Live An Adventure Experience In The Galapagos Aboard Santa Cruz II​

Santa Cruz II Galapagos Expedition Cruise Ship

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 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!

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The Yacht Santa Cruz II offers a spacious and elegant onboard experience, with stylish cabins and comfortable social areas. Guests can relax in luxury while enjoying breathtaking views of the Galapagos Islands.

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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!


In addition to being spacious, all cabins are continuously cleaned and kept tidy throughout the day, contributing to the concept of luxury accommodation at sea.


Don’t worry about amenities: our rooms and communal areas come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to feel like this Galapagos expedition vessel is your home away from home.


With five separate decks, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Expedition Cruise Ship is an excellent option for those looking to enjoy the modern and spacious comforts of a first-class Expedition Vessel. You’ll find plenty of space in every corridor and area to sit back, relax, and enjoy the destination.


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


An onboard Hotel Manager, Le Cordon Bleu’s Gastronomic Director, an attentive sailing team, and excellent bartenders all work together to provide you with superb service throughout our Galapagos tour.


Enjoy the comfort and space of luxury cabins or find your own special spot throughout any one of our numerous and spacious decks on our scenic cruise. Have no fear: there’s a perfect space for everyone.

Doctor on board: Cruise safety is our goal!

Your health and safety are always a top priority for us! Since we started sailing in the Galapagos Islands, our ship has always had a well-supplied infirmary and an onboard medical officer available 24/7. These measures help us to provide our guests with a timely response to any discomfort they may experience. We’re proud to be one of the few vessels in the Galapagos Islands with this much dedication to our travelers’ well-being throughout their time on the islands.

Why Travel With Us?

The Santa Cruz II Galapagos Expedition Cruise Ship is a modern Expedition Vessel for the Modern Explorer. It even comes complete with a slew of perks too, including:

Exclusive Island Visits

99% of Galapagos visitor sites are not shared with other vessels. This means that your Galapagos tour will make for a more personal experience.

Small Groups

With an average group size of 11 guests per Galapagos National Park Guide, the Santa Cruz II offers one of the best guide-to-guest ratios in the Galapagos.

Great Coverage

The Santa Cruz II has Galapagos tours that balance out the best of what each archipelago region offers, including the most relevant species and must-see visitor sites.

Carbon Neutral

Preserving the delicate ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands and educating visitors about the archipelago is a big part of our mission. Additionally, the design and technology of the Santa Cruz II are aimed at offsetting our cruise’s carbon emissions.

Galapagos Information

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.


Why stop at seven days? Enjoy our full back-to-back-to-back ship itinerary in the Galapagos Islands! Our combined Galapagos tours allow visitors to experience an even more significant number of islands and see the greatest number of iconic species. Talk to one of our destination experts for more information!

Galapagos Islands Activities & Wildlife

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.

Our Boutique

Packing for the Galapagos Islands can be challenging due to the diverse climate and range of activities. Here's an essential guide to ensure you bring everything you need and fully enjoy your adventure in this natural paradise.

Responsible travel in the Galapagos

Maintaining a pristine ecosystem is one of our most important responsibilities. Our Carbon Neutral policy is a crucial component of our sustainable tourism practices, and we aim to create environmentally friendly travel experiences in the Galapagos Islands. Aboard our Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise, we reuse, reduce, and recycle; we follow consistent waste-reduction practices to minimize our carbon footprint and filter our potable water.

How to get to the Galapagos Islands?

When planning your trip to the Galápagos Islands, you can fly from either José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil or Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito. Flights arrive at Seymour Airport in Baltra or San Cristóbal Airport. It’s essential to coordinate your flight with your cruise departure and compare prices.
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