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  • Santa Cruz II

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

Days: 7 & 5 | From: $3,678/per person

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.

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Vessel Information

Accommodations

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

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Itineraries & Pricing

Northern Itinerary (5 days)

Monday
Arrive to Baltra / Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)

Tuesday
Santiago: Buccaneer Cove / Puerto Egas

Wednesday
Rábida / Bartolome

Thursday
Genovesa: Prince Philip Steps / Darwin Bay

Friday
Tortoise Reserve (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

Western Itinerary (5 days)

Thursday
Arrive to Baltra / Cerro Dragon (Santa Cruz)

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

Saturday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Sunday
Floreana: Post Office Bay / Punta Cormorant

Monday
Return to Mainland

Eastern Itinerary (7 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / Mosquera

Saturday
San Cristobal: Cerro Colorado / Punta Pitt

Sunday
Santa Fe / South Plaza

Monday
Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station / Highlands

Tuesday
Española: Punta Suarez / Gardner Bay

Wednesday
Eden Islet (Santa Cruz) / North Seymour

Thursday
Return to Mainland

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Pricing

Trip length: 5 and 6 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 90, in 50 cabins

Prices 2019:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, snorkel equipment

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities, wet suits ($17 per person), holiday surcharge ($195 per adult, $117 per child)

5 Day (per person)7 Day (per person)
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin$3,678$5,372
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin$3,910$5,714
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin$4,510$6,590
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin$4,070$5,942
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin$4,186$6,116
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite$4,742$6,932

Children under 12 years sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off (one child per adult). Minimum age is 6 years old. Children’s discount does not apply during peak season.

Single Supplement: 15% for select Explorer cabins (limited availability), 100% for all other cabins

Charters: Contact us for pricing

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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