The Santa Cruz is a 90-passenger small expedition ship designed and built exclusively for Galapagos cruises. A Galapagos cruise aboard the Santa Cruz includes first-class amenities, daily naturalist-led hikes and panga rides, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat. A wide variety of cabins, ample space on four decks and a “young pirates” program make the Santa Cruz a great option for family travel to the Galapagos.
A cruise aboard the Santa Cruz is as active as you want it to be, with several levels of excursions offered each day and a highly organized crew to keep all passengers on board engaged and enjoying the Galapagos Islands to the fullest. And 90 passengers on board means a fun atmosphere where you meet fellow travelers from all over the world.
Most Galapagos cruise travelers will require pre- and post-cruise accommodations in Ecuador, round-trip flights, National Park entrance fees & transit cards, etc. Choose our Galapagos Cruise Package or work with our experts on a custom Galapagos tour. See trip notes for more details.
Santa Cruz Galapagos Cruise Itineraries
The small ship Santa Cruz operates two 5-day/4-night itineraries and one unique 6-day/5-night itinerary. When combined consecutively these cruises equal a 15-day/14-night Galapagos cruise with no repeated landing sites. The shorter itineraries can also be combined in various ways to create 10- or 15-day cruises.
For your assistance we have put together a handy guide:
How to Choose Your Galapagos Cruise
Yacht description and deck plans available here: Santa Cruz
Northern Galapagos Cruise 5 days/4 nights
Day 1 - MON - Baltra to Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
Day 2 - TUE - Bucaneer Cove & Puerto Egas (Santiago)
Day 3 - WED - Rabida & Bartolome Islands
Day 4 - THU - Prince Philip's Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Day 5 - FRI - Tortoise Breeding Center (San Cristobal)
Santa Cruz Northern Islands Itinerary Details
Eastern Galapagos Cruise 5 days/4 nights
Day 1 - SAT - Embark San Cristobal to Punta Pitt
Day 2 - SUN - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands
Day 3 - MON - Puerto Ayora, Darwin Station & Island Options (Santa Cruz)
Day 4 - TUE - Punta Suarez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)
Day 5 - WED - Baltra Island, airport
Santa Cruz Eastern Islands Itinerary Details
Western Galapagos Cruise 6 days/5 nights
Day 1 - WED - Baltra to North Seymour Island
Day 2 - THU - Punta Roca (Isabela) & Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)
Day 3 - FRI - Tagus Cove & Urbina Bay (Isabela)
Day 4 - SAT - Puerto Ayora, Darwin Station & Island Options (Santa Cruz)
Day 5 - SUN - Post Office Bay, Champion Islet & Cormorant Pt (Floreana)
Day 6 - MON - Baltra Island, airport
Santa Cruz Western Islands Itinerary Details
GALAPAGOS CRUISE INCLUSIVE PACKAGE:
For your convenience we offer an Inclusive Package with three nights hotel accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil, all airport/hotel transfers, Galapagos flights, Galapagos National Park entrance fees and taxes, Galapagos migration card and your Galapagos cruise. View details of our Galapagos Cruise Inclusive Package
Travelers not interested in our inclusive package must purchase Galapagos flights in conjunction with their Galapagos cruise.
GALAPAGOS CRUISE CUSTOM PACKAGE:
If you are booking a cruise-only program our experts can assist with hotels, transfers, flights and tours. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations about customizing your tour or the possibilities of combining this trip with our Mainland Ecuador
and Peru: Machu Picchu
extensions. We are Galapagos cruise and Ecuador travel experts and our staff can help you customize the perfect Galapagos cruise or Ecuador tour package.
We look forward to having you join us for the Galapagos small ship cruise of a lifetime aboard the Santa Cruz! Contact AdventureSmith today.
return to top of page