Sail aboard the Santa Cruz II and discover every nature lover's dream come to life on the Galápagos Islands.

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 View of Bartolome Island  Travelers snapping a photo of seals   A tortoise and a traveler   Bright Frigate bird  Pair of Blue-footed Boobies  Two Nazca Boobies  Swallow-tailed Gull  Green sea turtle in the Galápagos  Sally Lightfoot crabs  Seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs  Seals basking on the beach  Colorful iguana  Mother and baby seal

Wonders of the Galápagos Islands Voyage

A Voyage Aboard the 90-guest Santa Cruz II

9 days from $4,995

Sail aboard the Santa Cruz II and discover every nature lover's dream come to life on the Galápagos Islands.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Overview

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The Galápagos Islands comprise a mysterious landscape of wonder, beauty, and the most unusual wildlife found anywhere on Earth. Wake up to new vistas each day—cruising to five of the Galápagos Islands made famous by Charles Darwin, now a fascinating World Heritage site—and learn about it in depth from a highly qualified and diverse team of experts.

Highlights Include

  • Unique Wildlife: Watch the antics of Blue-footed Boobies and observe the beauty of Nazca Boobies, flamingos, and Frigate birds. Get up close to sea lions, seals, Sally Lightfoot crabs, iguana, penguins, and giant land tortoises in their native habitat, where Darwin developed his research on evolution.
  • Featured Islands: Cruise through the Bolivar Channel, offering stunning views of the volcanic peaks of Isabela and Fernandina Islands. Your time at seahorse-shaped Isabela features snorkeling along the cliffs and searching the northern shores for wildlife. Then continue to the moon-like landscapes of Fernandina, which showcases one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in the archipelago. On Santa Cruz, learn about efforts to protect the rare giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station, plus enjoy the sparkling white-sand beaches. You’ll also call at Floreana, one of the first islands to be settled by Europeans, as well as Baltra Island.
  • The Santa Cruz II: Sail for four nights aboard our newly refurbished ship, which is outfitted with a fleet of Zodiacs and snorkeling gear. Our vessel is the ideal size for an expedition to the Galápagos—large enough to provide a choice of excursions but also offering an intimate experience.
  • Quito: Enjoy three days in Quito, featuring a tour of the Old City, and take an excursion to the equatorial milestone marker.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)