa, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be …
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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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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$5,685
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Galapagos Family Safari Camp

6 Day Itinerary
  • Snorkel at the Galapagos Islands
  • Visit the beautiful Cerro Mesa
  • Discover Garrapatero Beach
  • Enjoy a unique fishing day
Starts / Ends:
Santa Cruz / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Witha variety of activities and engaging educational experiences for both parents and children this spectacular offer all, you're looking for on a Galapagos safari adventure, featuring the highest lodging standards with the most beautiful and charming destinations in Santa Cruz and surrounding …
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Sea lion looking off a rock
$8,750
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Galapagos Origin Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Snorkel or swim with sea lions
  • Admire distinctive biodiversity
  • See giant tortoises
  • Hike prickly pear forests
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day Southern Islands cruise on the ship, M/V Origin, explores the islands of Espanola, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and more. Kayak and paddle board along island shores, swim and snorkel above colorful coral, and enjoys breathtaking views on hikes.
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$2,750
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Finch Bay Eco-Hotel

5 Day Itinerary
  • View Giant Tortoises
  • Snorkel along shallow reefs
  • Choose from a menu of activities
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / North Seymour
Activities:
Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Located on the Galapagos' Santa Cruz island, the Finch Bay Eco-Hotel is a great place to explore the wonders of the Galapagos. This tour allows you to set the pace of your adventure. Spend your days exploring the natural beauty and wildlife of the islands, and spend your evenings relaxing in …
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Snorkeling in Sea of Cortez
$8,750
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Family Cruise to the Southern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/V Origin, Theory & Evolve
  • Enjoy kid-friendly adventures
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
  • Encounter Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Enjoy pristine beaches and swimming
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an 8-day Galapagos cruise for the entire family on the M/V Origin and experience encounters with the incredible wildlife of Darwin´s islands. Spend your days hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and touring the Southern Islands and visit locations such as Frigatebird Hill, Kicker Rock, …
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Meeting giant tortoises in the Galapagos
$8,145
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Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Admire South Plaza's beauty
  • Observe Giant Land Tortoises
  • Visit the famous Urbina Bay
  • Look out for amazing wilflife
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal / North Seymour
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Giant tortoises in captivity, snorkeling with sea lions, land and seabirds, blue-footed boobies, hatchling turtles this stunning 8-day voyage has everything to make your Galapagos experience unforgettable! Snorkel through the beautiful crystal clear waters of this famous archipelago and observe sea …
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Galapagos penguin on a rock
$7,260
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Galapagos Circumnavigation

15 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Visit a sea turtle nesting site
  • Explore Rabida's red sand beaches
  • Observe the Galapagos tortoise
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an extensive adventure into the unique world of the Galapagos on this incredible journey. This 15-day voyage offers the traveler an opportunity to become immersed in the unique splendor these islands. This is an ideal tour for gaining a true understanding of the history of these islands and …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$3,914
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West & Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Meet Nazca and red-footed boobies
  • Tour a land iguanas' nesting site
  • Explore Santa Fe's white beaches
  • Snorkel with sea lions
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 8-day adventure that explores the incredible western and central islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include beautiful Santa Cruz, wildlife-rich Isabela, cliff-laden Fernandina, precious Genovesa, and the amazing black beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of …
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Galapagos hawk
$3,914
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Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Snorkel among Galapagos penguins
  • Stop at the volcanic North Seymour
  • Hike through a volcanic landscape
  • Leave a card in Post Office Bay
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, 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 Bartolome, North Seymour, San Cristobal, Española, and Floreana. Overflowing with wildlife, volcanic wonders, and breathtaking landscapes, this is the perfect …
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Snorkel the crystal, warm waters of the Galapagos archipelago
$3,914
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Eastern & Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galapagos Legend
  • Visit Bachas Beach
  • Observe swimming fur seals
  • Set foot on dark-red sand beaches
  • Snorkel at the Bolivar Channel
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Cerro Colorado
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 8-day adventure that explores the incredible eastern and western islands of the Galapagos. Highlights of the west include wildlife-rich Isabela, picturesque Santa Cruz, cliff-laden Fernandina, and the fantastic beaches of Santiago. Be entertained by the antics of friendly sea lions …
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