Santa Cruz II Galapagos Vessel

The Galapagos M/V Santa Cruz II is the newest large vessel in the Galapagos Islands and sleeps up to 90 guests in 50 contemporary designed cabins across three decks. The M/V Santa Cruz II is ideal for group tour and family vacations or for an incentive cruise. Our guests can choose from luxuriously appointed single, double and triple cabins, or opt for one of the three even more exclusive Darwin Suites, an exceptional standard of accommodation on the Panorama Deck, where guests will receive elevated service and carefully refined extras such as a take-home Galapagos coffee table book, a tablet loan for each cabin, complimentary drinks and VIP lounge access at the Galapagos Islands airport.

While aboard the M/V Santa Cruz II, guests can relax in the beautifully designed communal areas and viewing platforms, including indoor and outdoor dining options, two lounge bars, a library, two indulgent ocean view hot tubs and a gym.

M/V Santa Cruz II offers guests four and six night itineraries for her cruises, exploring the the whole archipelago. Throughout each of these expeditions, seven of our most highly qualified and knowledgeable Naturalists Guides will be available to escort visitors, along with an Expedition Leader who is responsible for ensuring that the outings fully exploit the wonders of the Galapagos islands. Our activities range from land treks to free-of-charge aquatic activities such as kayaking, snorkelling with sea lions, and glass-bottom boat excursions. All of these are included within the limits of the Galapagos National Park.

Our Gastronomy Director, (a graduate of Cordon-Bleu), guides the preparations of our delectable and elegant Ecuadorian and international cuisine. Our menus are inspired in what our tropical environment offers like fresh local seafood and locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. Guests have the option of enjoying these meals indoors in the tasteful Beagle Dining Room or outside in the fresh air on the panorama deck A 24-hour coffee station located in the library provides free coffee, tea, and water.

5 DAYS / 4 Western

Day Itinerary
Thu am: Baltra Airport
pm: Dradon Hill
Fri am: Punta Vicente Roca
pm: Punta Espinoza
Sat am: Charles Darwin Research Station
pm: Optional activities
Sun am: Baroness Tower / Post Office Bay
pm: Punta Cormorant/ Champion Islet
Mon am: Post office Bay and Baroness's Tower (Floreana (Island)
am: Baltra Airport

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS Eastern

Day Itinerary
Fri am: Baltra Airport
pm: Mosquera
Sat am: Puerto Baquerico Moreno (tortoise Breeding Centre)
pm: Punta Pitt
Sun am: Santa Fe
pm: South Plaza
Mon am: Charles Darwin Station
pm: Optional activities
Tue am: Punta Suarez
pm: Gardner Bay / Osborn Islet
Wed am: Eden Islet
pm: North Seymour
am: Baltra Airport

M/V Santa Cruz II


5D / 4N
Horizon Deck Family Explorer (2)
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin (23)
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin (2)
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin (17)
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin (3)
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite (3)

Sky Deck

Horizon Deck

Panorama Deck

Expedition Deck

Ocean Deck


  • 2015
  • 2002
Gross Tonnage:
  • 2664 tonnes
Passenger Space Ratio:
  • 29.6
Type of Vessel:
  • Expedition Vessel
  • 90 guests / 50 cabins
  • 71.8 metres/235 feet
  • 13.4 metres/43 feet
  • 10.5 knots
  • 440 V - 220 V - 110 V throughout ship
  • 2 Cummins engines KTA 38 - MO of 850 HP each
Fire Detector:
  • Fire detectors throughout
Life Jackets:
  • In each cabin
Life Rafts:
  • 14 (27 passengers each)
Landing Boats:
  • 6
  • 5
  • 50
Naturalist Guides:
  • 8 (Includes Expedition Leader)
Guest-Crew Ratio:
  • 3 to 2
Medical Officer:
  • Permanently on board
  • ABS
  • ISM by resolution IMO A788 (19)


  • Accommodations
  • all meals
  • island sightseeing
  • naturalist guides and lecture services in English/Spanish (guiding in other languages upon request for groups larger than 10 guests: German, French, Italian)
  • snorkeling gear
  • luggage handling
  • medical care on board (but not the cost of medication)
  • taxes and transfers in the islands.
  • Shared transfers from main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton) to airport for flights to / from Galápagos are included in these rates. To coordinate these transfers we must have guest's hotel contact.


  • Wet Suits available for rent, NET rate US$ 15 + VAT per guest for 5- or 6-day expeditions
  • Air transportation to / from Galápagos and airport taxes (subject to change without previous notice)
  • Galápagos National Park entrance fee (US$ 100 subject to change without previous notice)*
  • Migration Control Card (US$ 20 subject to change without previous notice)*
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Alcoholic ** and non alcoholic beverage, gratuities, laundry or valet services, gifts and additional items.
  • Internet / Wi-Fi ***

Important Observations

  • During Peak Season dates, Metropolitan Touring reserves the right to prioritise reservations taking into account factors such as payment and confirmation dates.
  • EQ Touring reserves the right to limit the number of twin/double cabins for single use dependent on availability
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Regardless the number of cabins occupied, the ship’s authorized maximum operating capacity cannot exceed 90 guests.
  • EQ Touring guarantees air space.
  • Galápagos Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, logistical, Galápagos Park regulations or operational reasons.
  • All rates are subject to change. If fuel prices increase, additional charges may apply.

(See POLICIES for booking, payment and cancellation policies for FITs and GROUPS)

During Peak Season: Dec 21-25 / Dec 23-29 / Dec 28-Jan 1 / Dec 30-Jan 4 / Jan 1-5*

  • There will be a surcharge of US$ 150 per adult and US$ 110 per child
  • No discounts apply
  • Twin / Double Cabins for single use have a surcharge of 100%
  • Children policy does not apply during high season

Children Policy:

  • Children under 12 sharing a cabin with their parents or guardians: 25% off. (Applies only to one child per adult paying full fare).
  • Minimum age 6 years old
  • Children's policy does not apply on especific dates.