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Experience snorkeling in the most spectacular spots that Santa Cruz has to offer as you explore reefs, fish, and myriad wildlife. The below snorkeling trips will provide you with an english speaking guide, boat rides to the hottest snorkeling spots, and basic snorkel gear like masks, snorkels, fins, and a wetsuit if needed. Our Santa Cruz snorkeling trips start at $1,500 for an adventure of 5 days. The most popular destinations visited on Santa Cruz snorkel trips are Charles Darwin Center, Highlands, Bachas Beach, Black Turtle Cove, and Dragon Hill where you can also enjoy snorkeling, wildlife viewing, cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and small ship cruises. Tell one of Adventure Life's Santa Cruz experts about your dream snorkeling trip, and they will help you plan every last detail to make your trip a seamless reality.
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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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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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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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Devil's Crown Galapagos
$2,381
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Galapagos Southeast Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Corals
  • Visit Cerro Brujo´s lava formations
  • Hike across Española Island
  • Swim and snorkel at Devil´s Crown
Activities:
Hiking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise allows you to experience more than just the highlights of the Galapagos' southeast islands. Take a 5-day adventure and travel from beautiful San Cristobal to Española, Floreana, and Santa Cruz Islands. Encounter giant tortoises, snorkel in the crystalline waters, and view …
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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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The Grace
$134,000
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Private Charter - Beyond Darwin's Footsteps Aboard Grace

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
The Galapagos Islands are swarming with exotic and curious creatures that love to interact with visitors to the islands.This magical 8-day private cruise takes you andyour private group of up to 16 guests to one of the most enchanting destinations on Earth! Indulge in the wide variety of flora and …
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Colorful Sally Lightfoot crab on volcanic rock
$8,100
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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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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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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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Galapagos penguin swimming underwater
$4,459
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Central and Western Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Galaxy
  • Hike to the highlands of Santa Cruz
  • Hike along the base of the Volcano
  • Explore Egas Port
  • Ride around Tagus Cove
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a Galapagos cruise around the Central and Western islands and snorkel with sea lions, admire lava lizards, and view the famous Galapagos tortoises.
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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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Flamingos
$5,790
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Luxurious Southern Galapagos Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Spray
  • Visit the Waved Albatross colony
  • Snorkel with sharks at Kicker Rock
  • Leave a letter at Post Office Bay
  • Hike the cliffs at Pitt Point
Starts / Ends:
Baltra / Baltra
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Spray for this 6 day Galapagos adventure. Visit Black Turtle Cove to view blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, Kicker Rock for exceptional snorkeling and the nesting site of the Waved Albatross on Espanola Island.
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