Expedition Cruise to the Galápagos Islands

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Departure Dates
14 departures between Jun 2022 and Dec 2022
10 days

Discover the ecological wonders of the Galápagos

  • 11-day expedition cruise that takes in Quito in Ecuador, before joining our small ship MS Santa Cruz II to explore the islands of UNESCO-protected Galápagos.

  • See animal species unique to Galápagos, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas and rare seabirds, on this science-oriented journey of ecological discovery.

  • Kayak, paddleboard or snorkel, and go on landings in small expedition boats, experiencing the stunning habitats of Galápagos, guided by your Expedition Team.

Enchanting Ecuador

Starting in Quito, we'll explore this beautiful UNESCO-listed city and its surroundings, including an active volcano, before setting out for the legendary Galápagos Islands.

Eco-friendly exploration

Your small, stylish expedition ship MS Santa Cruz II is used exclusively to sail around the islands of the Galápagos, taking you closer to its incredible nature and wildlife. Your carbon neutral ship will leave the smallest footprint wherever we go, while your Expedition Team puts safety and sustainability first.

What's Included



Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Day 1

Flight to Quito

Day 2

A cultural tour of Quito

Day 3

Climb Cotopaxi Volcano

Day 4

Your cruise begins

Day 5

San Cristobal's tortoises

Day 6

Santa Fe and South Plaza

Day 7

Explore Santa Cruz Island

Day 8

Dramatic Española

Day 9

Reef life on Eden Islet

Day 10

Back to Baltra Island

Day 11

Arrival in the UK

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Galápagos Islands

Expedition Cruise to the Galápagos Islands