Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... featuring Santa Cruz II! Join us on this Earth Journeys family travel experience, featuring custom-made film vignettes by BBC Earth natural history experts and, when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Pack your bathing suits, sunscreen, hats and comfortable hiking shoes and prepare to get wet as you set sail for some of the most amazing tropical islands in the world on Tauck Bridges' family Galápagos tour that features a four-night cruise aboard the new expedition ship Santa Cruz II. A treasure trove of unique creatures live above and below the ocean's surface – and with the aid of Go Pro cameras and FLIR® thermal imaging cameras you might be able to view some of their antics. Have you ever seen birds wearing bright red or blue "shoes"? You will during this eco-cruise because the Galápagos is one of their favorite places to kick up their heels. How about prehistoric-looking marine iguanas? Or penguins and sea lions so friendly that they might swim right alongside you in brilliant blue water? Even the crabs are different here, with their bright red and yellow shells that provide quite a contrast to the black-lava rocks of these volcanic islands. Special microphones bring the voices of nature to your ears... thermal imaging cameras bring the nighttime world "to light"... learn from Galápagos naturalists who travel with you... take walks on lave terrains... travel ashore via pangas... swim and snorkel... And much more!