Santa Cruz II Galapagos Vessel

The new boat will sleep 90 guests in 50 contemporary designed cabins across three decks. Guests can choose from luxuriously appointed single, double and triple cabins, or opt for one of the three even more exclusive Darwin Suites, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck, where guests will receive elevated service and carefully refined extras such as a take-home Galapagos coffee table book, a tablet loan for each cabin, complimentary drinks and VIP lounge access at the Galapagos Islands airport.

While aboard the new Santa Cruz II, guests can relax in the beautifully designed communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a well-stocked library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Eastern

Day Itinerary
Sat am: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island)
pm: Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
Sun am: Santa Fe
pm: South Plaza
Mon am: Charles Darwin Research Station
pm: Optional activities (Santa Cruz)
Tue am: Punta Suárez (Española island)
pm: Gardner Bay (Española Island)
Wed
am: Baltra Airport

6 DAYS / 5 Western

Day Itinerary
Wed am: Baltra Island
pm: North Seymour Island
Thu am: Punta Vicente Roca (Albermarle Point, Isabela Island)
pm: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Fri am: Tagus Cove (Isabela Island)
pm: Urbina Bay (Isabela Island)
Sat am: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station
pm: Optional activities (Santa Cruz Island)
Sun am: Post office Bay and Baroness's Tower (Floreana (Island)
pm: Champion Islet & Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Mon
am: Baltra Island

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS Northern

Day Itinerary
Mon am: Baltra Island
pm: Las Bachas (Santa Cruz II Island)
Tue am: Buccaneer Cove
pm: Puerto Egas
Wed am: Red Beach (Rábida Island)
pm: Bartolomé Island
Thu am: Prince Philip's Steps (Genovesa Island)
pm: Darwin Bay (Genovesa Island)
Fri
am: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island)

M/V Santa Cruz II
NORTHERN
MON / FRI
5D/4N
WESTERN
WED / MON

6D/5N
EASTERN
SAT/WED

5D / 4N
Horizon Deck Family Explorer (2)
$3,388
$4,235
$3,388
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin (23)
$3,604
$4,505
$3,604
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin (2)
$4,156
$5,195
$4,156
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin (17)
$3,748
$4,685
$3,748
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin (3)
$3,860
$4,825
$3,860
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite (3)
$4,372
$5,465
$4,372

Sky Deck

Horizon Deck

Panorama Deck

Expedition Deck

Ocean Deck


Specifications

Refurbishment:
  • 2015
Construction:
  • 2002
Gross Tonnage:
  • 2664 tonnes
Passenger Space Ratio:
  • 29.6
Type of Vessel:
  • Expedition Vessel
Capacity:
  • 90 guests / 50 cabins
Length:
  • 71.8 metres/235 feet
Beam:
  • 13.4 metres/43 feet
Speed:
  • 10.5 knots
Electricity:
  • 440 V - 220 V - 110 V throughout ship
Engines:
  • 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 - MO of 850 HP each
Fire Detector:
  • Fire detectors throughout
Life Jackets:
  • In each cabin
Life Rafts:
  • 14 (27 passengers each)
Landing Boats:
  • 6
Decks:
  • 5
Crew:
  • 50
Naturalist Guides:
  • 8 (Includes Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio:
  • 3 to 2
Medical Officer:
  • Permanently on board
Certifications:
  • ABS
  • SOLAS
  • ISM by resolution IMO A788 (19)

Inclusions:

  • Accommodations
  • all meals
  • island sightseeing
  • naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish (guiding in other languages upon request for groups larger than 10 guests: German, French, Italian)
  • snorkeling gear
  • luggage handling
  • medical care on board (but not the cost of medication)
  • taxes and transfers in the islands.
  • Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.

Exclusions:

  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate US$ 15 + VAT per guest for 5- or 6-day expeditions
  • Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice)
  • Galápagos 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 beverage, gratuities, laundry or valet services, gifts and additional items.
  • Internet / Wi-Fi ***

Important Observations

  • During Peak Season dates, Metropolitan Touring reserves the right to prioritise reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
  • EQ Touring reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Regardless the number of cabins occupied, the ship’s authorized maximum operating capacity cannot exceed 90 guests.
  • EQ Touring guarantees air space.
  • Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, Galápagos Park regulations or operational reasons.
  • All rates are subject to change. If fuel prices increase, additional charges may apply.

(See POLICIES for booking, payment and cancellation policies for FITs and GROUPS)

During Peak Season: Dec 21-25 / Dec 23-29 / Dec 28-Jan 1 / Dec 30-Jan 4 / Jan 1-5*

  • There will be a surcharge of US$ 150 per adult and US$ 110 per child
  • No discounts apply
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Children policy does not apply during high season

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare).
  • Minimum age 6 years old
  • Children's policy does not apply on especific dates.