WHY THIS TRIP
The 90-guest vessel Santa Cruise offers an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere for experiencing the full adventure and wildlife exploration in the Galapagos Islands. This boat is very stable and has large cabins. 36 of the cabins are interconnected, making it the perfect options for families or large groups.
Check out the Santa Cruz II for yourself!
A carefully planned Santa Cruz II Galápagos Cruise itinerary includes the Galápagos’ main highlights plus a flexible program allowing guests to enjoy several alternatives for their daily activities. In essence, an expedition to the best National Park, aboard the only ship exclusively built for exploring the Galápagos.
Our Expedition Team consists of three naturalists. All will delight guests with diverse natural history explanations, superb on-deck talks, and eye-catching lectures regarding natural history issues. Their multimedia presentations and recaps will complement the day’s activities. Together with the captain, they will plan the day’s program. They are masters of Galapagos’ knowledge. Soon enough, our Naturalists will become the highlight of your voyage. At night, when pitch-dark starry skies are seen, stargazing is an amazing nocturnal activity. The southern skies are beautifully arranged with exuberant constellations.
LOCAL OPERATOR: METROPOLITAN TOURING
Metropolitan Touring sees the travel business as a people business, and endeavors to create unique experiences in iconic locations for its guests. It currently operates in Peru, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, and Ecuador where it owns and operates a trio of vessels (the Santa Cruz and yachts Isabela II and La Pinta) as well as the Finch Bay Eco Hotel on Santa Cruz Island. Its staff is as committed today as it was when the company was founded more than 60 years ago to create unforgettable experiences for its guests.
The World Travel & Tourism Council selected Metropolitan Touring as one of its case studies worldwide, as an example of sustainability, good practices and commitment. The development of Metropolitan Touring’s existing and new products is based on sustainability principles, preservation efforts, and social welfare support. It continuously measures its environmental performance, and also communicates results to its employees and guests.
Elizabeth H –
Kudos to the Metropolitan staff. Everything was organized, very professional and convenient. Communication was excellent. We always knew exactly what to expect. The Galapagos are magical. It was wonderful seeing the animals up close and personal … mother sea lions nursing their new born pups, blue-footed boobies engaged in a love triangle…. The snorkeling was spectacular. Definitely a trip of a lifetime!