Galapagos Islands: Santa Cruz II
• Galapagos Islands • Tortoise Conservation Centre • Island excursions • Wildlife viewing • Swimming • Snorkelling • Glass bottom boat excursion
Off the coast of Ecuador lie the Galapagos Islands, one of the world's most prolific wildlife destinations. Travellers delight in seeing incredible landscapes formed by recent volcanic activity and numerous creatures such as the giant tortoise, Galapagos iguana, blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin and waved albatross. The islands are best explored by small ship to discover each island's wonderful differences complete with its own species, a phenomenon used by Charles Darwin as he developed the theory of evolution.
M/V Santa Cruz II Completing her Galapagos maiden voyage in October 2015, this state of the art expedition vessel is home to 90 guests in 50 air conditioned cabins. Superb on board service, friendly crew and the best naturalist guides available share their knowledge of flora, fauna and geology of these amazing islands.
Tips for choosing your Galapagos cruise
2018 5 Day Northern - Islands visited: Baltra, Santa Cruz, James (Santiago), Rabida, Bartolome, Tower (Genovesa)
5 Day Western - Islands visited: Baltra, Floreana, Isabela, Fernandina, Santa Cruz
7 Day Eastern - Islands visited: Baltra, Mosquera, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Espanola, North Seymour
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• 4 to 6 nights' in an Explorer Cabin (twin) or Voyager Cabin (single) on the Horizon Deck aboard the M/V Santa Cruz II. • Personal meet & greet on arrival in the Galapagos Islands • Transfers and transport • Island excursions and daily briefings with specialist guides • All meals on board • Galapagos Transit Control Card
Pricing (per person) $USD
On alternate weeks this cruise departs:
5 Day Northern on Mondays,
5 Day Western on Thursdays,
7 Day Eastern on Fridays. Please contact World Journeys for specific departures. Optional Drinks Packages
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2019 On alternate weeks this cruise departs: 5 Day Northern on Mondays, 5 Day Western on Thursdays, 7 Day Eastern on Fridays.
Please contact World Journeys for specific departures.
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Booking conditions Flights to/from Galapagos are not included in the cruise price. Galapagos Islands National Park fee of US$100 per person is payable on arrival. Cabin upgrades are available on request. Surcharges apply for Galapagos during Easter and Christmas. Cruises can be combined for a longer itinerary and a discount will apply.
Flights to/from Galapagos are not included in the cruise price. Galapagos Islands National Park fee of US$100 per person is payable on arrival. Cabin upgrades are available on request. Surcharges apply for Galapagos during Easter and Christmas. Cruises can be combined for a longer itinerary and a discount will apply.
Book September 2019 sailings by 30 August 2019 to enjoy free luxury hotel nights in Quito!
Book and pay your deposit by 30 August 2019 on departures in September 2019, and enjoy free nights at the luxury boutique Casa Gangotena hotel in Quito pre- or post-cruise: On 7-day cruises: enjoy 3 free hotel nights On 5-day cruises: enjoy 2 free hotel nights
This offer is subject to availability of both the cruise and the hotel rooms.
Step into the elegance and luxury of a bygone era at Casa Gangotena boutique hotel in Quito. Situated in the heart of Quito's Old Town, this beautifully and eclectically-appointed mansion sings with the history of the city. Whether it be the rooms, suites, restaurant, terrace or gardens, each is a space for you to unwind, discover and dream. Casa Gangotena hotel is a member of the Relais & Chateaux group of luxury hotels.
Trip went very well.
The Santa Cruz ship at the Galapagos was well organised, good food, excellent snorkelling gear and generally ran a very professional operation. I don't have anything to compare to with other boats but you can safely recommend the Santa Cruz. The hotel accommodation in all places was an excellent standard. It is definitely an advantage to stay in the old part of town which is where we were. We were met at each airport as planned and we thought Condor Travel in Peru provided well experienced guides for our tours. The train from Cusco to Puno was a treat in luxury and fine dining and I would recommend this to people just for the experience. La Paz is an interesting city. Once again we had an excellent guide who showed us around the city including a ride on the new cable car system. Overall, we thought the trip went very well and suited Diane and I because we have not been to South America before.