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Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise

Sleek and modern, the Santa Cruz II is ready to send you on an epic exploration of the Galapagos Islands in contemporary-style. Perfect for groups of any size, it’s numerous and large public spaces will give you the ability to enjoy peaceful moments: by yourself or in groups, as you wish. Galapagos land and aquatic activities abound in the form of hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, coastal explorations, and even a glass-bottom boat (for those looking to witness the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands without getting wet)! Exceptional service and exquisite gastronomy await to complement the fascinating journey you’re destined to experience during your Galapagos vacations aboard the Santa Cruz II, be it with family, friends, or on your own!


Cabins on the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise have been designed to offer its guests the perfect space to relax, rest, and unwind after an unforgettable day of exploration. Modern and comfortable layouts will make your time onboard an incredibly enjoyable experience.

Impeccable bathroom aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos


After a day of exploring and discovering the Galapagos, nothing beats unwinding in a cozy and capacious room, with an elegant and ample bathroom to boot!

Discovery Room at our Expedition deck.


In addition to being spacious, all cabins are continuously cleaned and kept tidy throughout the day, making for a pristine piece of paradise on water.

Spacious cabins available aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.


Don’t worry about amenities: our rooms and communal areas come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to feel like this Galapagos cruise truly is your home-away-from-home.


With 5 separate decks, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise is an excellent option for those looking to enjoy the modern and spacious comforts of their Expedition Vessel. Throughout every corridor and area, you’ll find plenty of space to sit back, relax, and enjoy your Galapagos tour.

First class service aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.


Relax, lounge out in the company of others, swap stories, revel in the Galapagos views together, and toast to the enchantment of this spectacular destination.

Facilities aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.


An onboard Hotel Manager, Le Cordon Bleu Gastronomic Director, attentive crew, and suave bartenders all work together to provide you with a superb level service throughout our Galapagos tours.

Social areas aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.


Enjoy the comfort and space of your own cabin or find your own little nook throughout any one of our numerous and spacious decks. Have no fear: there’s a space for everyone on this Galapagos cruise.

Why Travel With Us?

The Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise is a modern Expedition Vessel for the Modern Explorer. It even comes complete with a slew of perks too, including:

Visits not shared with other vessels aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.

Exclusive Island Visits

99% of Galapagos visitor sites are not shared with other vessels. This means that your Galapagos tour will make for a more personal experience.

Multi-guided expeditions in Galapagos.

Small Groups

With an average group size of 11 guests per Galapagos National Park Guide, the Santa Cruz II offers one of the best guide-to-guest ratios in the Galapagos.

Santa Cruz II's itineraries include the most relevant visitor sites.

Great Coverage

The Santa Cruz II has Galapagos tours that balance out the best of what each region of the archipelago has to offer, including the most relevant species and must-see visitor sites.

Galapagos Islands Activities & Wildlife

Santa Cruz II is truly the most complete Galapagos cruise. With multiple guides aboard our vessel, guests have the added advantage of being able to pick and choose from a wide variety of Galapagos National Park approved activities. This allows guests to explore the islands in more ways than just one, balancing their time and exploration in perfect harmony.

Traveler Reviews

Finding it all hard to believe? Don’t just take our word for it – find out what our guests are saying about our Santa Cruz II Galapagos cruise!

excelente la atención. siempre estuvieron pendientes de mi mami y mi tía que son adultos mayores, así también de mis hijas. lo recomiendo pasamos los 5 mejores días el cumpleaños de mi mamita 24 de Julio lo festejamos muy bien!!
Maria Fernanda Rodriguez Saa
Maria Fernanda Rodriguez S.
Amazing life time trip! Excellent accommodations, staff, guides and service. A really great adventure!
Kenneth Cutler
Kenneth C.
Great Experience, excellent Service, TOP Guides... it was a once in a lifetime journey. I couldn't find any negativ point. In my opinion, the Santa Cruz II is the best way to explore the Galapagos Islands. Absolutely loved it. THANKS TO EVERYBODY
Kristin Forstinger
Kristin F.
Excellent service. Great guides. Wonderful tour plan. We enjoyed the time we have spent on the ship and on the islands very much. And thanks for sending the photos and videos
יהודית מילר
יהודית מ.
Had the most wonderful time aboard the Santa Cruz II. The staff were incredible, the food amazing and the Islands stunning. Didn’t want to leave and saving madly to come back. Thank you all for making this a holiday to remember.
Jess Stillwell
Jess S.
El crucero a Galápagos en el Santa Cruz fué fantástico La empresa Metropolitan y el manejo del crucero y de pasajeros está a la altura de las mejores del mundo . Instalaciones de primera con un servicio excelente personas que operan el crucero desde Capitán del barco los meseros, el restaurante ,los guías y hasta los que manejan las pangas y los transbordos a tierra o paseos en el mar son personas excelentes profesionales en sus servicios que le hacen vivir parte de esa maravillosa experiencia de contacto con la naturaleza, también se aprende muchas cosas aparte de sentirse muy seguro Yo estoy feliz de haber elegido pasar con mi familia mi cumpleaños en esta inolvidable experiencia en El Santa Cruz ll. Galápagos es un tesoro de la naturaleza único que debemos preservarlo con todo esfuerzo privado y por parte del gobierno haciendo cumplir las leyes y reglamentos para que así sea . Felicito de una manera especial a METROPOLITAN TOURING Empresa Líder con excelencia en todos sus emprendimientos, por contribuir promocionando el turismo en nuestro país y todo lo que eso implica para el desarrollo . Consuelo Teran de Ribadeneira
Consuelo Teran Wray
Consuelo Teran W.
Incredible, excellent service from staff. The food was out of this world. Gorgeous ocean views the entire trip. One of the best experiences of my life.
Malissa Cadwallader
Malissa C.
We had the greatest time on this cruise. Everything was amazing, the crew were great, the food was excellent and the guides were very professional. There was never a dull moment. This was a once in a lifetime experience, thank you for making it great!
Liat Adi Levi
Liat Adi L.
Hizo de nuestro viaje a las Islas Galápagos una de las experiencias mas inolvidables en nuestra vida matrimonial, excelentes instalaciones, puntualidad, tripulación superando espectativas, comida espectacular, en resumen un servicio inigualable.Gracias por ser parte de nuestras vidas, así mismo agradecer infinitamente a Dayanna de Metropolitan Touring Ecuador y esperamos volver pronto!!!
Juan Nunura Ramos
Juan Nunura R.
Excellent staff and cabins..........great time..........did the 5 day, 4 nights April 2017........plan to return in the future for a longer stay...If you want a great ship and staff book the Santa Cruz II...........
Ricky Smith
Ricky S.
Wow la mejor opción para conocer y disfrutar en Galápagos, gracias por las atenciones a mi familia en especial a mi niña Emma.
Freddy Pila
Freddy P.
Sin lugar a dudas el mejor crucero que hasta hoy he tomado, la naturaleza se disfruta y se vive de forma única. La puntualidad, el servicio a bordo, las excursiones en las islas, sus guías naturalistas, la comida deliciosa y la tripulación con sus detalles y servicio inigualable hacen de esta experiencia una de las mejores de mi vida viajera. Completamente recomendable, si te gusta la naturaleza Galápagos es un imperdible para los que disfrutamos de los animales.
Ivette Peralta
Ivette P.
very good trip every body was excellent I wood not miss it for the world.Eli&yardena
Eli Schreter
Eli S.
Visiting the Galápagos Islands was one of those significant and pivotal lifetime events for me and the staff, crew and naturalists of the Santa Cruz II made it all the more special. They went out of their way to ensure everybody got the most out of every aspect of the cruise and this very special part of the world.
Peter Knight
Peter K.
Breathtaking! Best trip of our lives. Thank you for making every single day so magical!
Karla Sofía
Karla S.
Es un sueño hecho realidad toda la tripulación guías y en especial MARTÍN el fotógrafo demostraron ser muy buenas buenas personas se portaron a la altura tanto como con los extranjeros como con los nacionales y el barco de ensueño que no tiene nada que envidiar a algún barco de afuera los felicito y que sepan que en el Ecuador existe METROPOLITAN TOURING Y EL SANTA CRUZ II Felicidades muchachos.
Eddie Mauricio Garzon
Eddie Mauricio G.
The crew and staff of the Santa Cruz II you were all great fun and work so hard to ensure that every single person enjoyed their time on and off the ship. The cruise was just perfect and surpassed our expectations. I cannot praise it enough it was truly a trip of a lifetime for us both and one that we will remember for the rest of our days! Thank you!
Edna Kennealy
Edna K.
Best regards to the staff at the Santa Cruz II and the Metropolitan Touring Ecuador. Our trip was one of our most memorable to the Galapagos Islands. The time on this beautiful ship could have not been better curated and organized. Thank you and VIVA ECUADOR ! ! Kade, Aven and Stephen Barber - Cabins 119 & 121
Stephen Grisham Barber
Stephen Grisham B.
Thank you to the captain and the crew for a most fantastic trip! Every day was such fun. The cruise was a wonderful learning opportunity and a chance to see so many animals. I was thrilled and only wish I could have stayed longer.
Sophie Friedman
Sophie F.
Our trip to the Galápagos Islands on the Santa Cruz ll was beyond any and all expectations. The staff was phenomenal! All the guides were kind, happy and especially knowledgeable! Our Frigates guide Roberto was of course the best however . I will highly recommend this line and that everyone take this trip of a lifetime. Everything you hear is true!
Denise Greenberg Goldberg
Denise Greenberg G.
Estuve a finales de marzo y fue una experiencia y atención como pocas, excelente
Rafael D Useche Suescun
Rafael D Useche S.
El mejor viaje único y muy hermoso jamás lo olvidaré, fue una exelente manera de conocer Galápagos de esta manera. Gracias!
Dennis Hernán Hidalgo
Dennis Hernán H.
This cruise/tour was exceptional! The staff was very attentive, anticipating our needs before we realized we had one. The tour was very well organized. They kept us very busy, we got to see and do a lot, without feeling overwhelmed. I would highly recommend this trip.
Lynn Ogren
Lynn O.
Hermoso barco, hermosa estadía, con la mejor tripulación y la comida es espectacular
Lenin López
Lenin L.
The best way to get a comprehensive tour of the Galapagos. Very good guides, ship staff and RIB drivers. Make sure you have extra time afterwards to relax in the Galapagos or when returning to Ecuador. The itinerary is not overcrowded, but there is an exceptional amount to see, photograph and film!
John Beech
John B.
Excelente , hermoso crucero volvería sin dudarlo , lo mejor en expedición...!!!
Maggy Salazar
Maggy S.
La mejor experiencia, el mejor lugar para relajarte y disfrutar del paraíso encantado como son las islas Galápagos! Tour interislas lo máximo!
Daniela Bastidas J
Daniela Bastidas J
Excelente experiencia, de seguro repetiré mi viaje a Galápagos en el Santa Cruz
Hiroyoshi Tanaka
Hiroyoshi T.

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