Santa Cruz Tours and Activities
"Tortuga Crossing" Ecological Reserve The Giant Tortuise is the symbol of the Galapagos Islands. This 12 hectar ranch was part of the much larger farm which was dedcated to livestock farming. The Arias Family who own the "El Chato" ranch have dedicated over 20 years to promoting tourism in this area of Santa Cruz. They have worked to turn the environment from farm land to a natural habitat that favors to Giant Tortoises.
Our guide will pick you from your hotel in Puerto Ayora and lead to the main pier. The sailing to Santa Fe will take two hours. In this island you will find an endemic land iguana that lives only in this place, sea lions in white sand beach resting waiting for pictures, they pose to your cameras. You will get into a giant cactus forest while the Galapagos hawk overfly in the light blue sky. Crabs, nocturnal herons, marine iguanas, mockingbirds and Galapagos doves are often seen in Santa Fe Island. It bay offers you this turquoise and crystalline water to swim and snorkel; marine turtles, rays, sea lions, fishes and other marine animals in this rocky reef are unique attractions of this place.
Sail the Cormorant around the Galápagos Islands, for an up-close look at the archipelago's ecology. The Cormorant is a catamaran-style cruise ship, and provides an elegant atmosphere for visitors to the Galápagos to enjoy every aspect of their voyage.
This tour takes you to explore Floreana Island, the island with arguably the most eccentric history in the Galápagos. It has seen its fair share of human activity, beginning with 18th-century whalers. On this tour you’ll see some remnants of that history, as well as plants and animals that are rare even by Galápagos standards—Floreana Island has its very own endemic species of finch called a medium tree finch, to offer just one example.
Go on a diving tour off the coast of Santa Cruz to see sea lions, sharks, seals, eels, sea stars, and bat fish. Pick from three different dives sites — they all have their own thriving populations of rare sea life. You'll find that the water is warmest between November and April.
On the Legend, you'll visit some of the best places in the Galápagos Islands and enjoy utmost comfort during your entire voyage. The Legend is a 100-person, 5-star cruise ship. It has all of the amenities of a larger cruise liner, yet is also structured to provide an intimate, family-style feel.
Take the La Pinta cruise for an enlightening tour of the Galápagos. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the plants and animals from your naturalist guide, as well as from your own observations. And in the meantime, you’ll get to spend your vacation in some of the best accommodations in the Galápagos.