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Santa Cruz Island Tours & Activities

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Santa Cruz has the largest population of all the Galapagos islands with over 12,000 residents in a handful of villages scattered across the island. It is also home to the largest port, Puerto Ayora, and offers the greatest variety of accommodations, restaurants, recreation and activities. Continue reading below...

Santa Cruz Full and Half Day Tours
Uninhabited Island Day Tours
North Seymour Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Blue Footed Boobie - North Seymour Bartolome Island Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Bartolome Island Panga - Galapagos AlterNATIVE South Plazas Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Land Iguana - South Plazas Island Galapagos Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE
 
Half Day Tours - Guided & Unguided
Charles Darwin Research Station - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Los Gemelos Highlands Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Tortuga Bay Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Las Grietas Swimming - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Garrapatero Beach - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Ithabaca Canal Galapagos Islands marine iguana Galapagos Alternative
 
Custom Charter Tours
Sea Lion Pup-Galapagos AlterNATIVE Nameless Island Playa Palmas Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Santa Fe Island Tour Galapagos AlterNATIVE Playa Escondido Custom Tour - Galapagos AlterNATIVE Custom Galapagos Sport Fishing Tours - Galapagos AlterNATIVE
 

Additional Activities - contact one of our Itinerary Specialists to learn more.

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Snorkeling Bird Watching SCUBA Diving Surfing
 
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Sea Kayaking Mountain Biking Offshore Fishing Cultural/Educational
 

Welcome to our home!!!

Santa Cruz has the largest population of all the Galapagos Islands with over 12,000 residents scattered in small villages across the island. It is also home to the largest port and offers the greatest variety of accommodations, restaurants, recreation and activities.

Puerto Ayora, the largest population center and main port of the islands, has a unique charm. Its streets are busy with pedestrians and the town is the commercial hub of the Galapagos where you can find most of the creature comforts of large mainland cities such as banks, shops, restaurants and the like. In town there is an amazing assortment of local restaurants that feature Ecuadorian as well as International cuisine. Almost everything in Puerto Ayora is within walking distance or a short ride in one of the quaint white pick-up truck taxis found throughout town. Additionally, several fine restaurants and attractions are accessible by water taxi across the bustling Academy Bay harbor. A visit to the Fisherman's market is a must, where you may have to haggle with Sea Lions and Pelicans over the catch of the day.

Galapagos Island Tyme - 15 Seconds of Academy Bay Galapagos Island Tyme - 15 Seconds of Fisherman's Pier

The island of Santa Cruz has a maximum altitude of 864 m (2835 ft). A trip into the highlands allows you to experience another flavor of the local culture. Inhabitants of this lush and fertile area rely on the earth in much the same way that the port city depends on the sea. We welcome you to explore this area and the many hidden treasures it possesses on a Santa Cruz Highlands tour.

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