Discover the Best Galapagos Cruise

Best Galapagos Cruise on board one of these ships where you can rest assured that you will have the safest adventure.

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But also another very good option is on board Santa Cruz first class Ship. Whichever you choose you can be sure you have picked quality and outstanding service.

Metropolitan Touring Travel Company (the owner of the ships mentioned above) is the pioneer of tourism in Galapagos.

They assure their guests that all voyages are planned to minimize any disturbance to wildlife or fragile habitats while maintaining the best service on board.

Here's a complete review on each of these selected Galapagos Cruise Ships:

Yacht Isabela II

This is by far the best Galapagos cruise. It is the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos Islands, Isabella II combines elegance and relaxation to help you make the most of your Island experience.

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Characteristics:

  • 16 cabins with twin beds
  • 2 cabins with double bed for single or double use
  • 2 cabins with double bed plus a single bed for double or triple use.


Technical Information:

  • Construction: 1979
  • Reconstruction: Pensacola, Florida, 1988
  • Refurbishment: Panama, March 2000
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Gross Tonnage: 1.025 tons.
  • Type of Vessel: Motor Yacht
  • Capacity: 40 guests
  • Length: 53.72 meters (166 feet)
  • Beam: 11.58 meters (38 feet)
  • Electricity: 110 Volts 60 Hz.
  • Navigation Equipment: Gyrocompass, Automatic Pilot, radar, and GPS
  • Safety Certificates: SOLAS 74 – ISM
  • Fire Detector: Automatic with control from the bridge.
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Lifeboats: 2 units semi enclosed
  • Landing Craft: 3 Zodiacs + glass bottom boat
  • Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks: 3 (Sun deck, Cabin deck, Main deck)
  • Crew: 24
  • Naturalist: 3
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board

Metropolitan Touring's reputation is based on always offering the best Galapagos Cruise possible to its guests.

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Other Services at Isabela II:

  • Bar - Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Radio, telephone, E-mail, and Fax communications
  • PA System
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing Program
  • Digital camera and underwater housing
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library
  • Air conditioned throughout


Guest Cabins: New!

  • Safety boxes
  • Hair dryers


Aquatic Activities: New!

  • Wet suits for snorkeling in cooler waters
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Sea kayaks

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Santa Cruz First Class Ship

This ship was exclusively built to offer the best Galapagos cruise in the islands at low prices.

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Characteristics:

  • 2 Master suites double bed + sofa bed
  • 2 Junior suites twin beds + sofa bed
  • 4 Superior cabins twin beds
  • 2 Superior cabins double bed
  • 7 Standard cabins twin beds
  • 1 Standard cabin double bed
  • 1 Standard single cabin
  • 2 Standard interior double cabins
  • 13 Standard twin cabins
  • 12 Standard twin cabins


Technical Information:

  • Construction : Bilbao, Spain, 1979
  • Reconstruction : Talcahuano, Chile, 1998
  • Category: First Class
  • Capacity: 90 guests
  • Length: 72.35 meters (237.3 feet)
  • Beam: 11.85 meters (38.86 feet)
  • Electricity: 110 Volts in the cabins with 220 Volt sockets available in Reception and Dining area.
  • Navigation: Gyrocompass, auto pilot, radar, echo-sounders
  • Equipment: GPS and Radio Director Finder
  • Safety Classification: ABS classification +A1E + AMS #7907 853 SOLAS (safety of life at sea) ISM certificate Complying with the IMO resolution A.788(19) Automatic fire controls
  • Life Jackets: In each cabin
  • Lifeboats: Two 66-man, two 25-man
  • Life Rafts: Two 16-man, two 10-man
  • Zodiacs: 5 for ship to shore transportation
  • Glass-bottom for underwater observation
  • Owner: ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks: 4 (Sun deck, Boat deck, Upper deck, Main deck)
  • Crew: 52
  • Naturalists: 6 multilingual (includes Chief Naturalist)
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board


Other Services:

  • Bar - Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Email, radio, telephone, and Fax communications.
  • PA system
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia natural history lectures
  • Stargazing Program
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room and Natural History Library
  • Air conditioned throughout

Here are more details on Santa Cruz Ship and available Itineraries

Metropolitan Touring follows a common sense code of conduct ashore, and ensures that the ships and their operation are managed in an environmentally responsible manner, guaranteeing also the best Galapagos cruise service.

Pick the Galapagos tour of your choice from Metropolitan Touring (the leading travel company in Ecuador) and rest assured that you'll definitely have the best time of your life in the Galapagos Islands.

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