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Santa Cruz - Eastern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
The Eastern 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 Eastern Galapagos, including the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Espanola and Baltra, as well as key sites like the Charles Darwin Research Station, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay. Eastern Galapagos is k nown for its land tortoises and lizards, and its older, greener landscape.

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

Santa Cruz - Northern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
Santa Cruz - Western Galapagos Islands 6 day/5 night
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read more The Eastern 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 Eastern Galapagos, including the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Santa Cruz, Espanola and Baltra, as well as key sites like the Charles Darwin Research Station, Punta Pitt, Punta Suarez and Gardner Bay. Eastern Galapagos is known for its land tortoises and lizards, and its older, greener landscape.

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

Santa Cruz - Northern Galapagos Islands 5 day/4 night
Santa Cruz - Western Galapagos Islands 6 day/5 night
Santa Cruz Galapagos Cruises Main Page
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Day 1 - SAT - Embark San Cristobal to Punta Pitt

Day 2 - SUN - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands

Day 3 - MON - Puerto Ayora, Darwin Station & Optional Activities (Santa Cruz)

Day 4 - TUE - Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Day 5 - WED - Disembark Baltra Island


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Day 1 - SAT - Embark San Cristobal to Punta Pitt

Arrival by plane to San Cristóbal Island and transfer to the M/V Santa Cruz, anchored at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the provincial capital of the Galápagos Islands. Cabin assignment, introductory talk and lunch.

This afternoon, disembark (wet landing) on the eastern tip of the island. Pitt Point is an eroded tuff cone; the trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline. This is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions along the beach. After the walk, if conditions are favorable, there is a chance to swim from the beach or snorkel at the nearby islets. You'll discuss the expedition plan for Sunday with the naturalists on board, and then enjoy dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
lunch and dinner

Day 2 - SUN - Santa Fe & South Plaza Islands

After breakfast, set off for a wet landing on a sandy white Santa Fe Island beach with many sea lion harems. Bulls vie for the right of "Beach Master," while smaller males masquerading as females make stealthy mating moves. Galápagos hawks are often easily observed, perched atop salt bushes. The giant prickly pear cactus found here live up to their name with tree-sized trunks! The endemic land iguana, unique to this island, may be spotted during the afternoon walk. Snorkeling and swimming from the beach rounds off the rewarding experience, or if you prefer, take in the view from the glass-bottom boat. Lunch on board.

Disembark (dry landing) in the channel between North and South Plaza Islands, where the island tilts toward the water, the approach makes for a lavishly colorful sight! The turquoise waters of the channel contrast brilliantly with the white sand and black lava of the shoreline. The rocks have grown thick with green seaweed in places, speckled with bright orange Sally lightfoot crabs. Farther up the shore, a carpet of scarlet sesuvium succulents serves as groundcover for a grove of luminescent green prickly-pear cactus. Yellow-grey land iguanas sit beneath these, waiting patiently for pears to drop. Along the coastline one finds sea lion colonies, while frigates, swallow-tailed gulls and shearwaters glide playing with the thermals that form along the cliffs of this small but amazing island. Expedition plan for Monday and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3 - MON - Puerto Ayora, Darwin Station & Optional Activities (Santa Cruz)

Take a morning disembarkation (dry landing) visit to the Charles Darwin Research Station and the giant tortoise pens, the former home of tortoise celebrity “Lonesome George,” within an impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest home to many land birds. These are the headquarters of scientific investigation, conservation and the National Park administration. Following our visit, board transport to enjoy lunch in the cooler highlands of Santa Cruz Island, a completely different ecosystem.

After lunch, several options are available, which can be discussed in advance with your expedition leader. Trek along trails in the impressive Scalesia forest through the Santa Cruz Highlands, home to elusive birds like the dark-rumped petrel; mountain bike (mostly downhill) to secluded Garrapatero Beach; walk to Tortuga Bay to kayak or enjoy some down time; or experience sustainable agriculture with a visit to an organic coffee plantation. After your afternoon activities, return to Puerto Ayora and embark on the M/V Santa Cruz. Tuesday’s expedition plan and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 - TUE - Punta Suárez & Gardner Bay (Espanola)

Morning outing at Punta Suárez (dry landing) for an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including waved albatrosses (April - December), Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tail gulls as well as a view of the Galápagos famous “blow-hole." Among its land birds, the Hood island mockingbird, Galápagos hawks, Galápagos doves and three species of Darwin’s finches are common highlights. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Back on board for lunch.

In the afternoon, disembark (wet landing) at Gardner Bay's white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkeling in this area, or take a ride aboard the glass-bottom boat. Departure briefing, farewell cocktail and dinner.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Santa Cruz
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 - WED - Disembark Baltra Island

Disembark at Baltra Island. Transfer to the airport and 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 26 - Apr 30, 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

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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2       May 10 - May 14, 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

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 24 - May 28, 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

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 07 - Jun 11, 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

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 21 - Jun 25, 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

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       Jul 05 - Jul 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

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 19 - Jul 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

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       Aug 02 - Aug 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

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 16 - Aug 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

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 30 - Sep 03, 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

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 13 - Sep 17, 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

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 27 - Oct 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

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 11 - Oct 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

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 25 - Oct 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

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 08 - Nov 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

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 22 - Nov 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

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 06 - Dec 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

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 20 - Dec 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

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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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

Galapagos Cruise Package

Most Galapagos cruise travelers will require pre- and post-cruise accommodations in Quito or Guayaquil, Ecuador, round-trip flights, National Park entrance fees & transit cards etc. We have created this Galapagos Cruise All Inclusive Package to give travelers an easy, cost-effective way to book the most popular land package we offer.
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

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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