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Santa Cruz Island
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Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island is located in the Galapagos Archipelago of Ecuador, roughly 600 km from the mainland. It is the second largest of the Galapagos Islands and the most visited by tourists. Santa Cruz is known for its stunning landscapes, unique wildlife, and diverse ecosystems.

The island is home to many species of plants and animals, including giant tortoises, iguanas, sea lions, and a variety of birds. The island is also known for its beautiful beaches, including Tortuga Bay, which is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Santa Cruz Island is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, a scientific research center dedicated to the conservation of the Galapagos Islands. The research station is also home to a breeding center for giant tortoises, where visitors can observe these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

Santa Cruz Island has a rich and fascinating history. In the 19th century, the island was a major center of the whaling industry. During World War II, the US Navy established a base on the island to protect the Panama Canal. In 1959, the Galapagos Islands were declared a National Park, and in 1978, the Galapagos Islands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Today, Santa Cruz Island is a popular destination for tourists, offering a unique and unforgettable experience. From its stunning landscapes to its unique wildlife, the island has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure-filled exploration of the Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz Island is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Santa Cruz Island

1. Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station: Explore the grounds and learn about the conservation efforts of the Galapagos Islands.

2. Take a Hike: Take a guided hike around Santa Cruz Island and explore the unique flora and fauna of the area.

3. Visit the Tortoise Breeding Center: Learn about the giant tortoises and see them up close.

4. Visit the Highlands: Explore the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island and take in the stunning views.

5. Visit the Giant Tortoise Reserve: Take a tour of the reserve and see the giant tortoises in their natural habitat.

6. Go Snorkeling: Explore the underwater world of Santa Cruz Island and see the colorful fish and coral.

7. Visit the Beach: Relax on the beach and take in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

8. Visit the Lava Tunnels: Explore the lava tunnels and see the unique geological formations.

9. Visit the Tortuga Bay: Take a walk along the beach and explore the mangrove forests.

10. Go Kayaking: Explore the coastline of Santa Cruz Island and take in the stunning views.

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The climate in Santa Cruz Island

Santa Cruz Island in Ecuador is known for its tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round. The island is located close to the equator, and as such, there is not much variation in temperature between the seasons. Spring (September-November): During the spring, temperatures are mild and warm, with average highs of around 80°F (27°C). Rainfall is low and usually occurs in the form of short showers. Summer (December-February): Summer is the warmest season on the island, with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C). Rainfall is moderate, with showers occurring more frequently. Autumn (March-May): Autumn is the driest season on Santa Cruz Island, with temperatures remaining warm. Average highs range from 80-85°F (27-29°C). Winter (June-August): Winter is the coolest season on the island, with temperatures ranging from 75-80°F (24-27°C). Rainfall is low and usually occurs in the form of short showers.

Cruise weather for Santa Cruz Island

Our weather forecast for Santa Cruz Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 19.5 °C
14.8 m/s
16.2 m/s
36.3 %
24.1 m
82.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:04:49
18:09:58
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 19.9 °C
16.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
50.4 %
24.1 m
84.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:04:54
18:10:04
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 19.7 °C
14.0 m/s
18.0 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
87.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:04:59
18:10:09
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 20.1 °C
14.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
86.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:04
18:10:15
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 22.4 °C
min: 20.1 °C
13.3 m/s
19.4 m/s
50.2 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:08
18:10:19
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 23.3 °C
min: 20 °C
13.3 m/s
16.9 m/s
49.9 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:11
18:10:23
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 19.9 °C
14.0 m/s
16.6 m/s
53.0 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:14
18:10:27
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 20 °C
15.8 m/s
20.2 m/s
49.6 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:17
18:10:30
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 20.1 °C
14.8 m/s
19.1 m/s
62.6 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:18
18:10:32
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 19.8 °C
15.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
45.6 %
24.1 m
84.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:05:19
18:10:34
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 19.5 °C
15.1 m/s
20.2 m/s
11.8 %
23.4 m
84.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:20
18:10:35
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 19.3 °C
15.8 m/s
17.3 m/s
12.4 %
23.7 m
84.1 %
1,014 hPa
06:05:20
18:10:36

Cruises to Santa Cruz Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 11:30 am
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Flora 03:00 pm 06:00 pm
Jul. 19th 2024 Friday, 19th of Jul. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 20th 2024 Saturday, 20th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 21st 2024 Sunday, 21st of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 07:00 am 11:30 am
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2024 Sunday, 28th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 03:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 07:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 10th 2024 Saturday, 10th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2024 Sunday, 11th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 03:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2024 Sunday, 18th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 07:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 11:30 am
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 03:00 pm 06:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 07:00 am 11:30 am
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 Silver Origin 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xploration 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 7th 2024 Saturday, 7th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Flora 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2024 Sunday, 8th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 11:30 am
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Xpedition 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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