Santa Cruz II

Galapagos Cruise

Conceived for operations in remote areas, this state-of-the-art expedition vessel evinces the perfect infrastructure for Galapagos exploration. Carrying its crew’s heritage of decades of experience working in the islands and just over 70 meters long, the generous, five-deck craft holds 50 cabins for 90 guests and features ample, luxury-sized social areas indoors and out that allow guests to make the most of their Galapagos cruise experience.

Class: First Class
Passengers: 90
Cabins: 43 double Explorer Cabins that can be converted into twin and matrimonial cabins, 2 triple Explorer Family Cabins, 2 single Voyager Cabins and 3 Darwin Suites. Many cabins can be connected for traveling families or groups. All cabins with private bathroom, hot water and air-conditioning.
Features: Restaurant, bar, lounge areas, library, terrace, sundeck, jacuzzi, fitness room, gift shop
Departures: Monday, Thursday & Friday


Itinerary Northern – 5D/4N (Monday to Friday)
Monday AM Baltra Airport
PM Las Bachas (Santa Cruz)
Tuesday AM Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)
PM Egas Port (Santiago)
Wednesday AM Rabida Island
PM Bartolome Island
Thursday AM Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa)
PM Darwin Bay (Genovesa)
Friday AM Tortoise Reserve
Baltra Airport
Itinerary Western – 5D/4N (Thursday to Monday)
Thursday AM Baltra Airport
PM Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
Friday AM Vicente Roca Point (Isabela)
PM Espinoza Point (Fernandina)
Saturday AM Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz
PM Santa Cruz Island
Sunday AM Baroness Tower – Post Office Bay (Floreana)
PM Punta Cormorant / Champion Islet (Floreana)
Monday AM Baltra Airport
Itinerary Eastern – 7D/6N (Friday to Thursday)
Friday AM Baltra Airport
PM Mosquera
Saturday AM Punta Pitt (San Cristobal)
PM Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal)
Sunday AM Santa Fe
PM South Plaza Island
Monday AM Puerto Ayora, Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz)
PM Santa Cruz Island
Tuesday AM Suarez Point (Española)
PM Gardner Bay, Osborn Islet (Española
Wednesday AM Eden Islet (Santa Cruz)
PM North Seymour
Thursday AM Baltra Airport


You can find all our Galapagos Cruise departures for 2023 and 2024 on our online Galapagos Cruise Availability and Prices platform.


  • Accommodation
  • Meals from lunch on the first day until breakfast on the last day
  • Activities as described in the itinerary
  • Bilingual naturalist guide
  • Water, coffee and tea

Not included

  • Flight Quito/Guayaquil – Galapagos – Quito/Guayaquil (around $500 p.p.)
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 p.p.)
  • Transit Control Card ($20 p.p.)
  • Other drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Please ask your travel agent whether the following is included with this cruise:
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Wet suit
  • Isabela dock fee ($10 p.p. – only if itinerary includes Puerto Villamil)

In the case of diving cruises, please contact us to receive the complete list of included and not included equipment and services.


You can find all our Galapagos Cruise departures for 2023 and 2024 on our online Galapagos Cruise Availability and Prices platform.

Travel style

This is a Shared Tour / Group Tour. This means that there will be other people on this cruise besides yourself (or your travel party).

Meeting point

Most cruise operators will pick up from the airport on Galapagos, except for a few that don’t include the airport transfers. Depending on the exact itinerary you will have to fly into Baltra airport (GPS) or San Cristobal airport (SCY) on the first day of the cruise. Ask you travel agent about the exact meeting point for your cruise.


In most cases the cruise operator will arrange your flights (between the Ecuadorian mainland and the Galapagos) for you. In case you buy your own flights, a penalty fee may apply, unless stated otherwise by the cruise operator. You can read more about this in our Frequently Asked Questions about Galapagos. Ask your travel agent about the flight policy of this cruise.

What to bring?

  • Passport
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or lightweight scarf
  • Layered clothing
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Insect repellent

Galapagos Cruise Availability and Prices

You can find all our Galapagos Cruise departures for 2023 and 2024 on our online Galapagos Cruise Availability and Prices platform.

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