Santa Cruz II Cruise

Known by many as “The Champion of the Galapagos”, Santa Cruz II has become a world-famous leader in sustainability efforts.

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Be the first to visit the Galapagos Islands on the newly redesigned Santa Cruz II. With itineraries created with you in mind in order to see only the best of the best in the Islands, the Santa Cruz II has 3 Galapagos itineraries. On the ship, you can enjoy over 10 areas dedicated to the onboard community with a bar and lounge, gym, hot tubs, solarium, lounge and library, and a gift shop to buy loved ones back home. With a crew of 50 and a ratio of 1:2 per passenger, it is guaranteed that all your needs will be met, even more so with a 24-hour infirmary. Get excited and ready to absorb tons of knowledge on your excursions with only the highest certified guides available in the Galapagos.

Cabins & Suites:

In total there are 50 different accommodations for up to 90 passengers. There are three different decks where accommodations are located, Panorama, Expedition, and Horizon. The types of cabins available are 2 Voyage Single Cabins, 23 Explorer Double Cabins, and 2 Explorer Triple Cabins. In combination to the cabins, there are 36 that interconnect which is a great choice for those who plan on traveling in groups or families. Another great thing about the beds in each cabin is that each one can be converted from twin to double. All accommodations include air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, and plenty of room to enjoy your Galapagos Cruise.

Special Features of the Santa Cruz II:

  • Air Conditioning
  • iPhone Docking Station
  • Excellent Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hot Tubs
  • Gift Shop
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  • Year of construction: 2002 (refurbished on 2015)
  • Type: Expedition Yacht
  • Crew: 50 crew members, 8 Naturalist guides (Includes Expedition Leader), 1 medical officer (permanently on board)
  • Length: 71.8 mts
  • Beam: 13.4 mts
  • Gross tonnage: 2664 tons
  • Capacity: 90 passengers
  • Electricity: 440 V – 220 V – 110 V throughout the ship
  • Main engines: 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 – MO of 850 HP each
  • Max speed: 10.5 knots
  • Certifications: ABS SOLAS ISM by resolution IMO A788 (19)
  • Navigation: 2 Furuno Radars 2 video sounder ADC Gyro compass radars GPS Motion sensor to sound CH28 Sperry Gyrocompass Magnetic Compass
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7 DAYS – East itinerary
FRI Baltra, Mosquera
SAT Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island) cerro colorado. Punta Pitt (San Cristobal Island)
SUN Santa Fe, South Plazas
MON Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island). Santa Cruz Island
TUE Punta Suarez (Española Island) Gardner Bay – Osborn Islet (Española Island)
WED Eden Islet (Santa Cruz Island). North Seymour Island
THU Santa Cruz: Baltra
5 DAYS – North Itinerary
MONDAY AM: Baltra Is: airport and transfer
PM:  Santa Cruz Is: Bachas beach
TUESDAY AM: Santiago Is: Buccaneer´s Cove
PM: Santiago Is: Egas Port
PM: Bartolomé Is.
THURSDAY AM: Genovesa Is: Prince Phillip´s Steps
PM: Genovesa Is: Darwin Bay
FRIDAY AM: Tortoise Reserve – Baltra airport
5 DAYS – west Itinerary
THURSDAY AM: Baltra Island
PM: Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)
FRIDAY AM: Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)
PM: Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
SATURDAY AM: Puerto Ayora and the Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz Island)
PM: Santa Cruz Island
SUNDAY AM: Baroness Tower – Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
PM: Champion Islet – Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
MONDAY AM: Baltra Is: airport and transfer
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