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SANTA CRUZ II

You’ll need to have medium physical condition to walk and snorkel in the islands.
Trip Type: Cruises

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ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$4448

/ PERSON

Season: year-round
Group Size: 90
Accommodation: Cabins

ecuador - galapagos

STARTING AT:

$4448

/ PERSON

Group Size: 90
Season: year-round
Accommodation: Cabins

Expedition Overview

The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels. It has 50 cabins available for 90 passengers. Santa Cruz offers a “Pirates on Board” tour with multiple activities for the little ones, as well as diving classes designed for youngsters. This makes the cruise ship famous for family trips.

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Itinerary

WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Friday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Mosquera Islet
Saturday San Cristobal Island: David Rodriguez Breeding Center San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point
Sunday Santa Fe Island South Plaza
Monday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Tuesday Española Island: Suarez Point Española Island: Gardner Bay/ Osborn Islet
Wednesday Santa Cruz Island: Eden Islet North Seymour
Thrusday Baltra: 14 Transfer to Baltra Airport
WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Monday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
Tuesday Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Santiago Island: Egas Port
Wednesday  Rabida Bartholomew Island
Thursday Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
Friday Santa Cruz Island: El Chato Tortoise Reserve Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport
WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
Thursday Baltra: Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
Friday Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
Saturday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Sunday Floreana Island: Baroness Viewing Point/ Post Office Bay Floreana Island: Champion Islet/ Cormorant Point
Monday Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport

What to Expect

Accommodation: Cabins
Location: ecuador - galapagos
Season: year-round
Meeting Point: Baltra Airport
Trip Type: Cruises
Activity: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Climbing, Wildlife
Activity List
1
.- The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels.
2
.- The Santa Cruz II has been awarded worldwide for its excellence in service. 
3
.- The cruise ship offers guests a wide variety of deluxe room options, from single, double, twin, family or large suites.
4
.- It offers tourists several activities such as: kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.
5
.- It has one of the best children's programs available in the islands. 
6
.- Santa Cruz uses responsible fuel consumption.
Additional options
What is the food like?

Throughout the adventure, you'll be fueled by delicious local food, such as seafood with plenty of local fresh fruits. Lunch usually consists of soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.

 

SANTA CRUZ II ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Explorer Cabin: Expedition Deck : 17 cabins
    Explorer Cabin: Horizon Deck : 23 cabins
    Explorer Family: 2 cabins
    Panorama Deck : 3 cabins
    Darwin Suite : 3 cabins
    Voyager Single: 2 cabins
Pre-Post Trip Accommodation

Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) - USD 100 Per Night
Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) - USD 100 per Night

Transfers

Private airport transfer - USD 38 per person

What´s Included

✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Transportation
  • Cruise, marine taxis All transfers in Galapagos (airport-yacht-airport transfers are only guaranteed if the flight has been booked through us). Share transfers from main hotels in Quito or Guayaquil


  • Accommodations
  • Accommodation on board and/or hotel of Puerto Ayora.


  • Activities
  • All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with English speaking naturalist guide


  • Meals
  • All meals (Describe in the itinerary), water, coffee and tea


  • Equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Roundtrip flight to Galapagos Islands Airport transfers in Galapagos (only included if the Galapagos flight has been booked through us on the scheduled cruise dates. If your arrival/departure is different from our scheduled cruise flights, the shuttle service is not included)


  • Entrance
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp, subject to change) Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp, subject to change)


  • Meals
  • Not described in the itinerary Soft & alcoholic Drinks


  • Insurance
  • Travel insurance and other items of personal nature


  • Others
  • Wet Suits, for renting 5 days: USD 25 8 days: USD 35 Snorkeling gear, for renting 5 days: USD 25, 8 days: USD 35 Tips and Gratuities Personal expenses. Extra drinks.

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    The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels. It has 50 cabins available for 90 passengers. Santa Cruz offers a “Pirates on Board” tour with multiple activities for the little ones, as well as diving classes designed for youngsters. This makes the cruise ship famous for family trips.
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Friday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Mosquera Islet
    Saturday San Cristobal Island: David Rodriguez Breeding Center San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point
    Sunday Santa Fe Island South Plaza
    Monday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
    Tuesday Española Island: Suarez Point Española Island: Gardner Bay/ Osborn Islet
    Wednesday Santa Cruz Island: Eden Islet North Seymour
    Thrusday Baltra: 14 Transfer to Baltra Airport
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Monday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
    Tuesday Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Santiago Island: Egas Port
    Wednesday  Rabida Bartholomew Island
    Thursday Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
    Friday Santa Cruz Island: El Chato Tortoise Reserve Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Thursday Baltra: Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    Friday Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
    Saturday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
    Sunday Floreana Island: Baroness Viewing Point/ Post Office Bay Floreana Island: Champion Islet/ Cormorant Point
    Monday Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport
    Accommodation: Cabins
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra Airport
    Trip Type: Cruises
    Activity: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Climbing, Wildlife
    Activity List
    1
    .- The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels.
    2
    .- The Santa Cruz II has been awarded worldwide for its excellence in service. 
    3
    .- The cruise ship offers guests a wide variety of deluxe room options, from single, double, twin, family or large suites.
    4
    .- It offers tourists several activities such as: kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.
    5
    .- It has one of the best children's programs available in the islands. 
    6
    .- Santa Cruz uses responsible fuel consumption.
    Additional options
    What is the food like?

    Throughout the adventure, you'll be fueled by delicious local food, such as seafood with plenty of local fresh fruits. Lunch usually consists of soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.

     

    SANTA CRUZ II ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Explorer Cabin: Expedition Deck : 17 cabins
      Explorer Cabin: Horizon Deck : 23 cabins
      Explorer Family: 2 cabins
      Panorama Deck : 3 cabins
      Darwin Suite : 3 cabins
      Voyager Single: 2 cabins
    Pre-Post Trip Accommodation

    Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) - USD 100 Per Night
    Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) - USD 100 per Night

    Transfers

    Private airport transfer - USD 38 per person

    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Transportation
  • Cruise, marine taxis All transfers in Galapagos (airport-yacht-airport transfers are only guaranteed if the flight has been booked through us). Share transfers from main hotels in Quito or Guayaquil

  • Accommodations
  • Accommodation on board and/or hotel of Puerto Ayora.

  • Activities
  • All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with English speaking naturalist guide

  • Meals
  • All meals (Describe in the itinerary), water, coffee and tea

  • Equipment
  • Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights
  • Roundtrip flight to Galapagos Islands Airport transfers in Galapagos (only included if the Galapagos flight has been booked through us on the scheduled cruise dates. If your arrival/departure is different from our scheduled cruise flights, the shuttle service is not included)

  • Entrance
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp, subject to change) Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp, subject to change)

  • Meals
  • Not described in the itinerary Soft & alcoholic Drinks

  • Insurance
  • Travel insurance and other items of personal nature

  • Others
  • Wet Suits, for renting 5 days: USD 25 8 days: USD 35 Snorkeling gear, for renting 5 days: USD 25, 8 days: USD 35 Tips and Gratuities Personal expenses. Extra drinks.

    What to bring?

    What do I need to bring
    Passport
    Travel insurance
    Airline tickets
    Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
    Fleece top
    Shirts/t-shirts
    Pair of short
    Pairs of long trousers
    Pair hiking pants/track pants
    Sport sandals
    Watch or alarm clock
    Quick dry clothing
    Rain coat
    Waterproof binoculars
    Bug spray
    Sun cream
    Flashlight
    Sun Hat
    Waterproof camera if possible
    Swimming suit
    Waterproof backpack
    Water bottle
    Tennis shoes
    Hiking shoes
    Money belt
    Sunglasses
    First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, antihistamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person.

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in the Galapagos Islands is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven't been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two.

    What’s the weather like?

    The Galapagos Islands lie directly on the Equator, so you can expect it to be warm for most of the year. However, it’s not always tropical and Caribbean-like: wind and rain are definitely possible at certain times of year. It’s wise to know these weather patterns before planning your trip so you know when to visit and what to expect.

    The hottest season is generally from December to April with average temperatures ranging from a low of 70 F to a high of 84 F (22 – 31 C). It’s also the rainy season.

    May to November is considered the “cool” season with average temperatures ranging from a low of 68 F to a high of 82 F (19 – 27 C) and frequent overcast skies.

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For the Galapagos Islands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

    The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels. It has 50 cabins available for 90 passengers. Santa Cruz offers a “Pirates on Board” tour with multiple activities for the little ones, as well as diving classes designed for youngsters. This makes the cruise ship famous for family trips.
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Friday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Mosquera Islet
    Saturday San Cristobal Island: David Rodriguez Breeding Center San Cristobal Island: Pitt Point
    Sunday Santa Fe Island South Plaza
    Monday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
    Tuesday Española Island: Suarez Point Española Island: Gardner Bay/ Osborn Islet
    Wednesday Santa Cruz Island: Eden Islet North Seymour
    Thrusday Baltra: 14 Transfer to Baltra Airport
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Monday Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island – Bachas Beach
    Tuesday Santiago Island: Buccaneer Cove Santiago Island: Egas Port
    Wednesday  Rabida Bartholomew Island
    Thursday Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip’s Steps Genovesa Island: Darwin Bay
    Friday Santa Cruz Island: El Chato Tortoise Reserve Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport
    WEEKDAY MORNING AFTERNOON
    Thursday Baltra: Arrival to Baltra Airport and Transfer to the boat Santa Cruz Island: Dragon Hill
    Friday Isabela Island: Vicente Roca Point Fernandina Island: Espinosa Point
    Saturday Santa Cruz Island: Fausto Llerena Breeding Center Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
    Sunday Floreana Island: Baroness Viewing Point/ Post Office Bay Floreana Island: Champion Islet/ Cormorant Point
    Monday Baltra: Transfer to Baltra Airport
    Accommodation: Cabins
    Location: ecuador - galapagos
    Season: year-round
    Meeting Point: Baltra Airport
    Trip Type: Cruises
    Activity: Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Climbing, Wildlife
    Activity List
    1
    .- The luxurious M/V Santa Cruz II, is designed to offer first class service to all its passengers. The ship is considered to have one of the top 5 guest to space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels.
    2
    .- The Santa Cruz II has been awarded worldwide for its excellence in service. 
    3
    .- The cruise ship offers guests a wide variety of deluxe room options, from single, double, twin, family or large suites.
    4
    .- It offers tourists several activities such as: kayaking, snorkeling and swimming.
    5
    .- It has one of the best children's programs available in the islands. 
    6
    .- Santa Cruz uses responsible fuel consumption.
    Additional options
    What is the food like?

    Throughout the adventure, you'll be fueled by delicious local food, such as seafood with plenty of local fresh fruits. Lunch usually consists of soup, main dish and juice, a warm and filling meal after a big day of adventure.

     

    SANTA CRUZ II ACCOMMODATIONS

    • Explorer Cabin: Expedition Deck : 17 cabins
      Explorer Cabin: Horizon Deck : 23 cabins
      Explorer Family: 2 cabins
      Panorama Deck : 3 cabins
      Darwin Suite : 3 cabins
      Voyager Single: 2 cabins
    Pre-Post Trip Accommodation

    Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Twin/ Double) - USD 100 Per Night
    Pre- post trip accommodation in Quito (Single) - USD 100 per Night

    Transfers

    Private airport transfer - USD 38 per person

    Year of construction: 2015
    Type: Cruise Ship
    Lenght Feet: 17.8 ft
    Lenght Meters: 22 m
    Beam Feet: 13.4 ft
    Beam Meters: 4 m
    Capacity: .
    90 passengers
    Crew: .
    60 Crew members
    1 Cruise Director
    7 Bilingual Guide
    Cabins: .
    Explorer Cabin: Expedition Deck : 17 cabins
    Explorer Cabin: Horizon Deck : 23 cabins
    Explorer Family: 2 cabins
    Panorama Deck : 3 cabins
    Darwin Suite : 3 cabins
    Voyager Single: 2 cabins
    Snorkel equipment: .
    Equipment included (mask, snorkel, fins)
    ✅ WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Transportation

    Cruise, marine taxis All transfers in Galapagos (airport-yacht-airport transfers are only guaranteed if the flight has been booked through us). Share transfers from main hotels in Quito or Guayaquil

    Accommodations

    Accommodation on board and/or hotel of Puerto Ayora.

    Activities

    All excursions as mentioned in the itinerary (itinerary subject to change) with English speaking naturalist guide

    Meals

    All meals (Describe in the itinerary), water, coffee and tea

    Equipment

    Snorkeling equipment

    🚫 WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
    Flights

    Roundtrip flight to Galapagos Islands Airport transfers in Galapagos (only included if the Galapagos flight has been booked through us on the scheduled cruise dates. If your arrival/departure is different from our scheduled cruise flights, the shuttle service is not included)

    Entrance

    Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp, subject to change) Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp, subject to change)

    Meals

    Not described in the itinerary Soft & alcoholic Drinks

    Insurance

    Travel insurance and other items of personal nature

    Others

    Wet Suits, for renting 5 days: USD 25 8 days: USD 35 Snorkeling gear, for renting 5 days: USD 25, 8 days: USD 35 Tips and Gratuities Personal expenses. Extra drinks.

    What to bring?

    What do I need to bring
    Passport
    Travel insurance
    Airline tickets
    Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
    Fleece top
    Shirts/t-shirts
    Pair of short
    Pairs of long trousers
    Pair hiking pants/track pants
    Sport sandals
    Watch or alarm clock
    Quick dry clothing
    Rain coat
    Waterproof binoculars
    Bug spray
    Sun cream
    Flashlight
    Sun Hat
    Waterproof camera if possible
    Swimming suit
    Waterproof backpack
    Water bottle
    Tennis shoes
    Hiking shoes
    Money belt
    Sunglasses
    First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, antihistamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
    How much should I tip?

    Tips are not included in the trip cost. These are entirely at your discretion but there is an expectation to tip for good service. Your guide will help with advice; however, we suggest the below as a guideline per person.

    Guides: USD 10- USD 15 per day

    Of course, you are free to tip more or less, and the amount should be reflective of your perception of service and quality - a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

    What Do I Do about drinking water?

    The tap water in the Galapagos Islands is not always friendly on the stomach for those who haven't been in Latin America for a while. There is purified water in each of the accommodation which you can use to fill up each morning, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle or two.

    What’s the weather like?

    The Galapagos Islands lie directly on the Equator, so you can expect it to be warm for most of the year. However, it’s not always tropical and Caribbean-like: wind and rain are definitely possible at certain times of year. It’s wise to know these weather patterns before planning your trip so you know when to visit and what to expect.

    The hottest season is generally from December to April with average temperatures ranging from a low of 70 F to a high of 84 F (22 – 31 C). It’s also the rainy season.

    May to November is considered the “cool” season with average temperatures ranging from a low of 68 F to a high of 82 F (19 – 27 C) and frequent overcast skies.

    What vaccinations do I need?

    For the Galapagos Islands, Covid vaccination is required.

    What Travel Insurance do you recommend?

    World Nomads Insurance with a coverage of USD 200 000

    What is the currency?

    US American Dollars

    What is the minimum age for this trip?

    8 years old as a minimum age.

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