Santa Cruz II

Luxury

Santa Cruz II

Designed for operations in remote areas, the state-of-the-art Santa Cruz II is an expedition vessel that offers the perfect infrastructure for Galapagos exploration. Measuring just over 70 metres, the generous 5-deck craft holds 50 cabins to accommodate 90 guests in style and comfort. She features ample, luxury-sized social areas indoors and out, as well as two hot tubs with ocean views. Known for excellent standards, superb service, expert crew and knowledgeable naturalist guides, the Santa Cruz II is the only first class deluxe option for your Galapagos adventure. The Santa Cruz II is welcoming to travelers of all ages and families have ample choice between single, double and triple accommodations. This stately vessel has one of the top itineraries on offer and luxury amenities such as private bathrooms, air conditioning, hot water, an expansive sundeck, a classy bar/salon, a gym, a reading room and a natural history library.

GLASS BOTTOMED BOAT

The Santa Cruz II offers the novelty of a glass bottomed boat, an immersive and creative way to witness underwater wonders while staying dry! If you are not a snorkeling enthusiast, this is the perfect way to experience the varied marine life of the Galapagos. Also on offer are kayaks and pangas (inflatable dinghies) for coastal exploration.

RARELY FREQUENTED DESTINATIONS

99% of visitor sites are not shared with other vessels, creating a pristine and private adventure into the Galapagos. The fragility, specialness and singularity of the islands and their wildlife have guided the operators to create a travel experience founded on respectful contact with the natural world, filled with interpretation, understanding and, of course, with fun!

IDEAL FORthose wanting spacious social areas and cabins that can be interconnected. The three Darwin suites on Panorama deck sleep up to three and can connect to a twin room to create a big family cabin.

Santa Cruz II is one of our preferred ships when travelling in GALAPAGOS

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Day to Day Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Mosquera IsletAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMMosquera Islet

Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools.


Day 2 - Moreno Point - Pitt PointAMMoreno Point

Isabela Island: Moreno PointBeautiful rocky shores where penguins and shore birds, including blue herons, are usually spotted.

PMPitt Point

San Cristobal Island: Pitt PointHere there are endemic species such as lava lizards and red-footed boobies.


Day 3 - Santa Fe Island - South PlazaAMSanta Fe Island

Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen.

PMSouth Plaza

South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos.


Day 4 - Charles Darwin Station - HighlandsAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

PMHighlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 5 - Suarez Point - Gardner Bay - Osborn IsletAMSuarez Point

Española Island: Suárez PointSuarez Point is one of the most outstanding wildlife areas of the archipelago.

PMGardner Bay

Española Island: Gardner BayGardner Bay has a magnificent beach with turquoise waters. The bay is home of a large colony of sea lions.

Osborn Islet

Española Island: Osborn IsletThis small island is a marine visit where you can enjoy fantastic snorkeling and swimming.


Day 6 - Eden Islet - North Seymour IslandAMEden Islet

Santa Cruz Island: Eden IsletOff the western coast of Santa Cruz, Eden Islet offers visitors a great chance to see a variety of Galapagos wildlife.

PMNorth Seymour Island

North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds.


Day 7 - Baltra DepartureAMBaltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Dragon HillAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMDragon Hill

Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds.


Day 2 - Vicente Roca Point - Espinosa PointAMVicente Roca Point

Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells.

PMEspinosa Point

Fernandina Island: Espinosa PointA narrow stretch of land where hundreds of marine iguanas gather largely on black lava rocks.


Day 3 - Charles Darwin Station - HighlandsAMCharles Darwin Station

Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos.

PMHighlands

Santa Cruz Island: HighlandsThe highlands are located in the northern part of the island and can reach elevations up to 1500 mt.


Day 4 - Baroness Observatory - Post Office Bay - Champion Islet - Cormoran PointAMBaroness Observatory

Floreana Island: Barones´s ObservatoryThis site shows a breath-taking view of La Loberia and the inland features of Floreana Island.

Post Office Bay

Floreana Island: Post Office BayA white-sand beach where in the past sailors used to leave and receive their letters in a barrel.

PMChampion Islet

Floreana Island: Champion IsletA small island located very near Floreana, snorkeling and diving around Champion can be excellent.

Cormoran Point

Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos.


Day 5 - Baltra DepartureAMBaltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Baltra Arrival - Bachas BeachAMBaltra Arrival

Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.

PMBachas Beach

Santa Cruz Island: Bachas BeachA swimming beach and one of the few remnants of the U.S. World War II presence in the Galápagos.


Day 2 - Buccaneer Cove - Puerto EgasAMBuccaneer Cove

Santiago Island: Buccaneer CoveBuccaneer Cove is a testament to the fact that Santiago was once a refuge for British buccaneers.

PMPuerto Egas

Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s.


Day 3 - Rabida Island - Bartholomew IslandAMRabida Island

Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans.

PMBartholomew Island

Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach.


Day 4 - Prince Phillip Steps - Darwin BayAMPrince Phillip Steps

Genovesa Island: Prince Phillip´s StepsAn extraordinary, steep path leads through a seabird colony full of life, up to cliffs that are 25m high.

PMDarwin Bay

Genovesa Island: Darwin BayA coral beach where a 750 mt. trail takes you through more seabird colonies.


Day 5 - Santa Cruz - Baltra DepartureAMSanta Cruz

Tortoise Breeding Center

Baltra Departure

Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.


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