5 Day NORTHERN - Santa Cruz II - Expedition/Luxury cruise -2022

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 25
5 Day NORTHERN - Santa Cruz II - Expedition/Luxury cruise -2022
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Enjoy our luxury and Smart expedition cruises .





The Santa Cruz II was conceived for operations in remote areas. This vessel offers the perfect mix of comfort, style and safety for a remote area like the Galapagos Islands. 

As one of the newest vessels in Galapagos, the Santa Cruz II is capable of welcoming up to 90 guests.


guests with the optimal means for exploring the islands in contemporary style. 

Flexible cabin arrangements are available for any type of group –including solo travelers – and its intelligent and ample social areas give guests room to find their own space on their Galapagos journey. 

Guests will also get to enjoy all Park-approved aquatic activities, including a proper glass-bottom boat! Dine inside or grab a quick BBQ snack on the outdoor terrace. The crew aboard the Santa Cruz II loves to indulge guests with exceptional onboard service!

What’s included

  • Smart service & TIPS
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Naturalist guides
    Bilingual naturalist guides
  • Conferences and lectures
  • Visits to the islands
    Visits to the islands mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation
    Transportation to/from the airport in Galapagos on cruise arrival and departure dates
  • Snorkeling
    Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Glass-bottom boat
  • Paddleboards
  • Medical Officer
    24/7 Onboard Medical Officer
  • Luggage handling
  • Shared transfers
    From main hotels in Quito (Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Sheraton, Marriott, Dann Carlton) and in Guayaquil (Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Wyndham, Sheraton) to airport for flights to/from Galapagos
  • Airline tickets
    To/from Galapagos
  • Entrance fee
    Galapagos National Park entrance fee (US$100 per person)
  • Transit Control Card
    Transit Control Card for Galapagos (US$20 per person)
  • Wetsuits
    (available for rent)
  • Alcoholic and non-
    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Gifts
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Laundry
  • Wi-Fi internet

Available Packages

4 or more adults
Available until 45 days before departure

Perfect for groups or families

Price per person

Based on double or triple accommodation 

* Fuel surcharge not included

Deposit: $500
2 or 3 adults
Available until 45 days before departure
Deposit: $500

Available options

Tips for travel Assistant
Fuel Surcharge


Day 1
Monday; Baltra & Santa Cruz Islands

Baltra & Santa Cruz Islands

You will land in Baltra Island by plane in the morning and then take a guided 

transfer to the dock to board the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise. 

After an introductory briefing onboard, all passengers will partake in an emergency boat drill. Afterwards, you will be assigned to your cabin and then be invited to


Las Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz Island)

This beautiful visitor site is located on the northern shore of Santa Cruz Island, where a glorious white beach awaits along with a couple of brackish lagoons that are just a few steps away from the sea. These lagoons actually serve as the feeding grounds of various wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. You are more than welcome to enjoy swimming and snorkeling activities at this beach, too. Afterwards, we will head back aboard for a welcome cocktail and an expedition briefing about the following day. Dinner is served shortly after this.

Your Organizer

SmartGalapagos is a local sustainable DMC (Destinations Management Company) specialized in the Galapagos and the Cuyabeno reserve in the Amazon. We've lived in Galapagos and love these islands. We know every spot in the Islands and every hotel and supplier. Our expertise is Island Hopping tours for all budgets (Backpacker, Budget, Classic, Extreme,Premium or Luxury) and activities (Cruising, Diving, Nature or Adventure) For every Smart traveler we plant trees, many trees at no additional cost for you! Bet price/quality guarantee!