ECUADOR GREEN TRAVEL AND TOUR OPERATOR
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Santa Cruz

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The highly advanced Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise is an Expedition Vessel specifically designed to operate in isolated regions, making it the perfect vessel for exploring the remote Galapagos Islands. Measuring just under 235 feet (72 meters), this ample, five-deck cruiser has 50 cabins that sleep up to 90 guests and includes extensive indoor and outdoor social areas where guests can enjoy the unbeatable splendor of taking a tour throughout the Galapagos Islands. With some of the latest advances in sustainable sailing, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise also aims to protect the delicate and beautiful ecosystem that it explores.

CABINS & DECKS:

The Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise is a spacious ship with a total of five decks. Guests won’t have trouble finding their way around thanks to its intuitive layout, wide hallways, and broad stairwells. And the vessel has it all: dining spaces, social areas, hot tubs, a gym, an entertainment room, a bar and lounge, and even a fully-stocked library.

A total of 50 cruise cabins, which are very spacious and impeccably clean (each with its own private bathroom) provide room for up to 90 guests. There are a variety of cabin options, too. These include: single, double, and family cabins. However, if guests desire a truly deluxe travel experience, the exclusive Darwin Suites are also available, which meet an exceptional standard of accommodation and are found on the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise’s Panorama Deck.

FACILITIES & AMENITIES:

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Panga boat
  • Glass-Bottom Boat
  • Snorkeling Gear
  • Wetsuit
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar Lounge
  • Dyer
  • Washing machine
  • Coffee Station
  • Entertainment Room
  • Library
  • Safe Box
  • Computer
  • PA System
  • Beach and cabin towels
  • Satellite Telephone
  • Air Conditioner
  • Hot Tub
  • Gift Shop
  • Personal Care Products
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fitness Room

DECK PLANS: 

Santa Cruz II’s modern, generous social areas – laid out with choice contemporary materials – are found on four of its five decks. With an intelligent layout, including wide hallways and broad stairwells, guests will immediately know their way around this vessel. 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 its sophisticated simplicity. Each passenger will find their own special space aboard, as the ship offers one of the top 5 (3:2) guest-space ratios of all Galapagos passenger vessels, guaranteeing quality individual attention.

From top to bottom, the Santa Cruz II features ample, indulgent spaces. 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 staircase, guests will immediately know their way around. From dining areas indoors and out, the fitness room and Jacuzzis to the elegant bar and lounge, not to forget the well-stocked library, the ship is designed to please with sophisticated simplicity. Luxury ratios of crew and guides to passengers guarantee quality individual attention.
 


CABINS: 

The Santa Cruz II’s Swedish-designed cabins reflect the latest in cruise trends. Comfortable spaces and large picture windows illuminate the interior areas and allow guests to take in the views, offering elegant relaxation areas after a day of active exploring. The ship has 50 cabins for 90 guests. Families and groups will benefit from the flexible design, which allows 36 of the cabins to be interconnected. Solo travelers can occupy a double room with a mere 15% surcharge, which is well below the Galapagos standard of 100%. Explorer Cabins are located on the Expedition, Horizon, and Panorama Decks.

 

ITINERARIES:

5 DAYS "ITINERARY NORTHEN"
MON AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat 
PM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach (HK)
TUE AM: Santiago: Bucaneer Cove (SN/PR/HK)
PM: Santiago: Puerto Egas (HK/SN)
WED AM: Rabida (HK/SN)
PM: Bartolome  (HK/SN) 
THU AM: Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps (HK/SN)
PM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay (HK/SN)
FRI AM: Santa Cruz: Tortoise Reserve (HK)
Baltra: Transfer to the Airport
7 DAYS "ITINERARY EASTERN"
FRI AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat
PM: Mosquera Islet (HK/SN)
SAT AM: San Cristobal:  Breeding center (HK)
PM: San Cristobal:  Punta Pitt (HK/SN)
SUN AM: Santa Fe (HK/SN)
PM: South Plaza  (HK)
MON AM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Highlands or Tortuga Bay (HK)
TUE AM: Española: Suarez Point (HK)
PM: Española: Gardner bay - Osborn Islet (HK/SN)
WED AM: Santa Cruz: Eden Islet (HK/SN)
PM: North Seymour (HK)
THU Baltra: Transfer to the Airport
5 DAYS "ITINERARY WESTERN"
THU AM: Baltra Airport:  Arrival and Transfer to the boat 
PM: Santa Cruz: Dragon Hill (HK/SN)
FRI AM: Isabela: Vicente Roca Point  (SN/PR)
PM: Fernandina: Espinosa Point (HK) 
SAT AM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station (HK)
PM: Santa Cruz: Optional Activities (HK)
SUN AM: Floreana: Baroness Tower / Post office Bay (HK/SN)
PM: Florena: Cormorant Point / Champion islet (HK/SN)
MON Baltra: Transfer to the Airport

 

SN Snorkeling
PR Panga Ride
HK Hiking

 

RATES:

2022 YACHT SANTA CRUZ II PRICES PER PERSON
SANTA CRUZ II NORTHERN ISALNDS 
MON/FRI
5D/4N
EASTERN ISALNDS 
FRI/THU
7D/6N
WESTERN ISALNDS 
THU/MON
5D/4N
Horizon Deck Explorer Family  Cabin (2)* max. Capacity 3 pax US$ 4,276 US$ 5,735 US$ 4,276
Horizon Deck Explorer Cabin (23)* max. Capacity 2 pax  US$ 4,551 US$ 6,103 US$ 4,551
Horizon Deck Voyager Cabin (2)*  max. Capacity 1 pax US$ 5,254 US$ 7,039 US$ 5,254
Expedition Deck Explorer Cabin (17)* max. Capacity 2 pax US$ 4,734 US$ 6,340 US$ 4,734
Panorama Deck Explorer Cabin (3)*  max. Capacity 2 pax US$ 4,781 US$ 6,533 US$ 4,781
Panorama Deck Darwin Suite  (3)* max. Capacity 2 pax US$ 5,520 US$ 7,407 US$ 5,520
(*) NUMBER OF CABINS PER CATEGORY

 

RATES INCLUDED: NOT INCLUDED: 
ALL MEALS DURING THE CRUISE FLIGHTS FROM AND TO GALÁPAGOS
ENGLISH SPEAKING NATURALIST GUIDE SOFT AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
ALL EXCURSIONS ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY ENTRY TO THE NATIONAL PARK (US $ 100)
MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD (but not the cost of medication) TRANSIT CONTROL CARD (US $ 20)
INTERNET* only for guests staying in cabins on the "Panorama Deck".  MEDICAL / TRAVEL INSURANCE
SNORKELING GEAR TIPS AND PERSONAL EXPENSES
LECTURE SERVICES IN ENGLISH/SPANISH ONLY   WETSUIT RENTAL: 17 + VAT USD FOR 4 NIGHT CRUISES / 33 + VAT FOR RENTAL 6 NIGHTS PER GUEST
  KAYAK
  INTERNET/WIFI*
  LAUNDRY OR VALET SERVICES, GIFTS AND ADDITIONAL ITEMS 

*NOTES

* 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.              

 

 

 

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TESTIMONIAL OF OUR CLIENTS

Fantastic trip with EGT on Tip Top V We had a fantastic 8D/7N trip on the Tip Top V boat, eastern route. We found the trip through dealsgalapagos.com which are Ecuador Green Travel. Carlos Risueno did a fantastic job from start to finish booking our trip. His communication was spot on, everything was correct, his responses very prompt. I couldn’t fault him at all. The rep who met is in Quito airport was also spot on and helped us get through the 2 additional checks you need before boarding your flight to Galápagos. The trip itself was fantastic. The boat Tip Top V was definitely first class. The boat was modern and very clean, having been built in 2019. Our cabin was big enough and had everything we needed and a balcony. The food was brilliant; a huge selection for breakfast with something different every day. Every lunch and dinner consisted of 3 courses, all was tasty and well presented. Federico would keep trying to give you more. Then there were snacks after every morning and afternoon activity. I don’t think we had the same thing twice and definitely came away a couple of kilos heavier! The crew were very professional and everything was done with care and purpose. The whole boat ran like clockwork, everyone knew their role and couldn’t do enough for you. Our original guide unfortunately had a family emergency 2 hours into our trip but the company found a replacement before we’d started the first activity. Felipe did a great job, was informative and kept us on our toes with a busy schedule. And finally the activities; every day we did combinations of walking, kayaking, snorkelling and boat trips. The days started early at 6am but that just meant we packed more in and beat almost all the other groups to the islands. Everyday we were shattered and in bed by 9pm but that was just because we’d had a great day. I could write reams about the Galápagos itself but there isn’t space, it is truly a spectacular place and incredible how close you can get to unique wildlife. A personal highlight was swimming with sea-lions. All in all we couldn’t recommend Ecuador Green Travel and Tip Top V highly enough. If you’re undecided about which companies to go with you can’t go wrong with these.

MARK PRINCE - UK // TIPTOP V YACHT

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Hi Carlos Our recent trip to Galapagos was wonderful I want to express our thanks for your help and patience during the almost two years from our original booking to the actual departure. There were times I thought this trip might never happen. Thanks to you and Green Ecuador it became a reality! We also want to compliment the Seaman yacht crew. The yacht was beautiful and perfect for this type of excursion. All of the crew truly worked together as a team to make the guest experience a great one. As a small business owner for many years I see and appreciate when a team works towards a common goal. Seaman yacht is an exceptionally smooth operation. Our guide Enrique was excellent. He was extremely personable , friendly and knowledgeable. His daily briefings were very well done and provided just the right amount of detail to keep it interesting. His command of English was very impressive and he was always happy and able to answer any questions we had. I should also add that he had no problem getting into the (what turned out to be pretty cool ) ocean water to guide snorkelers twice a day. I think that him being in the water ,plus the very attentive Zodiac pilots, gave the less confident snorkelers more opportunities to see the amazing marine life . The itinerary exceeded my expectations and the specific site selection for the snorkeling was great for all levels of experience . In my personal rating system it is almost impossible to get 5 stars , but this trip was truly 5 STARS. Mark and Linda Conneticut USA

MARC AND LINDA CONLON - USA // SEAMAN YACHT

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I can strongly recommend Carlos for booking a last minute tour to Galapagos with La Pinta. I had been in contact with a few other agencies before, of which I chose two to get into more detail. But then I emailed Carlos and suddenly I had everything I was looking for: a decent price yes, but most of all: a full understanding what I needed. We had some discussions about the cancellation policy and Carlos was the first and only one who fully understood my problem and who came up with a satisfying solution. So we booked with him. Everything went fine, no problems at all. I would book again with him the next time.

BIRGIT - AUSTRIA // LA PINTA YACHT

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What a fabulous vacation! I could not be happier with our entire trip and the way it was planned and handled. Carlos was very responsive in caring for any questions or concerns I had. We told him what we wanted to see and what our primary goals were and he took care of the rest. We were not disappointed! Our guide Gustavo was tremendous as well, punctual, flexible and accommodating. Gus as we came to call him showed us an Ecuador that we would not have seen on our own. He is very knowledgeable about the country he calls home. As far as our visit to the Galapagos aboard the Nemo lll, it was like the icing on the cake. With only 16 passengers aboard we got to know everyone which was very nice, I'll take that over a large ship any day. The captain, crew and our naturalist Marcos were all amazing. Our daily treks and snorkels were always anticipated and everything was nicely planned out. My son and I had the trip of a lifetime, we made so many memories and we are so glad that we chose Ecuador! In summation, if you are on the fence about visiting this beautiful country, do it! And when you do let Carlos plan it for you and ask for Gustavo, you will not be disappointed:)

CRAIG MESEKE - USA // ECUADOR AND GALAPAGOS TRIP

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We had an amazing trip to the coast and Puerto Lopez. Carlos was tremendous in booking our flights and hotels in response to a last minute request and addressing all of questions and responding to our requests. We had an amazing location the first night that allowed us to walk on the malecón in Guaquil(sp) as requested and then when we arrived the next day in Puerto Lopez entered into the most beautiful room on the beach that Carlos had booked for us!! A magical lush garden residence overlooking the ocean. We saw 15 different birds from our room in 15 minutes. The Mandala hotel was PERFECT- a magical beach retreat. The hotel was clearly the realization of an artist's dream. I cannot recommend Mandala, Puerto Lopez, or Carlos more highly. Once you get there - there is so much more to discover, beaches, sea turtle rescue centre, and watching local people bring in their fishing boats all day long. Beautiful!

TERRY MITCHEL - CANADA // PUERTO LOPEZ

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Hi Maciej, Thank you for choosing Ecuador Green Travel as your operator for your trip around Ecuador... It was a pleasure for me to design and arrange all the deatils about your 15 day around Andes, Amazon and Coast in our beautiful country... I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed the trip as much as possible and all the services were according to your expectations... Best regards

MACIEJ CHMIELOWSKI // LAND TOUR AROUND ECUADOR

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