Conceived for operations in remote areas, our state-of-the-art expedition vessel evinces the perfect infrastructure for Galápagos 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 Galápagos cruise experience.
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From top to bottom, the Santa Cruz II features ample, indulgent spaces. Modern, generous social areas laid out with choice contemporary materials feature prominently on four of its five decks. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around.
From dining areas indoors and out, the fitness room and Jacuzzis to the elegant bar and lounge, not to forget the well-stocked library, the ship is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity. Luxury ratios of crew and guides to passengers guarantee quality individual attention.
A glass bottom boat gives guests a fantastic alternative to snorkeling. Pangas (dinghies) and kayaks take explorers to shores and along the spectacular volcanic coasts. And after dark, Naturalists will delight guests by opening up the special ecuatorial skies, famous for showing constellations from both hemispheres.
Built in: 2002
Refurbished in: 2015
Gross tonnage: 2664
Length: 71.8 mts (235 feet)
Beam: 13.4 mts (43 feet)
Speed: cruise speed 10.5 knots
Life Jackets: In each cabin
Life Rafts: 14 (27 passengers each)
Landing Boats: 6
Guides: 8 (Includes Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio: 3 to 2
Medical Officer: Permanently on board
5-days Galapagos Itinerary – Eastern Islands
AM Arrival at San Cristóbal airport
PM San Cristóbal: Punta Pitt: walk, panga ride
AM Santa Fe: Walk, snorkeling, panga ride and glass bottom boat
PM South Plaza: Walk
AM Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Research Station: walk
PM Santa Cruz: multisport and other activities available such as: sea kayak, hikes, mountain bike, experience sustainable agriculture