Luxury Class

Santa Cruz II

Galapagos Cruise

Conceived for operations in remote areas, this state-of-the-art expedition vessel evinces the perfect infrastructure for Galapagos exploration. Carrying its crew’s heritage of decades of experience working in the islands and just over 70 meters long, the generous, five-deck craft holds 50 cabins for 90 guests and features ample, luxury-sized social areas indoors and out that allow guests to make the most of their Galapagos cruise experience.

Class: Luxury Class
Passengers: 90
Cabins: 43 double Explorer Cabins that can be converted into twin and matrimonial cabins, 2 triple Explorer Family Cabins, 2 single Voyager Cabins and 3 Darwin Suites. Many cabins can be connected for traveling families or groups. All cabins with private bathroom, hot water and air-conditioning.
Features: Restaurant, bar, lounge areas, library, terrace, sundeck, jacuzzi, fitness room, gift shop
Departures: Monday, Thursday & Friday

Itinerary

Itinerary Northern Islands – 5D/4N  (Monday to Friday)
Monday AM Baltra airport
PM Las Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz)
Tuesday AM Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)
PM Puerto Egas (Santiago)
Wednesday AM Red Beach (Rabida)
PM Bartolome
Thursday AM Prince Phillip’s Steps (Genovesa)
PM Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Friday AM Tortoise Reserve
PM Baltra airport
Itinerary Eastern Islands – 7D/6N  (Friday to Thursday)
Friday AM Baltra airport
PM Mosquera
Saturday AM Tortoise Breeding Center (San Cristobal)
PM Punta Pitt
Sunday AM Santa Fe
PM South Plaza
Monday AM Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
PM Optional activities
Tuesday AM Punta Suarez (Española)
PM Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet (Española)
Wednesday AM Eden Islet
PM North Seymour
Thursday Baltra airport
Itinerary Western Islands – 5D/4N  (Thursday to Monday)
Thursday AM Baltra airport
PM Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Friday AM Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela)
PM Punta Espinoza (Fernandina)
Saturday AM Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
PM Optional activities
Sunday AM Baroness Viewpoint / Post Office Bay (Floreana)
PM Punta Cormorant / Champion Islet (Floreana)
Monday Baltra airport

Price

Please contact us for prices of this cruise.

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Meals from lunch on the first day until breakfast on the last day
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Water, coffee and tea

Not included

  • Flight Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil (around $500 p.p.)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 p.p.)
  • Migration Control Card ($20 p.p.)
  • Other drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Please ask your travel agent whether the following is included with this cruise:

  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Wet suit
  • Isabela dock fee ($10 p.p. – only if itinerary includes Puerto Villamil)​

Travel style

This is a Shared Tour / Group Tour. This means that there will be other people on this cruise besides yourself (or your travel party).

Departures

Please contact us for the current availability for this cruise.

Meeting point

Most cruise operators will pick up from the airport on Galapagos, except for a few that don’t include the airport transfers. Depending on the exact itinerary you will have to fly into Baltra airport (GPS) or San Cristobal airport (SCY) on the first day of the cruise. Ask you travel agent about the exact meeting point for your cruise.

Flights

In most cases the cruise operator will arrange your flights (between the Ecuadorian mainland and the Galapagos) for you. In case you buy your own flights, a penalty fee may apply, unless stated otherwise by the cruise operator. You can read more about this in our Frequently Asked Questions about Galapagos. Ask your travel agent about the flight policy of this cruise.

What to bring?

  • Passport
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or lightweight scarf
  • Layered clothing
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellent

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