Situated 600 miles from the coast, out in the Pacific Ocean, The Galapagos consist of 13 major islands with many smaller ones. These volcanic islands emerged from the Pacific Ocean around 6 million years ago. The islands are a haven for Giant Tortoises, Marine Iguanas, Blue footed boobies, Albatross and Frigate Birds. The animals here show no fear of man, as they have never experienced man as a threat. There are daily flights from Quito or Guayaquil to Baltra Island, where your trip will commence.
From the cruises on offer, passengers are taken ashore in small groups, and there are opportunities for activities such as walking, snorkelling, swimming, painting, birdwatching and photography. A seven night cruise is recommended, but for those on a tight schedule, a 3 or 4 night cruise is available on the MV Santa Cruz.
We can offer a selection of highly recommended tours, both land and boat-based, from Baltra Island. To view our selection, please follow the Tours link, below.
Alternatively it is possible to stay at the Finch Bay Eco Hotel on Santa Cruz Island.
Galapagos Islands Cruising / Sailing Vessels
MV Santa Cruz
Offering 7, 4 and 3 night cruises, the Santa Cruz was built exclusively for Galapagos Island cruising. This vessel was renovated in 1998 and features a bar and Jacuzzi on the sundeck, with an observation platform for whale and dolphin watching. The 46 cabins include Master Suites, Junior Suites, superior and standard cabins, all of a very high standard for your comfort. All meals and activities included.
MV Santa Cruz 7-Night Cruise Itinerary
Santa Cruz Island, Bartolome Island & Puerto Egas, Darwin Bay, North Seymour Island, Santa Fe Island, Puerto Ayora, San Christobal Island, Punta Suarez & Gardener Bay, Isabella & Fernandina Islands - Please click here for full details of this cruise.
MV Isabela II
This is the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos Islands. There are 21 cabins and all rooms have private bathrooms. There are 3 public decks. The bar and dining room is on the sun deck, with an observation area for whale and dolphin watching, and a Jacuzzi, solarium and a library. The world class chefs on board offer a variety of meals prepared with fresh ingredients. This yacht is designed exclusively for 7 night cruises and features a glass bottomed boat. There are opportunities for snorkelling. All meals and activities included.
Yacht La Pinta
This yacht has a capacity for 40 guests. There are 24 cabins, all of which are similar. The yacht offers 7 night expeditions from Friday to Friday from Baltra. International and local cuisine is cooked to a high standard. The vessel was refurbished in 2007 and features a bar salon, dining room, library, skybar and sundeck, a Jacuzzi and a gymnasium. All meals and activities included