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Santa Cruz II

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Santa Cruz II Description

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.

Santa Cruz II 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 Voyager Single Cabins, 23 Explorer Double Cabins, and 2 Explorer Triple Cabins. In combination with 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

icon Prices from: US$3822
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: Luxury
  • Type: Cruise Ship
  • Year built: 2002
  • Departures: Saturday, Wednesday, Monday
  • Capacity: 90 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 5, 4 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance

Full Tecnical Details

Expedition Deck


Horizon Deck


Ocean Deck


Sky Deck


Panorama Deck


Length: 71.8 mts
Gross Tonnage: 2664 tons
Made in: 2002
Electricity: 440 V - 220 V - 110 V throughout ship
Guest Capacity: 90 passengers
Crew: 50 crew members, 8 Naturalist guides (Includes Expedition Leader), 1 medical officer (permanently on board)
Type: Expedition Yacht
Beam: 13.4 mts
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

Prices

Santa Cruz II Prices

2020 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 4 NIGHTS 6 NIGHTS
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin (Triple) US$ 3,822 US$ 5,264
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin
US$ 4,066 US$ 5,600
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin (Single) US$ 4,690 US$ 6,458
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin
US$ 4,230 US$ 5,822
Panoramic Deck Explorer Cabin
US$ 4,350 US$ 5,996
Panoramic Deck Darwin Suite
US$ 4,930 US$ 6,794

2021 prices per person:

ACCOMMODATION 4 NIGHTS 6 NIGHTS
Horizon Deck Explorer Family Cabin (Triple)
US$ 4,112 US$ 5,514
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin
US$ 4,376 US$ 5,868
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin (Single)
US$ 5,052 US$ 6,768
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin US$ 4,552 US$ 6,096
Panoramic Deck Explorer Cabin
US$ 4,684 US$ 6,282
Panoramic Deck Darwin Suite
US$ 5,308 US$ 7,122

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Santa Cruz II

Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Sat AM San Cristobal IslandArrival in airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies. Read more...
Sun AM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
PM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
Mon AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Puerto AyoraThe economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc. Read more...
Tue AM Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago. Read more...
PM Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions. Read more...
Wed AM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
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Wed AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Thu AM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
PM Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks. Read more...
Fri AM Isabela Island: Tagus CoveAn opportunity to see penguins as well as marine iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea lions. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Urbina BayIts waters are a good place to see turtles and rays. Ashore you´ll find a short trail leading to a coral reef. Read more...
Sat AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Puerto AyoraThe economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc. Read more...
Sun AM Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent. Read more...
Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Mon AM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Mon AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos. Read more...
Tue AM Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
Wed AM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Thu AM Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high. Read more...
PM Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies. Read more...
Fri AM San Cristobal Island: La GalapagueraLearn about the giant tortoise breeding programme established by the National Park. Read more...
San Cristobal Island. Transfer to the Airport.

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Dear Cristina, I would like to write to you to thank you for the wonderful trip, everything perfect; the guide was very good and prepared, also the driver !!! The perfect cruise !!! Thank you for all.
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Mario Rosa
Italy, January 2020
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Hi Maria,
It was the best trip! I can't stop talking about it. Everything from booking it with you to getting to the airport for my flight home went as planned, and I felt that all the details were taken care (...)

Bonnie
USA, December 2018
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Hi Gabriela

Thank you very much for organising the trip in the Galapagos. Everything went very smoothly and I have no negative feedback for you.

I will be recommending booking through Columbus Travel to (...)

Robert Laycock
UK, August 2018
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Gabriela,

Thank you so very much. Everything worked according to plan and it all exceeded our expectations!! We had a wonderful time, the ship was excellent with exceptional staff and guides. Even our fellow (...)

Michael
USA, March 2018
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Dear Maria Soledad,

our Galapagos trip was wonderful.
It was perfectly organized.
Everybody of the staff on the Santa Cruz II Ship was very friendly and helpful.
We did a lot of activities and each was a (...)

Andreas Traup
Germany, April 2017
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Dear Gabriela,

We just returned home today after an unforgettable trip to Ecuador and Peru.

We have only positiv feedback - every contact with you was a pleasure, you were always very helpful and all your (...)

Tatiana
Germany, 2016
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Hi, Gabriela,

We did get back safely a few days ago. We did have a wonderful time on our adventures.

The only negative comments I have are about the mix-up by the partner travel agency about the flight (...)

Jill
USA, 2016
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Hi Maria-

We had a wonderful time. Everyone from Columbus Travel were lovely, professional and on time.

There was another 9 yo boy at La Selva with us and even more kids on the boat.

You were a great (...)

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UK, 2016
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Dear Maria,

A wonderful trip comes to an end.
You promises all came true and Ecuador is a great country with very nice people (like you and Oscar).
Thx for your organization/coordination of this trip (...)

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Germany, 2016
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Hi Maria,

My husband and I had a fabulous time in Galapagos and Ecuador!. All transfers were very smooth and there were no problems whatsoever. Every driver we had was on time and very professional. We (...)

Sylvia
USA, 2016
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Gabriela

the trip was fantastic. we enjoyed everything, especially our guide, Marcella Fonceca, who did a wonderful job. I hope you can pass this on to Marcella and to her boss.

We thoroughly enjoyed (...)

Jonathan
Australia, 2016
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Hello Maria,

I wish to thank you for recommending the Santa Cruz II. Everything was above expectations. The guides were superb, specially Marie Carmen. Although I had reservations about taking a large ship (...)

Michael Ore
USA, 2016
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Good Evening Maria,

Just wanted to let you know that JP and I had a wonderful experience on our recent vacation to the Galapagos. Everything was exactly as expected from our first day when we arrived in (...)

Drupatie & Jagat Lall
USA, 2015
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Dear Veronica,

I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you and your company for your services. My husband and I had a wonderful time traveling on the Santa Cruz in the Galapagos and staying at the (...)

Joyce
USA, 2015
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Hi Christian,

Thank you for arranging my trip for me. I am very impressed by how organized everything was and how well I was taken care of the entire time. I want to thank you especially for giving me a (...)

Connie
Canada
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Hi Maria,

Thank you for your email. We really enjoyed the trip. The MV Santa Cruz was beautiful as was La Selva. La Selva was a highlight of our trip.
Things we really liked:

Palace hotel- large, (...)

Bonnie
USA, 2014
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Maria,

The Santa Cruz was excellent by the way. It was large enough that there were a good variety of people, and so the girls did meet some kids their age which they really appreciated.
But, not really an (...)

Jason
Canada, 2014
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Hi Maria,
Thanks for your follow up email. The cruise and the land activities were wonderful. We truly enjoyed our stay in the Galapagos and look forward to future vacations in the region. As far as any (...)

Andrew Caro
USA, 2014
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Hi Christian,

Nice to hear from you. Our trip was terrific! We really enjoyed ourselves. The service that you provided us was great and excluding the one minor time issue with the Emetebe, everything (...)

Yaniv
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Christian,

We loved the Plaza Grande and everything was great on the ship. Our time in the Galapagos was wonderful!
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David & Jacqueline
USA
M/V Santa Cruz & Plaza Grande
July 2012

David & Jacqueline
USA, 2012
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