Santa Cruz II
Northern Galapagos
Islands Itinerary

Sol

5 Days
Monday to Friday

Giant Tortoise

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Galapagos Iconic Species

AN EXTRAORDINARY GALAPAGOS ISLANDS ITINERARY

This Northern Galapagos Cruise Itinerary starts off with a tour of beautiful Las Bachas beach, which is frequented by numerous marine birds, including flamingos. The next day we will arrive at Santiago Island, which provides its fair share of fun activities and wildlife spotting.

Next up, Rabida Island and its spectacular red-sand beach await to take Guests on a beautiful tour of its mesmerizing landscapes. The day after, majestic Bartolome Island will be visited, which is sure to stun visitors with its postcard-worthy views and the chance to swim alongside Galapagos penguins. Finally, spectacular and faraway Genovesa will see us basking in the embrace of its magical, sunken crater and gorgeous cliffline, which is home to thousands of marine birds!

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS YOU'LL VISIT ON THIS ITINERARY

This Galapagos itinerary has been designed to guarantee the best wildlife-viewing opportunities at several of the most gorgeous landscapes in the archipelago.

DAY BY DAY

Baltra Island
You will land in Baltra Island by plane in the morning and then take a guided transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise. First, an introductory briefing onboard and then enjoy a delicious lunch.

Las Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)
The lagoons at this beach serve as the feeding grounds of various wading birds. Afterward, we head back aboard for a welcome cocktail and an expedition briefing.

Boat Activity, Galapagos Islands
Boat Trip

Buccaneer Cove
After breakfast, we explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs. Here, we have the chance to go snorkeling or take a ride on a dinghy or glass-bottom boat.

Puerto Egas
After disembarking, you will get to enjoy a swim or snorkel along the rocky shorelines. We can also observe a colony of fur seals.

Santiago Island Northern
Group Of Tourists

Rabida Island
The walk here will bring guests close to Galapagos sea lions, marine iguanas, mockingbirds, yellow warblers, and several species of Darwin’s finches.

Bartolome Island
Today’s afternoon activities begin with a wet landing on the beach. Guests can swim, snorkel, or ride the glass-bottom boat. After returning to the ship, we hike to the top of this island with a fantastic view.

Couple At Rabida Island
Couple At Rabida Island

Prince Philip’s Steps
The morning starts with a climb up a flight of stairs. Once there, you can walk along and spot Nazca boobies, red-footed boobies, great frigatebirds, and storm petrels.

Darwin Bay
In the afternoon, we land at this beautiful beach to enjoy some swimming and/or snorkeling. Following this, we will walk and observe frigatebirds, red-footed and Nazca boobies, finches, and mockingbirds.

Sea Lion, Genovesa Island Northern
Sea Lion

Following a dry landing and a bus ride to the Highlands, guests experience giant tortoises roaming in the wild. These include dense forests of Galapagos daisies, orchids, and several endemic land birds.

Baltra Airport
We will take a transfer vehicle to Baltra airport and say farewell to the Galapagos Islands!

Tortoise, Santa Cruz Island
Giant Tortoise

NORTHERN GALAPAGOS ITINERARY MAP

Santa Cruz Cruise Northern Itinerary
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ICONIC GALAPAGOS SPECIES YOU'LL SEE

  • Blue-footed Boobies
  • Red-footed Boobies
  • Nazca Boobies
  • American Flamingos
  • Great & Magnificent Frigatebirds
  • Galapagos Fur Seal
  • Galapagos Hawks
  • Land Iguanas
  • Marine Iguanas
  • Galapagos Penguins
  • Galapagos Sea Lions
  • Galapagos Giant Tortoises
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
Land Iguana
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CABINS & SAILING DATES

Fit for every type of traveler, our comfortable and impeccably clean cabins all come with large picture-windows that illuminate their interior, allowing guests to take in the views while providing an elegant and private relaxation space after a day of active exploring.

A total of 50 cabins for 90 guests, 36 of which can be interconnected, offer flexibility for larger groups of guests and families.

DARWIN SUITE
explorer cabin
explorer family cabin
voyager cabin
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GET INSPIRED:
NORTHERN GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND

Visited on days one and five.

While it is home to one of the largest human populations in the Galapagos, the first part of this tour will see you on the far side of the island enjoying beautiful and isolated Las Bachas Beach and its wildlife. The final day of this itinerary, on the other hand, will give you the chance to savor a bit of the laidback island life as well as its lush highlands — home to giant tortoises

SANTIAGO ISLAND

Visited on day two.

Beautifully rugged, with a well-eroded coastline consisting of tuff stone layers and lava flows, Santiago delights not only with its vistas but a substantial bit of human history, too. Here you’ll learn about the salt mine that once existed on the island, followed by the chance to take a dip in the waters and swim alongside sea lions, sea turtles, and reef sharks!

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