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Santa Cruz Island (Isla Santa Cruz) Tours and Tickets

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Santa Cruz is easily the most central island for Galapagos visitors. One of only four islands where visitors are allowed to stay the night, the island can serve as the perfect home base from which to explore the archipelago. In addition to being the most cosmopolitan, Santa Cruz also offers beautiful beaches and wildlife, plus the Charles Darwin Research Station is located here.

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Bartolome Island Full-Day Tour: Snorkeling & Hiking Trip

Bartolome Island Full-Day Tour: Snorkeling & Hiking Trip

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Explore the iconic area of Bartolome Island on a full-day tour from Puerto Ayora. This volcanic island is rich in biodiversity both on land and underwater. Take in the beautiful landscapes from the viewpoint at the top of the island and discover the abundant marine life with a snorkeling excursion. Enjoy a boxed lunch and listen to informative commentary from your guide throughout the day.
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  • 10 hours
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$389.00
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$389.00

Galapagos Intensive 5 days, land base (3Islands) Excludes galapagos flight

Galapagos Intensive 5 days, land base (3Islands) Excludes galapagos flight

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Great tour, Galapagos Natural Life direct tour operator had designed this tour in order to know the better places to see widlife in Galapagos Island, 5 days with 3 islands, you Will se the most representative animals in Galapagos islans as Giant tortoise, blue footed booby , penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, corral sharks, flamingos, darwin finches and more, we included in our Budget tourist class accommodation but you can ask for upgrade to superior or firts class accommodation, we can open new departures any day with minimun one passenger, our rates doesn't include galapagos flight
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  • 5 days
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$1,323.00
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$1,323.00

7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

7-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

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This is the perfect way to explore the highlights of the Galapagos Islands on a budget. Enjoy the convenience of having several key components of your trip sorted for you before you arrive—including hotel accommodation, transportation, watersport equipment hire, and select meals. During the week, visit the Isabella Islands, go snorkeling at Los Tuneles Cabo Rosa, go kayaking at Puerto Villamil, and look out for lots of local wildlife—including giant Galapagos tortoises, white reef sharks, and sea lions.
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  • 7 days
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$1,825.00
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$1,825.00

Transfer Airport-hotel in Galapagos Santa Cruz with visit to Giant Tortoises

Transfer Airport-hotel in Galapagos Santa Cruz with visit to Giant Tortoises

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Optimize your time in Galapagos! By visiting the giant tortoise reserve and lava tunnels upon arrival you can save time and use it for other activities. Normally the transfer from the airport is direct and non-stop, the next day they take you back to the upper part of the island to visit the turtles and tunnels, which makes you lose a day in Galapagos. With us you win a day as you visit these attractions upon arrival.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00
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5-Day Galapagos Luxury: Santa Cruz, Isabela, with Local Flight and Snorkeling

5-Day Galapagos Luxury: Santa Cruz, Isabela, with Local Flight and Snorkeling

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This 5 day Luxe Galapagos Island Hopping program is full of relaxation, wildlife spotting and snorkeling. During the tour you will stay in luxury hotels and do the best tours available on the Galapagos islands. You will stay on two different islands; Santa Cruz and Isabela. You will see sea lions, giant tortoises, sharks, rays, blue footed boobies and if you’re lucky even more wildlife. From Santa Cruz you will do a one day tour where you will visit another uninhabited island. There are four islands that you can visit, which one you go that day depends on the availability. The islands are Bartolome, Santa Fe, South Plazas, or North Seymour.
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  • 5 days
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$2,322.00
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$2,322.00
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7 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

7 Day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget

This 7-day Galapagos Island Hopping Budget tour shows you the best of Santa Cruz & Isabela islands. You will have different (day) on Galapagos Island Hopping Budget trips by boat, or by car. You will probably see blue-footed boobies, sea lions, flamingos, and tortoises. In these 7 days, you will be amazed by all the beauty the Galapagos Islands have to offer, making it a perfect Galapagos holiday! ***Conditions: Inspiring Ecuador reserve all rights to modify the itinerary according to availability and convenience. 
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  • 7 days
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$1,359.00
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$1,359.00

Seymour North Island & Las Bachas Full-Day Tour

Seymour North Island & Las Bachas Full-Day Tour

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The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, but you don’t have to take a pricey multi-day tour to experience Ecuador’s wildlife haven. Discover Seymour North Island on this full-day tour from Santa Cruz and marvel at blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and other wildlife. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$342.86
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$342.86

Half Day Bay Tour in Santa Cruz Island

Half Day Bay Tour in Santa Cruz Island

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Spend a few hours exploring the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz on this half-day tour. Sail to La Loberia where you can swim with sea lions who call the area home. Then, it’s off to Punta Estrada to observe birds like blue-footed boobies and pelicans. Finally, visit Playa de Los Dogs to see a large number of iguanas that live in volcanic landscapes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.00
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$63.00

The Giant Tortoise Experience | Lava Tubes + Los Gemelos (Shared Tour)

The Giant Tortoise Experience | Lava Tubes + Los Gemelos (Shared Tour)

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With so much to  do on the Santa Cruz, it can be overwhelming to organize everything on your own. Make one of your adventures completely stress-free with a 3-hour afternoon tour to three of the island's top sights. Along with your naturalist guide, visit the Los Gremelos volcanic formations and get cozy with local wildlife at the Giant Tortoise Wildlife Reserve. Finally, have your camera ready for a jaunt through a lava tube.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.85
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$103.85

Full Day Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay

Full Day Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay

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Visit Bartolome Island and for a day of hiking and snorkeling with this small-group tour from Puerto Ayora. You'll take a hike up to the volcanic top of the island to take in great views of the surrounding area before continuing to Playa Dorada, known for its resident penguins. While at the beach, you'll get the chance to snorkel in the waters of Sullivan Bay before returning to Puerto Ayora.
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  • 8 hours
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$394.00
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$394.00

Santa Cruz Explorer 4D - 3N

Santa Cruz Explorer 4D - 3N

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Referred to as the “Enchanted Islands,” the Galapagos Islands, situated off the coast of Ecuador, boast thrilling adventures as well as relaxation. On this 3-night excursion, head to Santa Cruz from the Baltra Airport. Positioned at the center of the archipelago, it features rich flora and fauna along with rugged landscapes and dense forests. Here, you’ll witness the breeding process of the tortoises. Also visit Tortuga Beach where you can catch glimpses of animal and plant species, including the lava lizards, finches, and others.
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  • 4 days
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$531.43
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5-Day All-Inclusive Galapagos: Isabela and Santa Cruz Island

5-Day All-Inclusive Galapagos: Isabela and Santa Cruz Island

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Focus on two of the most biodiverse and beautiful Galapagos Islands on a 5-day all-inclusive tour of Isabela Island and Santa Cruz Island from Isla Baltra. Ideal for lovers of nature, you’ll visit Galapagos highlights such as the Sierra Negra Volcano, the Charles Darwin Research Station, and Concha Perla, where you’ll spend the day snorkeling with sea lions and turtles. Accommodation, meals, and all guided excursions are included, in addition to pickup and drop-off at Baltra Airport.
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  • 5 days
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$1,105.78
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$1,105.78
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6-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

6-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

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Your time on the Galapagos Islands is precious. Make the most of it with a comprehensive 6-day tour. Beginning on your arrival, all transportation, accommodation, and most meals are included, which allows you to relax and focus on the wildlife. Your days are packed with adventure and exciting activities, such as penguin watching on Las Tintoreras and snorkeling Los Tuneles. Evenings are your own to explore independently and have a quiet dinner out.
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  • 6 days
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$1,605.00
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$1,605.00

North Seymour Day Trip Galapagos: Snorkeling & Hiking Trip

North Seymour Day Trip Galapagos: Snorkeling & Hiking Trip

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Visit an uninhabited island in the Galapagos for an exciting snorkeling and hiking adventure from Santa Cruz Island. This small-group tour, limited to four adventure seekers, visits North Seymour Island which is home to a number of Galapagoan birds and a colony of sea lions. Hike around the island and then strap on the provided snorkel gear to discover underwater species.
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  • 9 hours
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$387.83
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$387.83

Santa Fe Galapagos Snorkeling Day Trip plus Playa Escondida - Includes Lunch

Santa Fe Galapagos Snorkeling Day Trip plus Playa Escondida - Includes Lunch

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Discover the unique marine life of the Galapagos islands on this full-day, small-group snorkeling trip to Santa Fe Island and Playa Escondida. Climb aboard your vessel from Santa Cruise which takes you to Santa Fe Island. After snorkeling with schools of fish, sea lions, and more, you’ll enjoy a lunch of your choosing onboard the boat. Finally, explore or relax on the remote Playa Escondida.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$230.00
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$230.00

Private Tour:Charles Darwin Station & Tortuga Bay Beach Full-day Lunch included

Private Tour:Charles Darwin Station & Tortuga Bay Beach Full-day Lunch included

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Explore the island of Santa Cruz during your time in the Galapagos on this full-day excursion. Join your dedicated guide for a walk from Puerto Ayora to Tortuga Bay, where you can relax on the beach and visit the marine iguana sanctuary. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the geology, climate, natural history, and conservation of the Galapagos Islands.
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  • 8 hours
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$199.00
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$199.00
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Galapagos Enchanting (5 Days)

Galapagos Enchanting (5 Days)

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Discover the natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands during this 5-day tour. Visit three different islands to hike, take photographs, and learn about the local ecosystem from naturalist guides. Explore Flamingo Lagoon on Isabela Island and go snorkeling at Las Tintoreras. See a range of wildlife including tortoises, sea lions, and rays.
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  • 5 days
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$988.00
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$988.00
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8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

8-Day Galapagos Island Hopping Tour: Land Tour Including 4 Islands

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Each island in the Galapagos archipelago offers its own wildlife viewing opportunities and natural landscapes. Witness the diversity of the islands firsthand with this multi-day island hopping tour to San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela Islands where you can observe wildlife at close range. Everything’s included, giving you the freedom to immerse yourself in the experience.
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  • 8 days
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$2,165.00
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$2,165.00
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Santa Cruz Highlands Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

Santa Cruz Highlands Private Tour with a Licensed Guide

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We are offering you a wonderful experience at the Highlands of Santa Cruz, providing you all the information about the Giant Tortoises free in the wild, you will be able to take photos with them just 2 meters away. Our services include a certified naturalist guide spanish or english, transportation, entrance fee to the Ranch, rubber boats, coffee and tea.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$270.00
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$270.00

Day Trip to Isabela Island and Tintoreras in Galápagos

Day Trip to Isabela Island and Tintoreras in Galápagos

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We start this experience in Puerto Ayora, then we take a speed boat to go to Isabela Island to see native animals such as land turtles, flamingos and zarapitos, along with much flora and fauna. Visit the Concha Perla Beach, where visitors can swim and snorkel with tropical fish, penguins and turtles.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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Bay Tour in Santa Cruz - Galapagos Islands

Bay Tour in Santa Cruz - Galapagos Islands

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Santa Cruz may not be the largest island in the Galapagos, but this petite island still boasts plenty to explore. See its famous beaches, rock formations, and maybe even some of its native wild animals in their natural habitat on this tour, which is limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer and includes hotel pickup.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Transfer from Santa Cruz Island to Isabela Island

Transfer from Santa Cruz Island to Isabela Island

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Don’t waste any of your limited time on the Galapagos Islands dragging your luggage around or waiting hours on end for a free spot on a boat.  Maximize your time with easy and efficient transfer from Santa Cruz to Isabela Island. Comfortable transportation picks you up from your Puerto Ayora hotel and delivers you and your bags to the port, where you’ll take a shared cruise to Isabela Island.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.60
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4-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

4-day Galapagos on a Budget Experience

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A once-in-a-lifetime trip to Galapagos doesn’t have to break the bank—experience the world-renowned biodiversity of the islands on a budget on this 4-day trip that makes your money go further. Your guide takes care of arranging budget-friendly hotels, meals, and transfers, so that you can simply enjoy spotting sea lions, blue-footed boobies, giant tortoises, and more.
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  • 4 days
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$1,155.00
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Transfer from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island

Transfer from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island

We offer maritime transportation between island from Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island. This is the best way to do it.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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