Exclusive visitor sites for 99% of the itinerary

The best guide-to-guests ratio with 11 guests per guide

Designed to compensate carbon emission

About M/V Santa Cruz II

A cruise ship is an ideal way to explore the Galapagos. The highly advanced Santa Cruz II  is an Expedition Vessel specifically designed to operate in isolated regions, making it the perfect fit for exploring the remote Galapagos Islands. Our state-of-the-art design affords the perfect infrastructure for exploration. Discover the Galapagos the same way the early explorers did, with no other boats in sight! We guarantee exclusive access to the islands so you’ll always feel like the visitor site is there just for you.

With some of the latest advances in sustainable sailing, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise also aims to protect the delicate and beautiful ecosystem that it explores. Modern engine technology economizes fuel consumption and our onboard water desalination and treatment plants protect the waters around the Galapagos. When traveling onboard the Santa Cruz II, your footprint is minimized and your visit becomes part of conservation efforts.

 

General Information
Guests: 90 Itineraries: 5, 7 Days
Decks: 05 Length: 235ft
Cabins: 50 (up to 127 to 325 ft2) Beam: 43ft
Electricity: 110-220 volts Safety certificates: SOLAS 74, ISM, ISPS, MARPOL
Exercise room: Yes Speed: 10,5 knots
Built on: 2002 Crew: 60 members + 8 naturalist guides
Wifi: yes with limitations
DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
Day 1 Monday AM: Baltra airport.

PM: Las Bachas  

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Day 2 Tuesday AM: Buccaneer Cove

PM: Puerto Egas

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Day 3 Wednesday AM: Read Beach

PM: Bartolome

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Day  4 Thursday AM: Prince Phillip’s Steps

PM: Darwin Bay

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Day 5 Friday AM: Tortoise Reserve / Baltra Airport

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
Day 1 Thursday AM: Baltra Airport

PM: Dragon Hill

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Day 2 Friday AM: Punta Vicente Roca

PM: Punta Espinoza

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Day 3 Saturday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station

PM: Optional Activities

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Day  4 Sunday AM: Baroness Tower – Post Office Bay

PM: Punta Cormorant – Champion Islet

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Day  5 Monday AM: Baltra Airport  – B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

DAY DATE SERVICES OVERNIGHT MEALS
Day 1 Friday AM: Baltra Airport

PM: Mosquera Islet

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Day 2 Saturday AM: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Tortoise Breeding Center

PM: Punta Pitt

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Day 3 Sunday AM: Santa Fe

PM: South Plaza Island

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Day  4 Monday AM: Charles Darwin Research Station

PM: Optional Activities

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Day  5 Tuesday AM: Punta Suarez

PM: Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet

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Day 6 Wednesday AM: Eden Islet

PM: North Seymour Island   

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Day 7 Thursday AM: Baltra Airport B

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / BL = Box Lunch / D = Dinner

Per person and in US Dollars

Days Cabin 2021 Rates 2022 Rates
Galapagos 5 Days cruise Horizon Deck Explorer Family $4112 $4276
Horizon Deck Explorer $4376 $4551
Horizon Deck Voyager $5052 $5254
Expedition Deck Explorer $4552 $4734
Panorama Deck Explorer $4684 $4871
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite $5308 $5520
Galapagos 7 Days cruise Horizon Deck Explorer Family $5514 $5735
Horizon Deck Explorer $5868 $6103
Horizon Deck Voyager $6768 $7039
Expedition Deck Explorer $6069 $6340
Panorama Deck Explorer $6282 $6533
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite $7112 $7407
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Children’s policy does not apply during peak season.
  • During Peak Season, Christmas and New Year’s, an extra fee per person applies and discounts do not apply
  • Fuel surcharge is included in the cruise rate. However, restrictions may apply.
  • From Dec 23-27 there will be a surcharge of US$195 per adult and US$117 per child
  • From Dec 27-Jan 02 no discounts apply
  • *Peak season for charter from Charter from Dec 21 to Jan 04

INCLUDED

Accommodation / All meals / Island sightseeing / Naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish only (guiding in other languages – French, Italian – is available upon request for groups larger than 10 guests and for German groups is a minimum of 4 guests) / Snorkeling gear / Luggage handling / Medical care on board (not including the cost of medication) / Taxes / Transfer in the islands / Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dan Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Sheraton, Wyndham) to airport for  flights to/from Galapagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers, we must have guests hotel contact information) /Fuel Surcharge*

*Fuel surcharge is included in the cruise rate. However, restrictions may apply

ADDITIONAL TO CONSIDER

Wet suits available for rent, NET rate US$ + VAT per guest  for  5 or 6-day expeditions / Air transportation to / from Galapagos and airport taxes (Subject to change without previous notice) / Galapagos national Park entrance fee (US$100 subject to change without previous notice* / Migration Control Card (US$20 subject to change without previous notice* / Fuel Surcharge / Alcoholic ** and non-alcoholic beverages / Gratuities / Internet/WiFi*** / gifts and additional items / Travel insurance / gratuites

*At your request, we can include the Galapagos National Park entrance fee. However, please note that, due to administrative and operational reasons, these fees can only be included when guests travel on the operation departure date (even if the departure is with us)

** Please note, we charge guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of $27+taxes.

*** Note: Wi-Fi Internet connection is available on board for an added cost, but due to the Galapagos’ remote location, please be aware that internet connection in intermittent and low bandwidth. Internet fee $40 + taxes.

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Panga boat rides
  • Snorkeling

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