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ship overview

The Santa Cruz II is a premier expedition vessel in the Galapagos, accommodating up to 90 passengers. Offering spacious cabins with panoramic windows and modern amenities, it ensures a comfortable and immersive experience. Expert naturalist guides lead insightful excursions, deepening guests' understanding of the islands' unique biodiversity. The ship's design integrates sustainability and technology, while its spacious decks provide exceptional views. With a focus on responsible tourism, the Santa Cruz II combines luxury and exploration for an unforgettable journey through the Galapagos.

Ship Details

  • CategoryLuxury
  • Passengers90 Guests
  • Cabins50 Cabins
  • Decks5 Levels
  • Crew60 People
  • Guides8 Guide(s)
  • Year Builtin 2002
  • Year Remodeledin 2015
  • Ship TypeMotor Vessel (M/V)
  • Length235 Feet
  • Beam43 Feet
  • Engine2 Cummins 850hp each
  • Cruising Speed11 Knots
  • Electricity12V 110V 220V
Santa Cruz II – Eastern

7 Days from $8,290

Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz II – Northern

5 Days from $6,390

Galapagos Islands
Santa Cruz II – Southwestern

5 Days from $6,390

Galapagos Islands

Ship Categories


Exquisite cruising experience, featuring top-notch amenities and personalized services. Plush accommodations, gourmet dining, and an excellent staff-to-guest ratio.

first class

High-quality cruising experience with a balance of comfort and luxury. Well-appointed cabins, a variety of dining options, numerous onboard activities, and attentive service.

mid-range class

Comfortable cruising experience with a balance between affordability and quality amenities. Ships offer cozy accommodations, a range of dining options, and a good assortment of activities. 

tourist class

Enjoyable cruising experience with basic amenities and services. They provide clean and comfortable accommodations and standard dining options.

budget class

Most affordable cruising option. While amenities and services are basic, these ships still offer clean accommodations and simple dining options.

About Your Adventure

Activity Levels

level 1 - easier

Activities: scenic drives, canoe rides, walks up to 1 hour. Trail conditions: cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. Some days require extended walking.


Most travelers can join level 2 adventures without prior experience. Being generally fit is important. Activities include short hikes up to 3 hours, sea kayaking in calm waters, and rafting on Class I-II rapids.


Includes 3-6 hours of daily physical activity, like rafting and wilderness camping. Hikes cover 8-10 miles, including steep ascents or descents. Rafting features Class III rapids.


Hikes up to 14 miles. Rugged terrain, exposure risk, altitudes over 10,000 ft. Rafting: Class IV-V rapids. Kayaking: 4-5 hrs daily, open water with waves and tides.

LEVEL 5 - extreme

For experienced adventurers. Trekking without vehicle support in rugged terrain above 10,000 feet. Long hikes, up to 12 hours, with significant altitude changes. Rafting in: Class IV-V rapids. Experience and doctor's certificate required.