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Santa Cruz - Northern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
The Northern Galapagos cruise aboard the Santa Cruz is a 5-day, 4-night adventure to the famed Galapagos Islands. On this itinerary you'll visit the Northern Galapagos, including the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Rabida, Bartolome and Genovesa, as well as key sites like Buccaneer Cove, Red Beach and the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Tortoise Breeding Center.

The Sa
nta Cruz offers active itineraries, with numerous activity options. For instance, for one morning excursion you may have the choice between a light hike along the coast combined with a panga tour, or a fast-paced hike to a view point, also with a panga tour. Snorkeling is available for all levels. There is ample time to relax on board after meals or opt out of activities, but note that this is an expedition-cruise style itinerary, so you will be kept busy if you choose!

The Santa Cruz Northern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Eastern or Western Islands Cruise to create a 10-day/9-night or 11-day/10-night itinerary. View the Northern Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links to view details of other Santa Cruz Galapagos cruises.

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read more The Northern Galapagos cruise aboard the Santa Cruz is a 5-day, 4-night adventure to the famed Galapagos Islands. On this itinerary you'll visit the Northern Galapagos, including the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santiago, Rabida, Bartolome and Genovesa, as well as key sites like Buccaneer Cove, Red Beach and the Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Tortoise Breeding Center.

The Santa Cruz offers active itineraries, with numerous activity options. For instance, for one morning excursion you may have the choice between a light hike along the coast combined with a panga tour, or a fast-paced hike to a view point, also with a panga tour. Snorkeling is available for all levels. There is ample time to relax on board after meals or opt out of activities, but note that this is an expedition-cruise style itinerary, so you will be kept busy if you choose!

The Santa Cruz Northern Islands Cruise can be combined with the Eastern or Western Islands Cruise to create a 10-day/9-night or 11-day/10-night itinerary. View the Northern Islands Cruise details on this page or click on the links to view details of other Santa Cruz Galapagos cruises.

Santa Cruz - Western Galapagos Islands 6 day/5 night
Santa Cruz - Eastern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
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Expert Review: Galapagos M/V Santa Cruz Western Islands Cruise

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Day 1 - MON - Embark Baltra to Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

Day 2 - TUE - Buccaneer Cove & Puerto Egas (Santiago)

Day 3 - WED - Rábida Island & Bartolomé Island

Day 4 - THR - Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

Day 5 - FRI - Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Center (San Cristobal)


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Day 1 - MON - Embark Baltra to Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

Morning arrival to Baltra Island by plane and immediate transfer to the dock to board the M/V Santa Cruz. Welcome introductory briefing and lunch. In the afternoon, disembark at Las Bachas. After WWII, US military barges were beached and abandoned here. Locals referred to the beach as the barges beach, a name that morphed to “Bachas.” Today it is an important nesting area for the east Pacific green sea turtle. Located on the north shore of Santa Cruz Island, it is a glorious white beach (wet landing), with several brackish lagoons only a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons are the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with snorkeling gear and techniques. Welcome cocktail, expedition plan for Tuesday and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - TUE - Buccaneer Cove & Puerto Egas (Santiago)

After breakfast, enjoy a coastal exploration along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove. Learn about the history of Santiago Island, its relevance for the whalers, pirates and early researchers, including Darwin’s epic voyage in 1835, and the conservation projects aimed at eradicating feral species (a fence stretched along the rocky outcrop is visible to save native plants from the once existing enormous goat population). Today the island is free of feral goats, and the cove is home to a large number of marine birds, sea lions and inter-tidal organisms. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as “Elephant Rock,” “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. This is a great site for snorkeling too! Lunch on board.

In the afternoon, make a wet landing on Puerto Egas for a mid-length walk. Most of the landscape is tuff-stone layers and lava flows. This is a great opportunity to see land and marine birds. At low tide, marine iguanas graze upon the algae beds and there is a colony of fur-sea lions. Opportunity for snorkeling and swimming from the beach after the walk. Expedition plan for Wednesday and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - WED - Rábida Island & Bartolomé Island

Disembark at Rábida Island (wet landing) on a red-colored beach, due to the unusually high content of iron in the volcanic material. A gratifying stroll along the beach of this small island (1.9 sq. mi.) allows the observation of a large colony of sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers and several species of Darwin’s finches. Very close to the beach, hidden behind a strip of green saltbush, is a salt pond where at times greater flamingos migrate. This is a great place to snorkel from the beach, both for beginners as well as for experienced snorkelers, due to the unique combination of underwater species and submarine landscapes. Non-snorkelers will enjoy a ride on the glass-bottom boat. During navigation to the next island, dolphins are often spotted. Lunch on board.

Disembark at Bartolomé Island (dry landing) for a hike to the summit. This is a moderately steep climb aided by a wooden staircase resting platforms and handrails; the view from the top is worth the effort. Dinghy ride around colossal Pinnacle Rock, then enjoy the beach (wet landing) and some snorkeling, possibly with Galápagos penguins, or else a ride in the glass-bottom boat for great views of the underwater world. Expedition plan for Thursday and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - THR - Prince Philip’s Steps & Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

The morning starts with a very interesting panga ride along the cliffs and then disembark (dry landing) at Tower/Genovesa Island) on rocks for a steep climb (90 feet) up some stairs. Once at the top of the stairs, the land is flat, allowing for a stimulating walk of about a mile to the other side of this small island, observing large colonies of Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigate birds and storm petrels. Those not wishing to disembark can enjoy a longer panga ride along the cliffs (depending on weather conditions). Lunch on board.

In the afternoon, a wet landing will be made at Darwin Bay for an easy stroll observing hundreds of birds, mainly frigate birds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, gulls, herons, finches and mockingbirds. Optional walk over sharp lava and uneven terrain for dramatic views, or else return to the beach to enjoy swimming and snorkeling at this beautiful natural harbor, or join the crew in a glass-bottom boat ride. Farewell cocktail, departure briefing and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - FRI - Cerro Colorado Tortoise Breeding Center (San Cristobal)

After breakfast, optional departure to see the breeding programme of giant tortoises at Cerro Colorado. Learn about this endangered species, and its promising recovery. This site is 45 minutes by bus, on the south shore of San Cristóbal Island. Located in the vicinity of Cerro Colorado, from which it derives its name, this area is one of the few places where you can see Calandrinia galapagosa, a plant endemic to San Cristobal in danger of extinction. Return to town and transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the mainland.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Arrival & Departure

Most flights to the Galapagos will depart Quito or Guayaquil between 7:00am-9:00am on day 1 and return between 2:00pm-5:00pm on the final day. We highly recommend travelers arrive Ecuador 2 days prior to their Galapagos cruise.

Activities

There are numerous opportunities to swim and snorkel. The underwater experience is an integral part of any Galapagos cruise. We encourage all travelers to try snorkeling. Snorkeling gear is included for the duration of the cruise. Shortie wet suits are also available for rent and are recommended from June to December.
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1       Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2014Santa Cruz$2625 - $4295View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2625

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2750

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2975

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $3095

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3215

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3350

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3805

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4295

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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2       May 05 - May 09, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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3       May 19 - May 23, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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4       Jun 02 - Jun 06, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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5       Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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6       Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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7       Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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8       Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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9       Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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10       Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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11       Sep 08 - Sep 12, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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12       Sep 22 - Sep 26, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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13       Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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14       Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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15       Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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16       Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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17       Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2014Santa Cruz$2495 - $4165View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2495

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2620

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2845

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $2965

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3085

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3220

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3675

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4165

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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18       Dec 29 - Jan 02, 2015Santa Cruz$2625 - $4295View Details
Main Deck Twin Standard

Main Deck Twin Standard - $2625

13 twin cabins on the Main Deck feature portholes and twin beds. Can be arranged for triple occupancy. 125 square feet.
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Upper Deck Twin Standard - $2750

12 twin cabins on the Upper Deck feature view windows and twin beds. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double

Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double - $2975

2 double matrimonial cabins and 4 twin cabins are available on the Boat Deck. 125 square feet.
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Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin - $3095

Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin Standard Plus cabins feature twin beds and large porthole windows. 129 square feet.
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Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double

Boat Deck Superior Twin/Double - $3215

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 165 square feet.
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Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin

Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin - $3350

Two Junior Suites have twin beds plus a sofa bed for a child, and large floor-to-ceiling view windows. 235 square feet.
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Boat Deck Master Suite Double

Boat Deck Master Suite Double - $3805

There are two Master Suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and private balconies. 250 square feet.
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Boat Deck Single Standard

Boat Deck Single Standard - $4295

1 cabin is available for single use aboard Santa Cruz.
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Included

Accommodations, all meals, island sightseeing, naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish (guiding in other languages upon request for groups larger than 10 guests: German, French, Italian), snorkel gear, taxes and transfers in the islands. Transfer from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to/from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.

Exclusions

International airfare; airfare from mainland Ecuador; Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee (US $100 per adult, $50 for children under 12 years old. This can be paid directly by passengers [cash only] or it is included in our INCLUSIVE PACKAGE TOURS); Galapagos National Institute Migration Control Card (US $10 per person); departure tax ($40.80); gratuities for guides, crew, drivers or local staff; alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages; other personal expenses; internet/WiFi; medical services or insurance of any kind. Fuel surcharge may apply. Wet suits are available for rent for $15 + VAT per guest for 5- or 6-day expeditions.

2013 High Season Surcharge: Add $130 per adult, $100 per child; Mar 25-29, Mar 27-Apr 1, Mar 29-Apr 3, Dec 20-25, Dec 23-27, Dec 25-30, Dec 27-Jan 1, Dec 30-Jan 3.

Room Configuration

The Santa Cruz offers one single cabin; advance reservations are required. On the Boat Deck there are two double matrimonial cabins and four twin standard cabins available. There are no share accommodations or roommate match available. Double cabins are available for single occupancy with a surcharge of 50% for normal dates, and 100% for high season. Triple cabins are available in the Main Deck Twin Standard cabin category.

Families & Children

Children under 12 years old at the time of sailing receive 25% off when sharing the cabin with 2 adults (applies only to one child per adult, paying full fare). No discounts apply on Christmas and New Year's. Minimum child age is 6 years old. Galapagos family cruises are available, call for details.

Payment & Cancellation

A cruise deposit of $700 per person is required at the time of booking. For land packages a deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. When a trip cancellation is received between 60 and 0 days from departure, the full trip price will be charged.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 21 days of booking your trip for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Extended Itinerary Pricing

Longer Galapagos Santa Cruz itineraries are available by combining the ship's shorter itineraries. Receive a 10% discount on the lowest priced itinerary when combining two consecutive cruises. Or receive a 50% discount on Northern Islands when combining all Santa Cruz itineraries for a 15-day cruise. Applies only to full-rate bookings; not applicable for promotional rates. Contact AdventureSmith Explorations for pricing and more information.
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Galapagos Cruise Package

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The Santa Cruz is a 90-passenger small expedition ship designed and built exclusively for Galapagos cruises. Great for active travelers and families.
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