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

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Galápagos Islands Voyage: A Family Journey

Aboard the 90-guest Santa Cruz II

9 days | Full tour details to be announced soon

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

or Call 855-330-1542

Tour Details

WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

The Smithsonian opens doors to sites that you could not see on your own and to travel with a Smithsonian Journeys expert brings life to the history and romance of the experience.

- Barbara C.

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Overview

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Give your family an adventure that will provide memories to last a lifetime. With your family, learn about Darwin, geology, and unique wildlife—and enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and nature walks—as you visit six of the Galápagos Islands.

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.
  • Family Adventure: Cruise from Baltra Island to San Cristobal, where you'll encounter sea lion colonies and dozens of bird species and reptiles. See prickly pear cacti and scarlet succulents during a nature walk on Santa Fé. At the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island, you'll learn about efforts to protect rare giant tortoises, plus go for a nature walk along white-sand beaches or swim or snorkel in the clear blue waters of Tortuga Bay. Then cruise to Española Island—the southernmost and one of the oldest islands—where you'll see the famous Punta Suarez blowhole spray water nearly 100 feet hight. And on North Seymour, swim, snorkel, or sea kayak off Gardner Bay's picturesque white coral beach and watch Blue-footed Boobie dive into the ocean for prey.

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