Recommended Galapagos Island Cruises

Our Galapagos Island cruises offered by Metropolitan Touring have developed an initiative of their own.


This new feature allows guests to understand better certain subjects that at times sound somewhat complex. Natural history, for example, is a vast field to interpret, but there are some key elements that need an extra coverage.

This is why MT has incorporated the ECO Moment. The prefix ECO comes from the words Explore, Conserve and Observe.

The ECO Moment allows the Naturalists to use aids like multimedia animations, images, sounds, drawings, graphs, charts, movie clips, etc, in order to explain in laymen terminology, subjects of some complexity.

The Santa Cruz ship and the Isabela II deluxe Yacht are the pioneers of this initiative.

Santa Cruz Ship

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Santa Cruz Ship Description

This ship has 46 cabins and it was built solely to cruise the Galapagos Islands and was completely renovated in 1998.

The SANTA CRUZ ship has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent standards, including superb service, expert crew, the most knowledgeable multilingual naturalist/guides and menus. Its capacity is for 90 guests.

The Expedition Team consists of a Chief Naturalist and five Naturalists. All will delight you with diverse natural history explanations, superb on-deck talks, and eye-catching lectures regarding natural history issues.

On the Boat Deck, there are two master suites with double beds (plus a sofa bed for a child) and a private balcony, and two junior suites with twin beds (plus a sofa bed for a child).

Six Superior-Class cabins have twin or double beds, that together with the remaining Standard Cabins on the Upper and Main decks offer a variety of accommodations, all meeting the same high standard for comfort and style.

Family guests have ample choice among single, double, triple and quad accommodations.

There is a bar and a Jacuzzi in the Sun Deck, along with the observation platform for dolphin and whale watching.

As an alternative to snorkeling, the glass-bottom boat offers another opportunity to observe the marine life.

In essence, one of the best Galapagos Island cruises aboard the only ship exclusively built for exploring the Galapagos.


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    The essence of the Galapagos Islands in 5 days
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    A rewarding expedition around the Galapagos Islands

Isabela II Yacht

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ISABELA II Luxury Yacht

This yacht has 20 cabins with a capacity for 40 guests, it is the most luxurious yacht cruising the Galapagos, and offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure of the Islands.

The yacht is fully air-conditioned and all cabins are spacious and have private bathrooms.

Its three public decks offer the amenities of a larger vessel, including bar-salon, dining room and sun deck.

There are 3 well trained Naturalists that will delight guests while exploring the Islands with diverse natural history explanations, superb on-deck talks, and lectures regarding the natural history of Galapagos.

Don't forget to look at the sky at night, Stargazing in Galapagos is an amazing nocturnal activity.

The southern skies are beautifully arranged with exuberant constellations.

The sun deck is comprised of a bar with ample outdoor seating, an observation area for whale and dolphin watching, a Jacuzzi and solarium.


Yacht Isabela II Tuesday to Tuesday

Explore the Galapagos Islands in a 7 Day long luxury expedition.

Metropolitan Touring was founded in 1953 and is Ecuador's leading Travel Corporation with its own ground and Galapagos Island cruises expeditions.

Designed for upscale and demanding guests, Metropolitan Touring offers a fulfilling selection of exciting and innovative Galapagos Island cruises.

The Galapagos Island cruises and expeditions aboard the 90-guest SANTA CRUZ First Class Ship and the ISABELA II Deluxe Yacht are geared toward all aspects of the Galapagos: discovery, adventure, environmental interpretation, aquatic activities, relaxation, superb service and much more...

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