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The Highlights of Santa Cruz II

This highly advanced excursion vessel was designed to operate in isolated areas and exhibits the perfect infrastructure for venturing throughout the Galapagos Islands. A culmination of the crew’s decades of involvement in the Galapagos and measuring just over 210 feet, this ample, five-deck vessel has 50 cabins that sleep 90 guests, and includes extensive indoor and outdoor social areas where guests can fully take advantage of their experience in the Galapagos Islands.

Santa Cruz II Galapagos
  • Exclusive island visits: 99% of visitor sites are not shared with other vessels
  • Small groups: On average, approximately 11 guests per guide versus 16 permitted by the National Park authorities
  • Since we have 7 naturalist guides + 1 Expedition Leader, you will have a variety of activities to choose from while travelling on board Santa Cruz II
  • Expedition expertise: Our itineraries, carefully planned by our on-staff specialists, provide the best opportunities to see Galapagos Big15 wildlife on each trip
  • All aquatic activities authorised by the National Park: Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkelling, swimming, and panga-based coastal exploration
  • Privacy: One of the top 5 Guest-Space Ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels (29.6:1) with numerous social areas for private contemplation, educational activities and socializing
  • Separate lecture rooms: Available for simultaneous presentations
  • Flexible accommodation arrangements: 90% of all cabins include convertible beds and 72% of cabins are interconnected
  • Service: A guest/crew ratio of 3:2 provides the basis for an impeccable journey
  • Fine dining: A Le Cordon Bleu-educated gastronomy director
  • Health care: A well-equipped infirmary with a Medical Officer (M.D.) on board (24/7) offering consultations free of charge
  • Onboard Expedition Photo Specialist available to support guests in their search for the best photographic memory of their journey.
  • Environmentally responsible: Modern engine technology for lower fuel consumption, on-board water production (desalination plant) and water treatment plant to reduce each guest’s environmental impact

Facilities & Amenities

  • Bar and Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace / BBQ
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness Room
  • Reading room and natural history library
  • Multiple purpose room
  • Hot tubs (2)
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Satellite telephone
  • PA system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot (intermittent/ low bandwidth connection)
  • 24/7 coffee station (free coffee, tea, and water)
  • Safe deposit box (in cabin)
  • Hair dryer
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Kayaks
  • Pangas (inflatable dinghies for coastal exploration)

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