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Marine life around Santa Cruz includes sea turtles, sharks and rays, and there are also healthy populations of tortoises, land and marine iguanas and birds on land.

The island is home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre. Nearby Seymour supports the largest colony of magnificent frigatebirds, while North Seymour is home to blue-footed boobies, swallowtailed gulls, sealions and marine iguanas.

The tiny island of Baltra is one of the two airports in the islands.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: marine iguana, Galapagos giant tortoise, white-tip reef shark, Galapagos shark

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Galapagos Islands Dive Adventure

Discover the Galapagos Islands on this nine night adventure, staying at comfortable lodges on Santa Cruz and Isabela. Diving highlights include rays, sharks and sea lions, before getting up close to giant tortoises on land.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,275 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Galapagos Liveaboard

Exclusive departures in 2018 & 2019

The Galapagos Islands are a must for all experienced divers. Encounter silky, Galapagos, hammerhead and whale sharks from the comfort of a liveaboard, and come face to face with unique wildlife topside.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard Group trip
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel

Located on the island of Santa Cruz, this luxurious eco-friendly lodge affords a unique position overlooking Academy Bay and the local red mangrove forest. A great spot for wildlife encounters.

Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Galapagos Sky

This luxurious 30 metre liveaboard offers week long itineraries in the Galapagos. Diving highlights include sharks, rays and dolphins around the Wolf and Darwin Islands, as well as several land excursions.