Santa Cruz II | Trip Notes

2022 Prices/
per person
5d/4n
Mon-Fri
Thu-Mon
7d/6n
Fri-Thu
Horizon Deck: Explorer Family Cabin/Triple--2 adults + 1 child $4276 $5735
Horizon Deck: Explorer Cabin/Double $4551 $6103
Horizon Deck: Voyager/Single $5234 $7039
Expedition Deck: Explorer Cabin/Double $4734 $6340
Panorama Deck: Explorer Cabin/Double $4871 $6533
Panorama Deck: Darwin Suite $5520 $7407

Prices indicated are per person

Children’s Policy:  Children ages 6 thru 11 years sharing cabin with parents 10% discount (one child per adult paying full fare). . Child's discount does not apply during Holiday Surcharge/Peak season dates.

Single Policy:  15% surcharge.  There are 2 dedicated single cabins, and up to 5 additional Explorer cabins can be reserved as a single with a 15% surcharge. If a sailing reaches 7 single cabins reserved, then additional singles are possible for a 100% surcharge.

Explorer Family Cabin/Horizon Deck: priced based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing; or 3 adults on a special request basis only. For double occupancy there is a 50% surcharge

Holiday Surcharges/Peak Season Conditions:
For the dates of: December 23-29, 2022 and Dec 29-Jan 2, 2023

  • A surcharge of $228 per adult and $136 per child will apply 
  • No discounts (ie children's discounts) apply
  • Twin/double cabins for single use have a 100% surcharge
  • Children's policy does not apply

Gear on board:  Snorkeling equipment is included, wetsuits can be rented for an additional fee and with advance notice. Approximate rates: $15-$20 + taxes for a 5 or 6 day sailing

Darwin Suites include wetsuit rental and free WIFI (one access code per room) but note low bandwith and intermittent service is the norm in this isolated location. 

Communication:  Internet access available on board (for a fee) Note there are 2 computers in the library and wifi in the vessel's social areas. Connections are low bandwith and intermittent.

Payments on board: Travelers checks, VISA, Mastercard and American Express credit cards are accepted.  A tab is run during the trip, payment handled on the last day.

Galapagos National Park Tax: A park fee of $100 per person will be charged to all passengers. Children under 12 years pay $50.

Migration Control Tax: A $20 per person fee is charged to all passengers. This card is issued when you depart for Galapagos, and you will need to show it prior to your return flight to the mainland.

Airline tickets:  You will need to consider airline tickets from Quito (or Guayaquil) to Galapagos and return. These flights are automatically reserved for you with your Galapagos tour reservation.

  • Quito departures:  $495-$530
  • Guayaquil departures:  $495-$530
  • Children under 12:  On request/approx 30% less than the adult fare

Transfers to Galapagos flights:  Group airport transfers will be provided from & to the following hotels, with prior arrangements

  • Quito: Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Mercure, Sheraton, Marriott & Dann Carlton
  • Guayaquil: Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Wyndham & Sheraton

ISO Certification:  The operation of the M/V Santa Cruz II, through Metropolitan Touring’s Galapagos Division, is certified under the international ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) criteria, accrediting it as a quality, trustworthy and serious organization that is respectful of nature and develops its operations keeping in mind the fundamental principles of environmental protection and client satisfaction.

Smart Voyager Certified: The Santa Cruz has achieved the sustainable tourism certification of Smart Voyager.