• Santa Cruz II

Santa Cruz II: A newly refurbished 90-passenger luxury boat

Days: 7 & 5 | Contact us for pricing

The Santa Cruz II has 50 cabins accommodating 90 guests. The ship offers large indoor and outdoor social areas, including a library, bar and lounge, barbecue and al fresco dining, and sun deck with Jacuzzi. The ship has multiple lecture areas for nightly activities and seminars. The Santa Cruz II has an average of 11 guests per guide, one of the best guest-to-guide ratios in the islands. Meals are planned by a Cordon Bleu trained gastronomy director. Activities include excursions in the glass-bottomed boat, kayaking, hiking, and snorkeling.

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information


The Santa Cruz II has 3 Darwin Suite Cabins (325 square feet) located on the Panorama Deck, 43 Explorer Double Cabins (163 square feet) located on the Panorama Deck, Expedition Deck, and Horizon Deck, 2 Voyager Single Cabins (127 square feet) located on the Horizon Deck, and 2 Explorer Triple Cabins (192 square feet) located on the Horizon Deck. All beds (except those in the Voyager Single Cabins) can be converted from twins to double.

All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.

Yacht Specifications

Construction: completed in 2002; refurbished in 2015
Type: Expedition Yacht
Length: 235.5 ft. / 71.8 mts.
Beam: 44 ft. / 13.4 mts.
Engines: 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 - MO of 850 HP each
Speed: 10.5 knots
Accommodations: 43 Explorer Double Cabins with private facilities; 2 Voyager Single Cabins with private facilities; 2 Explorer Triple Cabins with private facilities; 3 Darwin Suite Cabins with private facilities
Crew: Captain, 8 Bilingual Naturalist Guides, Medical Officer, plus 50 crew members

Itineraries & Pricing

Northern Itinerary (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

Santiago: Buccaneer Cove / Puerto Egas

Rábida / Bartolome

Genovesa: Prince Philip Steps / Darwin Bay

Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Western Itinerary (5 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)

Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela) / Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Floreana: Post Office Bay / Punta Cormorant

Return to Mainland

Eastern Itinerary (7 days)

Arrive to Baltra / Mosquera

Saturday San Cristobal: Cerro Colorado / Punta Pitt

Santa Fe / South Plaza

Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Eden Islet (Santa Cruz) / North Seymour

Return to Mainland


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Trip length: 5 and 7 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 90, in 50 cabins

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Reviews from this trip

5 stars
  • The Galapagos Crusie on the Santa Cruz II was incredible... The staff on the ship are fantastic and loved how they planned activities for every day- not too much down time, not too much activity.
    Janet Mitchell

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