Conceived for operations in remote areas the Santa Cruz II is a excellent vessel for expeditions through the Galapagos Islands. This Galapagos cruise just over 70 metres long, has 5 decks with 50 cabins for 90 guests, spacious social areas in- and outdoors and a crew that has decades of experience working in the islands.

On this cruise they offer as much local food as possible. Fresh caught fish and seafood and organically grown fresh vegetables and fruit, will be prepared in a Ecuadorean and international cuisine under the creative lead of a Cordon Bleu-educated gastronomy director. Meals are served in the Beagle Dining Room and snacks are served after expeditions in the bar, library or terrace. A 24-hour coffee station in the library will give access to free coffee, tea, and water.

The Santa Cruz II has a professional Photographer onboard will be able to support the guests making pictures. There is a high-quality staff camera available for underwater pictures to grab underwater fun the guests. The photos of the expeditions will always be presented on the last night before disembarking, all these services and the experienced crew will give the guests the chance to make the most of their Galapagos cruise.


GENERAL INFORMATION

 Class  Luxury class 
Capacity 90 guests / 50 cabins 2002
Construction year Construction 2002 – Refurbishment in 2015
Type Expedition Vessel
Guide level 8 natural guides (1 Expedition Leader)
Length 71.8 meters 
Width 13.4 meters  
Cabins Panorama Deck: 3 Darwin Suites (30 m2) , 3 Explorer Cabins (15.2 m2)
Suits can be interconnected with an Explorer cabin Expedition Deck: 17 Explorer Cabins (15.2 m2) Horizon Deck: 2 Voyager Cabins (11.8 m2), 2 Explorer Family Cabins (17.8 m2), 23 Explorer Cabins (15.2 m2) , infirmary.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent)
Other Restaurant, elegant bar, relax salon, library, hot tubs (2), glass bottom, sea kayaks, boutique, reception, family activities and several sun decks.

 

DECK PLAN:

Captura de pantalla 2017-02-14 a las 5.13.22 p.m.Captura de pantalla 2017-02-14 a las 5.11.37 p.m.

 

PICTURES OF THE SANTA CRUZ II:

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Sundeck 2017-02-14 a las 3.49.47 p.m.

 

ITINERARIES

The Santa Cruz II has 6 and 5 days itineraries, some starting from Baltra airport and others from San Cristobal airport. It is also possible to combine different itineraries so you will see a lot of all the different Galapagos islands on this expedition cruise. 

5 DAYS – Itinerary A (Northern Galapagos) – Monday to Friday

Monday AM: Transfer Baltra Airport
PM: Santa Cruz Island – White beaches of Las Bachas
Tuesday AM: Santiago Island – Buccaneer Cove
PM: Santiago Island – Puerto Egas
Wednesday AM: Rabida Island – Red Beach
PM: Bartolome Island
Thursday AM: Genovesa Island – Princess Philip´s Step
PM: Genovesa Island – Darwin Bay
Friday AM: Transfer out – San Cristobal – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno

 

5 DAYS – Itinerary B (Eastern Islands) – Saturday to Wednesday

Saturday AM: San Cristobal Island – Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
PM: San Cristobal Island – Punta Pitt
Sunday AM: Santa Fe Island
PM: South Plaza Island
Monday AM: Santa Cruz Island – The Charles Darwin Research Station
PM: Santa Cruz Island – Optional activities
Tuesday AM: Española Island – Punta Suarez
PM: Española Island – Gardner Bay
Wednesday AM: Transfer out – Baltra Airport

 

6 DAYS – Itinerary C (Western Islands) – Wednesday to Monday

Wednesday AM: Transfer – Baltra Airport
PM: North Seymour Island
Thursday AM: Isabela Island – Punta Vicente Roca
PM: Fernandina Island – Punta Espinoza
Friday AM: Isabela Island – Tagus Cove
PM: Isabela Island – Urbina Bay
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz Island – The Charles Darwin Research Station
PM: Santa Cruz Island – Optional activities
Sunday AM: Floreana Island – Post Office Bay
PM: Floreana Island – Champion Islet & Punta Cormorant
Monday AM: Transfer out – Baltra Airport


INCLUDED
All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
All activities as described with a 7 licensed naturalist guides and 1 expedition leader
Water, tea, coffee unlimited

Snorkeling equipment
Accommodation in a double room with a private bathroom
Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance

NOT INCLUDED
Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also book the flights for you)
Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
Isabela dock fee $5 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
Water taxis (from and to the shore)
Wet-suits for rent
Alcoholic drinks
Personal expenses
Optional tips for the guide
Personal travel insurance

PRICE
Please contact us for the up to date pricing.
It is possible that during high season the prices increase or that some time before departure the prices decreases and that it become a last minute deal. 

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • 0% Credit card fee for Last Minute Cruises: for customers who book a cruise with Rebecca Adventure Travel, the quoted price is the final one. There is no extra charge for the credit card payment.
  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

 

*It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
*The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.