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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 on this seven night adventure. Based 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: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,765 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 £5,745 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Red Mangrove Floreana Lodge

Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra, on the island of Floreana, Red Mangrove offers fantastic opportunities for diving and snorkelling, and is the perfect location to observe sea lions in their natural environment.

Red Mangrove Santa Cruz Divers Lodge

Located on the peaceful island of Santa Cruz, this charming lodge was lovingly built from lava rock and recycled ceramics, and offers nine en suite rooms, with the choice of internal, garden or balcony view.

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.