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Conceived for operations in remote areas, the Santa Cruz II  is the perfect ship for stability in the ocean with a very experienced crew to manage operations in and out, catering, cabins, hospitality and view the wildlife that make the Galapagos Islands such a special place on earth.

The M/V Santa Cruz II has a maximum of 90 guests with 4 and 6 night itineraries (that can also be combined), a low guide to guest ratio and guided walks on the islands in small groups, staggered along the narrow trails at times when other vessels are not visiting, so you get a private experience.

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Explorer Cabin

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Darwin Suite

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Santa Cruz II Deck Plan

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Santa Cruz Inspire

Northern Route - 4 nights

Go swimming and snorkelling, get up close to the varied bird-life of the Galapagos and admire its craggy coastline.

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Eastern Route - 6 nights

Observe sea lions, iguanas, boobies, waved albatrosses and many more in the volcanic islands of the Galapagos.

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Western Route - 4 nights

Enjoy intimate wildlife encounters and stunning views as you explore the western side of the archipelago.

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Boat Description

The Santa Cruz II is one of the newest expedition vessels in the Galapagos Islands, built in 2015 with modern technology and style to preserve the islands' delicate ecosystem via the latest in sustainable sailing.

The ship boasts five spacious decks, with modern interiors designed by renowned ship designer Richard Nilsson, created with the ethos of stylish simplicity. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around.  Relax in the beautifully designed, spacious communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a well-stocked library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a state of the art gym. Separate lecture areas allow for simultaneous presentations. There is a medical doctor on board, with a fully equipped infirmary, free of charge.

The meals are created by a cordon bleu team of chefs, with 

WiFi is available on board for a charge, but note that it is only available in the ship's social areas or at designated computer stations. Due to the Galapagos' remote location, internet connections are intermittent and bandwidth is low.

Interconnecting cabins for family groups

Families will enjoy a cruise on Santa Cruz II. Ask our travel advisors about booking one of the 36 interconnecting cabins.

Santa Cruz II also offers the following benefits:

  • Small groups - just 11 guests per guide.
  • 99% of sites are not visited by other vessels.
  • Glass-bottom boat, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and Panga boat for coastal exploration.
  • 90% of the cabins have convertible beds, from double to twin.



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