Sleek and modern, the Santa Cruz II Expedition Cruise Ship is ready to take you on an adventure through the Galapagos Islands with proven safety protocols. Perfect for groups of any size, the ship’s numerous and large social spaces offer you the chance to enjoy relaxing moments by yourself or with a group, as you wish. Galapagos land and aquatic activities abound in the form of hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, coastal exploration, and even glass-bottom boat rides (for those wishing to observe the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands without getting wet)! Exceptional service and exquisite gastronomy are on hand to complement the fascinating journey you’re sure to experience as part of your Galapagos adventure travel aboard the Santa Cruz II, be it with family, friends, or on your own!

Welcome aboard the Santa Cruz Galapagos Cruise

The Santa Cruz II Galapagos Expedition Cruise Ship offers comprehensive travel itineraries in one of the most pristine and awe-inspiring destinations in the world. The Galapagos Islands offer unforgettable experiences for those who seek adventure, knowledge, and a brand-new way to truly connect with nature.

Santa Cruz II is truly the safest and most complete Galapagos Expedition Cruise Ship. With multiple guides aboard our vessel, guests have the added advantage of being able to pick and choose from a wide variety of Galapagos National Park-approved activities. This allows guests to explore the islands in more ways than just one, balancing their time with terrific exploration activities in perfect harmony.


Cruise Cabins

Cruise cabins on the Santa Cruz II are designed to offer guests the perfect deluxe environment for safe travel. This is the ideal place to relax, rest, and unwind after an unforgettable day of exploration. Modern and comfortable layouts make your time onboard a unique and enjoyable experience


After a day of exploring and discovering the Galapagos, nothing beats unwinding in a cozy and comfortable room, with an elegant and ample bathroom to boot!

Social Areas 

Relax, lounge out in the company of others, swap stories, and enhance your travel experience in the Galapagos Islands, a truly spectacular destination.

First- Class Service

An onboard Hotel Manager, Le Cordon Bleu Gastronomic Director, attentive sailing team, and wonderful bartenders all work together to provide you with a superb level of service throughout our Galapagos tour.

Panorama Bar & Lounge

Guests can enjoy a delicious cocktail while relaxing in the Panorama Bar and Lounge. The perfect mix of casual and comfortable awaits after a long day of exploring!

Gift Shop

Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or for yourself, you’ll find a great selection of wearables and collectables. Many items are exclusively made by Ecuadorian artists!


Year of construction: 2002
Refurbished: 2015
Tonnage: 2664 tons
Category: Expedition yacht
Length:  71.8 meters
Capacity: 90 guests / 50 cabins
Motors: Engines 2 Cummins KTA 38 – MO engines of 850 HP each
Electricity 440 V – 220 V – 110 V throughout the boat
Main engines: Propeler / General Motors 340 HP
Max speed: 10.5 knots
Crew: 50 crew + Naturalist guides 8 (including the Expedition Leader) + Permanent doctor on board
Safety & Navigation: All safety equipment



AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat 
PM: ​Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK) 
AM: ​Santiago: Bucaneer Cove (SN/PR/HK)
PM: ​​Santiago: Puerto Egas (HK/SN)
AM:​ Rabida (HK/SN)
PM: ​Bartolome  (HK/SN) 

AM: ​Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)

AM: ​Santa Cruz: Tortoise Reserve (HK) 
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport


  • All meals during the cruise
  • Transfers on the islands on the days of operation
  • Visits and excursions accordung to the itinerary
  • Snorkeling equipment.
  • Medical care on board (but not the cost of medication).


  • Roundtrip airfare from / to Galapagos
  • Soft and alcohilic drinks
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US $100)
  • Ingala Control Card (US $ 20).
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Kayak
  • Wetsuit rental: 17 + Vat USD For 4 Night cruises / 33 + VAT For rental 6 Nights per guest
  • Internet/wifi*
  • Laundry or valet services, gifts and additional items 


  • Single supplement 100%
  • Child discount is of 10% if travelling with 2 adults and under 12 years of age. 
  • Children of all ages are allowed onboard but parents are and will be held fully responsible and liable for their kids safety during the entire cruise.
  • Cruise itinerary is subject to change at any time for situations beyond our company’s control.
  • * Note: internet connections onboard consist of 2 computer stations in the business center and wifi in the yacht’s social areas;  due to the Galapagos’ remote location, internet connections are intermittent and low-bandwidth.  fee of $40+taxes.