Eastern Galapagos aboard Santa Cruz II
DURATION:7 Days/ 6 NightsREGION:South & Central AmericaSHIP:Santa Cruz II
Cruising aboard the stylish 90-passenger Santa Cruz II, this comprehensive 7-day expedition starts and finishes in Baltra and takes in the oldest islands in the archipelago. Visit the sea lions of Mosquera Islet before heading to see the red-footed boobies in San Cristobal, the island where Darwin first set foot in the Galapagos. Meet the endemic land iguanas of Santa Fe, observe the colours of
South Plaza, and stop in at the world-famous Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz, before heading on to top-rated Espanola and North Seymour, with an in-between stop at Eden Islet. Aboard the Santa Cruz II you will discover the Galapagos Islands in style, with swimming, snorkelling, hiking and wildlife viewing, all in the company of eight naturalist guides.
Santa Cruz II
Operated by: Metropolitan Touring
Conceived for operations in remote areas, the state-of-the-art expedition vessel Santa Cruz II promises the perfect base from which to explore the Galapagos Islands. Carrying its crew’s heritage of decades of experience working in the islands and just over 70 metres long, the generous, five-deck small ship offers just 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.
Santa Cruz II’s modern, generous social areas, laid out with choice contemporary materials, feature prominently on four of its five decks. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around. From dining areas indoors and out, the fitness room and hot tubs, to the elegant bar and lounge, not to forget the well-stocked library, the ship is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity. Each guest will find their own special space as the ship offers one of the top 5 guest-space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels.
Your cruise price includes:
- Transportation to/from the airport in Baltra to the ship
- 6 nights accommodation in selected room grade
- All meals while on board
- Bilingual naturalist guides
- Conferences and lectures
- Island excursions and activities + optional activities on Santa Cruz Island
- Use of snorkelling equipment
- Use of kayaks
- Glass bottom boat tours
Your cruise price does not include:
- Airfare to /from the Galapagos islands (Baltra)
- Pre & post cruise accommodation
- Galapagos National Park entrance fee (approx USD $100 per person) and immigration control card (approx USD $20 per person)
- Beverages and tips
- Wetsuit rental
- Internet service (due to the remote location, Internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth)
- Travel Insurance (Save 20% when purchased with your expedition)
*** Please note, Santa Cruz II charges guests who wish to bring bottles of wine and/or spirits aboard our vessels a corkage fee of US$ 25+taxes.
**** Internet connections onboard consist in computer stations and WiFi in the vessel’s social areas; due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.