We've received great feedback from our guests regarding the new activities we're offering aboard the M/V Santa Cruz during its twice-fortnightly visit to Santa Cruz Island. As an alternative to the 'traditional' visit to the Charles Darwin Station in Puerto Ayora, guests can choose from the following:
Trekking in the highlands through the impressive Scalesia forest, full of birds and life, to a viewpoint called Media Luna.
Biking downhill to a secluded beach with white sand and turquoise water and a lagoon with flamingos, white-cheeked pintail ducks, oystercatchers and other migratory birds.
Visiting an organic coffee plantation to learn about the production of coffee (and other products) in the Galapagos Islands.
Walking to Tortuga Bay beach where they can kayak or simply enjoy some down-time: an hour walk will take guests to this white sand beach that's considered by many the loveliest in the Archipelago. Some of the species found in this area include: sea turtles, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas.
Scuba diving: discover the impressive underwater world of one of the most amazing dive sites on Earth.
All of these activities are offered at no additional cost, except for scuba diving.
Metropolitan Touring is one of South America’s most known and respected travel companies, providing unrivalled service to our guests for nearly 60 years. Along with our operations in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, we also own and operate the finest ships for Galapagos Island cruises - the M/V Santa Cruz, Yacht Isabella II and Yacht La Pinta - as well as the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Come explore with us!
We take immense pride in our Galapagos cruise explorations, during which our guests experience the ever-changing ecological paradise of the islands. Our Galapagos cruises provide opportunities to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph and observe the archipelago’s amazing wildlife in the company of expert naturalist guides. Our Galapagos cruises are characterized by the highest standards of comfort, cuisine and service on board, combining these elements to provide solo-travelers, families and small groups with an unforgettable exploration of ‘the enchanted isles.’
So, pack your bags and come explore with us for a Galapagos cruise of a lifetime!