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Paddle Santa Cruz on one of these 154 extraordinary sea kayaking trips during 2022 or 2023. Santa Cruz kayaking tours let you explore the shoreline and marine ecosystems and frequently include itineraries with  kayaking, wildlife viewing, snorkeling, cruises, and wildlife & safari exploration. Prices for a Santa Cruz sea kayaking trip range from $1,500 to $567,912 for a 5 to 16 days trip in 2022 for a small group kayaking adventure or a private tour with a local English speaking guide. Select any of the kayaking trips below as a starting point and customize it with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Santa Cruz sea kayaking trip planners to make your own unique paddling experience.
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Black Turtle cove with mangroves
$3,150
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Northern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Swim and snorkel at Darwin Bay
  • Discover Genovesa Island's birdlife
  • Hike to Dragon Hill
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Charles Darwin Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theNorthern Galapagos Islandson this 5-day cruise exploring the highlights of this historically significant archipelago.Snorkel through Darwin's Bay, where diverse marine life can be found. Visit Genovesa Island, well knownas “The Bird Island”, for close …
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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
$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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Overlook at Pitt Point
$3,900
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard Alya
  • Observe Galapagos giant tortoises
  • See the blue-footed boobies dance
  • Look for Galapagos penguins
  • Cruise along Moreno Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Bachas Beach
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy the Western Islands of the Galapagos archipelago and discover all that this wonderful destination has to offer. Snorkel with sea lions and kayak surrounded by unique species. On this 6-day exciting journey, explore the exclusive shores of Santa Cruz, Isabela, Fernandina, and Santiago. …
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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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Pinnacle rock on Bartolome
$8,590
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Western & Eastern Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit the beautiful Junco Lagoon
  • Bird watching at North Seymour
  • Snorkel & Kayak across Tintoreras
  • Discover Sierra Negra volcano
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. Explore Moreno point and walk along one of the trails soon reveals a multitude of …
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Wildlife in the Galapagos
$8,750
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Volcanic Wonders

Northern & Western Route - 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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Sea lion on a pristine beach
$8,590
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Central Islands Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard M/C Elite
  • Visit D. Rodriguez Breeding Center
  • Observe blue-footed boobies
  • Relax at Gardner Bay
  • Take a panga ride to Champion Islet
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This incredible 8-day cruise takes you across the archipelago, to the most emblematic locations. The Charles Darwin Research Station provides an opportunity to find out about the vital work that is being carried out to preserve the archipelago’s ecosystems. Discover El Barranco, also known as …
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Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos
$4,980
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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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The beautiful colorful shores of the Galapagos.
$3,600
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Western Islands

6 Day Itinerary aboard EcoGalaxy
  • Learn about tortoises of Galapagos
  • Hike along the base of the Volcano
  • Explore Egas Port
  • Ride around Tagus Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 6-day Western Islands cruise on the ship, the EcoGalaxy, explores the islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz, and more! A great way to observe the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Galapagos!
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Bonita Galapagos Yatch
$53,412
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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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sally lightfoot crab
$3,695
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Southern Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Treasure of Galapagos
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 5-day cruise through the Galapagos offers you the amazing opportunity to explore the highlights of the southern islands. Enjoy the natural history of these amazing islands as you witness the amazing flamingos of Floreana, the playful sea lions of Española, and the friendly giant …
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Punto Egas, Santiago Island, Galapagos
$6,345
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Central Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grand Majestic
  • Discover Isabela Island
  • Admire Bartholomew's natural beauty
  • Explore historic Tagus Cove
  • Swim at Las Bachas
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Galápagos Archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory, is home to an abundance of wildlife. Isolated from the mainland for millions of years, it is that rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. Travel aboard the Grand Majestic to experience up-close encounters …
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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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Infinity
$93,450
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Private Charter - Southern Islands Aboard Infinity

5 Day Itinerary aboard Infinity
  • Enjoy Post Office Bay's beaches
  • Visit Devil’s Crown
  • Observe unique wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the wonder of the Galapagos islands while touring this stunning archipelago on this private 5-day cruise! Dip into history, swim with playful sea lions and take stunning photos of the magical landscapes. This small ship cruise features white sandy beaches and abundant wildlife which …
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Jacuzzi
$89,450
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Private Charter - Central Islands Aboard Grand Majestic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Grand Majestic
  • Discover Isabela Island
  • Admire Bartholomew's natural beauty
  • Explore historic Tagus Cove
  • Swim at Las Bachas
Starts / Ends:
San Cristobal Airport / San Cristobal Airport
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Galápagos Archipelago, Darwin's living laboratory, home to an abundance of wildlife during your own private 8-day cruise! Travel aboard the Grand Majestic to experience up-close encounters with unique species such as land iguanas, penguins, reef sharks, rays, and more! Enjoy …
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A Green Sea Turtle swimming around the reefs.
$7,710
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Classic Galapagos

10 Day Itinerary aboard Endeavour II
  • View endemic wildlife
  • Discover scenic coastlines
  • See varied islands and habitats
  • Experience the Galápagos undersea
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take an incredible journey through the unique world of the Galapagos on this 10-day adventure aboard the Endeavour II. Spend your days exploring the archipelago, encountering sea lions, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds, flightless cormorants, tortoises, and many more incredible native species. Have …
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Kayaking the warm waters of the Galapagos
$82,320
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Private Charter - Central & Southern Islands Aboard Petrel

6 Day Itinerary aboard Petrel
  • Explore underground lava tubes
  • Snorkel around Devil's Crown
  • View the colorful Sesuvium plant
  • Walk across the white sand beaches
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Central and Southern Islands of the Galapagos archipelago on this 6-day private adventure aboard the Petrel. Visit outstanding wildlife viewing areas and some of the best snorkeling and swimming locations in the islands. Enjoy historic sites and exhibits on natural history, human …
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