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The Santa Cruz is the largest cruise ship operating in the Galapagos Islands and is renowned for top class service, excellent guides and nature lectures, fine dining, and an impressive array of onboard facilities. Cruise ships may not be to everyone’s taste but can offer greater stability compared to the smaller Galapagos yachts as well as a very polished level of service.
The Santa Cruz has recently added a specialist underwater naturlaist guide to help swimmers and snorkellers, and they also have an onboard hydrophone and splash cam allowing you to listen to the calls of dolphins and whales while filming their graceful movements from the panga zodiac to watch on board later.
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SANTA CRUZ SHIP SPECIFICATIONS
- Length: 237 Feet
- Beam: 39 Feet
- Speed: 13 knots
- Crew: 52
- Level of guide: II or III
- Capacity: 90 passengers
Snorkelling / Diving
- Snorkelling: Equipment included (mask, snorkel, fins), wetsuits available for rent $15+tax (5 or 6 days) / $30+tax (8 days)
- Diving possible: no
- Number of cabins:
44 different double / twin cabins offer a variety of levels of comfort and amenities.
- Private bathroom: yes
|110v Electricity point in cabin|
|Safe Deposit Box|
|Emergency Satellite Phone|
|Kayaks||from October 2015|
|Wetsuits for hire|
|Other||Cardio gym, Jacuzzi, Multi purpose room, Medical officer and fully equiped infirmary|
SANTA CRUZ SHIP GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2016
Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.
|5 DAYS - NORTH|
|MON||Baltra, Bachas Beach|
|TUE||Santiago: Bucaneer Cove, Puerto Egas|
|THU||Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps, Darwin Bay|
|FRI||San Cristobal: Tortoise breeding centre, Airport|
|5 DAYS - EAST|
|SAT||San Cristobal: Punta Pitt|
|SUN||Santa Fe, South Plazas|
|MON||Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, various activities on offer pm|
|TUE||Espaņola: Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay|
|6 DAYS - WEST|
|WED||Baltra, North Seymour|
|THU||Isabela: Punta Vicente Roca, Fernandina: Punta Espinosa|
|FRI||Isabela: Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay|
|SAT||Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station, various activities on offer pm|
|SUN||Floreana: Post Office Bay, Champion Islet, Punta Cormorant|
Itineraries valid as of 20th January 2012. Please consult with our sales staff to know which itinerary is running for your Galapagos cruise date.
|2016 SANTA CRUZ SHIP PRICES PER PERSON|
|Horizon Deck||Expedition Deck||Panorama Deck|
|5 days||$3,195 Triple / $3,401 Double / $4,637 Single||$3,538 Double||$3,641 Double or twin / $4,126 Suite||Request this Tour|
|6 days||$3,993 Triple / $4,251 Double / $5,797 Single||$4,423 Double||$4,551 Double or twin / $5,158 Suite||Request this Tour|
Additional fuel surcharge per person is charged during peak Galapagos season: $137, Easter, Christmas & New year.
All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Cruise departure dates are available throughout the year; contact us for up to date availabilities and a price quote - discounts are often available!
Important Note: The Santa Cruz cruise obligates Happy Gringo to buy Galapagos flight tickets directly through them; failure to do so will unfortunately result in a penalty fee being charged to you by the yacht operator.
Santa Cruz Deck plan
Important Note: We are more than happy to request the cabin of your choice at time of booking - just let us know. But please be aware that but the final decision on cabin allocation is always in the hands of the yacht operator so Happy Gringo cannot be held responsible if the operator decides to allocate you to an alternative cabin.
PAST CLIENT SANTA CRUZ SHIP FEEDBACK
“Originally I did have some doubts about being aboard such a large yacht at Galapagos with so many other people, but the personalised service we received from our guide really made up for this and the overall level of service we received really was first class. Recommended!” (Gillian & Vicky Taylor, UK)
"We had a great time with cruise. The staff were friendly, planned everything well, kept us busy, guides were great and food was great. We are also glad that we booked in the bigger cruise. Because it had children of different ages and hence our son had company. We found that smaller boats we came across in the trip did not have kids." (Ravi Kuramote)
"The Santa Cruz was the perfect size ship. The days were active and full of wonderful opportunities to learn and discover the amazing islands." (Kathryn Meyers)
or other Galapagos agencies sell their charter spaces to us at higher prices.
* All boat information is correct at time of publishing but subject to change by the yacht owner or Galapagos National Park authority.
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