Santa Cruz II

The Santa Cruz II cruise is a large, modern, and purpose-built ship for adventurous travel to remote places.

With only 50 cabins spread over 5 decks, she’s one of the top 5 vessels in the region for passenger space, and this means you can have all the modern amenities of a larger boat and yet still have an intimate and personal adventure. With a 3:2 guest to crew ratio and an enviable reputation for superb food, you’ll experience the very best levels of service on board.

This also extends to your excursions, where the Santa Cruz II cruise typically takes guests in groups of 11 or 12 per naturalist guide, rather than the Galápagos standard of 16. On Santa Cruz II you simply get more of everything.

Known by many as “The Champion of the Galápagos”, Santa Cruz II cruise has become a world-famous leader in sustainability efforts, and it is celebrated by many for its low guest-to-guide ratio, sleek design, and amazing dedication to sustainability.

Fitting a max total of 90 guests in 50 comfortable cabins across its three decks, guests can choose from luxuriously appointed single, double and triple cabins and are guaranteed the full attention of its highly competent and experienced naturalist guides, all led by expedition leaders who are world-famous as some of the most talented and qualified experts in the entire archipelago.

A variety of luxury room options are available, from single, double, twin, family rooms, or large suites. A cruise aboard the Santa Cruz II is as active as you want it to be, with several levels of excursions offered each day. The Santa Cruz II takes guests on two 5-day cruises and one 6-day cruise itineraries in the northern, eastern and western side, which can be combined in various ways to create extended 9-, 10- or 15-day cruises.

Each marine and land expedition will be accompanied by seven exceptionally knowledgeable guides plus an expedition leader in charge of making the most of each day’s outings.

Puerto Ayora, EC
3:02 am,
temperature icon 23°C
Humidity 87 %
Wind Gust: 11 mph

Tour Plan

  • Monday – Baltra Airport / Santa Cruz Island – Las Bachas Beach
  • Tuesday – Santiago Island – Buccaneer Cove – Egas Port
  • Wednesday – Rabida Island – Red Beach / Bartolome Island
  • Thursday – Genovesa Island – Prince Philip’s – Darwin Bay
  • Friday – Santa Cruz Island – Giant Turtles Breeding Center / Baltra Airport
  • Friday – Baltra Airport / Mosquera Islet
  • Saturday – San Cristobal Island – Baquerizo Moreno Port – Punta Pitt
  • Sunday – Santa Fe Island / South Plaza
  • Monday – Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Station – Highlands
  • Tuesday – Espanola Island – Suarez Point / Gardner Bay – Osborn Islets
  • Wednesday – Santa Cruz Island – Eden Islet / North Seymour Island
  • Thursday – Baltra Airport
  • Thursday – Baltra Airport / Santa Cruz Island – Dragon Hill
  • Friday – Isabela Island – Vicente Roca Point / Fernandina Island – Espinoza Point
  • Saturday – Santa Cruz Island – Charles Darwin Station – Highlands
  • Sunday – Floreana Island – Baroness Lookout – Post Office Bay / Cormorant Point – Champion Islet 
  • Monday – Baltra Airport


 Cruise Vessel
on 2011
 72.35 mt. / 237.3 ft.
 11.85 mt. / 38.86 ft.
 90 passengers
 52 crew members plus 6 Naturalist Multilingual guides
 13 knots
Monday, Thursday, Friday
Hiking, Snorkeling, Dinghy Rides, Swimming, glass bottom boat

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