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Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the \'Santa Cruz II\'

Price USD$3401.00


Galapagos Islands Cruise: 5-Day Eastern Itinerary Aboard the \'Santa Cruz II\'
The trip starts in San Cristobal, from where we explore the eastern tip of the archipelago, home of the 3 species of boobies. Then we see all 3 species of iguanas in a single day, on Santa Fe and Plaza Island. In Santa Cruz we learn at the Charles Darwin Research Station about the conservation project and spend an afternoon with the tortoises in the wild. But the cherry on top is Española, voted #1 by guides and expedition leaders, home to boobies, hawks, sea lions, pelicans the most colourful marine iguanas, endemic mockingbirds and lava lizards and the only tropical breeding albatross.

5day/4nights Eastern Galapagos from Saturday to Wednesday

Our journey begins at the capital of the Galapagos Province, San Cristobal. We then head northeast to the famous site of Punta Pitt, where visitors can experience what Charles Darwin saw when he first disembarked in 1835. Following this, we travel west to enjoy the lovely bay of Santa Fe Island, which is an excellent site for aquatic activities.
We later continue to the dramatic cliffs of South Plaza to learn about the cacti, land iguanas and outstanding wildlife that inhabit the land.

The next day begins at the world-renowned Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, the most populated island in the Galapagos. Here, visitors may choose from a variety of activities to fill the afternoon. Many believe we save the best for last at the island of Española, touring through the marvelous visitor site of Punta Suarez. We take a walk through the rocky shoreline, where visitors can see hundreds of marine birds, sea lions, marine iguanas and, at particular times of year, albatross. The day ends at Gardner Bay where guests can enjoy some beach-time and the marvelous waters around the island.

No matter where we sail or what we do, each and every one of us will do our best to provide you with a truly beautiful and memorable Galapagos experience.

Eastern Galapagos Islands

  • San Cristobal
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza
  • Santa Cruz
  • Española (Espanola)
  • Baltra

Highlight Sites
  • San Cristobal
  • Santa Fe
  • South Plaza
  • Santa Cruz
  • Española (Espanola)
  • Baltra
Icon Species
  • Galapagos Albatrosses (From April to December)
  • Blue Footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • Red Footed Boobies
  • Great & Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Galapagos Hawks
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Santa Fe Land Iguana
  • Galapagos Sea Lion
  • Galapagos Giant Tortoises
  • Galapagos Doves
  • Galapagos Mockingbirds
  • San Cristobal Mockingbirds
  • Española (Espanola) Mockingbirds
  • Darwin Finches
  • Brown Pelicans
  • Swallow ? Tailed Gulls
  • Lava Gulls
  • Lava (striated) Herons

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The trip starts in San Cristobal, from where we explore the eastern tip of the archipelago, home of the 3 species of boobies. Then we see all 3 species of iguanas in a single day, on Santa Fe and Plaza Island. In Santa Cruz we learn at the Charles Darwin Research Station about the conservation project and spend an afternoon with the tortoises in the wild. But the cherry on top is Española, voted #1 by guides and expedition leaders, home to boobies, hawks, sea lions, pelicans the most colourful marine iguanas, endemic mockingbirds and lava lizards and the only tropical breeding albatross.