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Galapagos Islands Cruises

TRACING DARWINS FOOTSTEPS
  • Santa Cruz Galapagos Cruise
  • Santa Cruz alfresco dining
  • Blue-footed Boobies eggs
  • Santa Cruz twin cabin
  • Santa Cruz double cabin
  • Galapagos Excursion
  • Santa Cruz twin cabin
  • Santa Cruz gift shop
  • Santa Cruz jacuzzi
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Santa Cruz dining room
  • Santa Cruz lounge
  • Sealions
  • Santa Cruz twin cabin
  • Santa Cruz library
  • Santa Cruz sundeck

Santa Cruz CRUISE SHIP

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 Galapagos Cruise

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
Santa Cruz twin cabin

Accommodation

  • Number of cabins:
    44 different double / twin cabins offer a variety of levels of comfort and amenities.
  • Private bathroom: yes

Facilities

Air Conditioning YesCentral
Toiletries Yes
Room Towels Yes
Beach towels Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
110v Electricity point in cabin Yes
Safe Deposit Box Yes
Sundeck Yes
Lounge Area Yes
Bar Yes
Jacuzzi Yes
Reading Material Yes
TV/DVD YesCommunal
Emergency Satellite Phone Yes
Kayaks Yesfrom October 2015
Wetsuits for hire Yes
Other Cardio gym, Jacuzzi, Multi purpose room, Medical officer and fully equiped infirmary

SANTA CRUZ SHIP GALAPAGOS CRUISE ITINERARIES 2015

Browse through the different cruise itineraries below by clicking on each one.

5 DAYS - NORTH
5 DAYS - NORTH
MON Baltra, Bachas Beach
TUE Santiago: Bucaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
WED Rabida, Bartolome
THU Genovesa: Prince Phillip Steps, Darwin Bay
FRI San Cristobal: Tortoise breeding centre, Airport
5 DAYS - EAST
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
WED Baltra airport
6 DAYS - WEST
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
MON Baltra Airport

Itineraries valid as of 20th January 2012. Please consult with our sales staff to know which itinerary is running for your Galapagos cruise date.

2015 SANTA CRUZ SHIP PRICES PER PERSON
Boat deck Master Suite Boat deck Junior Suite Boat deck Superior Boat deck Standard Plus Boat deck Standard Upper deck standard Main deck standard  
5 days $3,892 $3,409 $3,267 $3,140 $2,985 $2,749 $2,620 Request this Tour
6 days $4,866 $4,262 $4,082 $3,925 $3,733 $3,437 $3,276 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)

* Prices may increase if Galapagos yacht operators put prices up for certain popular dates (especially July / August)
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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