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Our Galapagos Cruise

About the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise

The highly advanced Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise is an Expedition Vessel specifically designed to operate in isolated regions, making it the perfect fit for exploring the remote Galapagos Islands. Measuring just under 72 meters (235 feet), this ample, five-deck vessel has 50 cabins that sleep up to 90 guests and includes extensive indoor and outdoor social areas where guests can fully enjoy the unbeatable splendor of taking a tour throughout the Galapagos Islands. With some of the latest advances in sustainable sailing, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise also aims to protect the delicate and beautiful ecosystem that it explores.

Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise Highlights

Exclusive Galapagos visitor sites are available for the Santa Cruz II Cruise.

EXCLUSIVE ISLAND VISITS

Discover the Galapagos the same way the early explorers did, with no other boats in sight! 99% of the visitor sites we tour and explore are not shared with other vessels.

Multi-guided tours aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.

MULTI-GUIDED

More guides onboard = smaller groups and a greater selection of activities each day. On average, our Expedition Groups consist of 11 guests per guide (far better than the 16 per guide maximum established by the Galapagos National Park).

Sun Deck aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.

PRIVACY & SPACE

One of the top Guest-Space Ratios of all Galapagos cruises (29.6:1), with numerous social areas and decks that allow for quiet contemplation, educational lectures, and socializing.

Exquisite meals aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.

EXQUISITE MEALS

Locally-sourced organic food, a Le Cordon Bleutrained Gastronomy Director, and a wide variety of culinary options that accommodate all diets.

Low environmental footprint aboard Santa Cruz II Cruise.

A LOW-IMPACT CRUISE

Modern engine technology allows for lower fuel consumption. Onboard water desalination and treatment plants help preserve the precious seas of the Galapagos. Recycling waste and efficient energy use are also an integral part of our journeys.

Medical Officer aboard Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise.

SAFE & COMPETENT

Our Galapagos cruise has an onboard Medical Officer (M.D.) and a well-equipped infirmary that’s available 24/7. So don’t worry about a thing, we’re there for you if you need any help!

Santa Cruz II's guests with a Galapagos giant tortoise.
Even if you keep a distance from the wildlife, you'll admire its beauty.
Snorkeling with a ray at Bartolome Island in Galapagos.
The underwater world of Galapagos will always surprise you!
Red-footed booby on Genovesa Island in Galapagos.
The Red-footed booby can be seen on Genovesa, San Cristobal and North Seymour Islands.
Kayaking on Genovesa Island.
Let's explore the archipelago in a kayak!
Galapagos sea lions on Santa Fe Island.
The Galapagos sea lions can be seen with their pups basking under the sun.

Facilities & Amenities