Galapagos Islands Cruise

On board this Galapagos Islands cruise you will have the natural wonders of this Archipelago within your reach.

Santa Cruz Ship


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Santa Cruz first class ship offers you the opportunity to observe, experience and learn all about the rugged beauty of the Galapagos in the "most comfortable and enchanting option".

Our Cruise ship gives you real comfort and the most rewarding chance to explore unique environments at the pace of your choice, supported by knowledgeable guidance and enjoyable company.

The cabins are located on the Main, Upper or Boat decks and have private bathrooms with showers. There is ample public area and deck space.

Technical Specifications

  • Construction: Bilbao, Spain, 1979. Fully Reconstructed in 1998
  • 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
  • One glass-bottom boat for underwater observation
  • Decks: 4 (Sun deck, Boat deck, Upper deck, Main deck)
  • Naturalists: 6 multilingual
  • Medical Officer: Permanently on board

Other Services

  • Bar - Lounge, Boutique
  • Gift Shop
  • Email, radio, telephone, and Fax communications.
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Stargazing Program
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reading Room and Natural History Library
  • Air conditioned throughout
  • Safety boxes

Our Galapagos Islands cruise shares the wonders of this Archipelago with the world's explorers.

A dinghy ride among mangrove-lined islets allows the observation of the dramatic landscape and coastline, an area of amazing past volcanic activity. While exploring the nearby Islands, various types of birds can be seen, such as boobies, frigates, pelicans.

The black lava will reveal the presence of the endemic marine iguanas. The navigation in shallow turquoise colored water gives you the chance to see marine turtles, rays and sharks.

Our Galapagos Islands cruises aboard La Pinta Yacht, Santa Cruz Ship and Isabela II Yacht are aimed toward all aspects of Galapagos: discovery, adventure, environmental interpretation, aquatic activities, relaxation and superb service.

Our 21-room Finch Bay Eco Hotel Resort on Santa Cruz Island offers land and sea packages with our new Sea Finch Yacht designed to bring guests in close contact with the unique wildlife and wondrous nature of the Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Marine Reserve.

At Metropolitan Touring We Preserve our Heritage

Metropolitan Touring constantly seeks to leave a positive environmental footprint in the communities it works with, as well as contributing to preserve the integrity of ecosystems.

We motivate our clients, guests and staff on environmental awareness with practical actions that are tangible and quantifiable.

Our environmental performance aims at enhancing your experience and the daily work practices of our staff members, and to promote a full circle of environmental improvement.

We view the environment as the relationship between human beings and their natural and cultural surroundings.

It is everything around us, where we walk, what we see, what we breathe, where we live, and where we work.

The Galapagos Islands have been named after the Galapagos Giant Tortoises and this Archipelago, originated from undersea volcanic activity, six million years ago.

This set of Islands (13 major islands, 6 smaller ones, and more than 40 islets) are all part of Ecuador's National Park system.

During our Galapagos Islands cruise, you are taken to shore in small groups by a multilingual naturalist guide, who will explain the captivating geology and history of an eco-world that takes you back millions of years.

You will have the opportunity to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph, and observe the abundant variety of wildlife on each Island.

The best thing is that you will have the chance to swim with sea lions, walk among black marine iguanas basking in the sun and observe the elaborate mating rituals of boobies, albatrosses, or male frigate birds displaying their red pouches.

This Galapagos Islands cruise has flexible itineraries of three, four and seven nights offering you a variety of multi-sport activities. Our rates start at $2,000 per person.

Our Galapagos Islands Cruise INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Island sightseeing
  • All guide and lecture services
  • Taxes and transfers in the island.
  • Glass-bottom boat outings


  • Air transportation to and from Galapagos
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee US $100
  • Immigration Card $10
  • Gifts and items of personal nature.

The route and program of this Galapagos Islands cruise varies according to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and wildlife encounters.

Our crew is trained to deal with all the elements of the nature of this expedition. Safety is always part of the daily programming of activities.

Due to the Islands' volcanic origin, and the fact that most walking is done over pristine and irregular volcanic terrain, you must be in suitable physical conditions for these kind of outings.

Our Galapagos Islands cruise also organizes activities like shorter walks, boat rides, glass-bottom boat trips, snorkeling, swimming and lectures to complement everyone's experience.

Our Galapagos Islands cruise staff will provide you with snorkeling gear (mask and snorkel, fins, floating vest and net bag). A shortie wet suit is highly recommended from June to December.

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