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The M/V Santa Cruz, the only ship built exclusively for Galapagos Islands cruising, has been completely renovated during its annual dry dock in September/October 1998. The "New Santa Cruz" has 48 cabins and has been redesigned and refurbished inside and outside.
Itinerary, program, activities, flexibility, service... These have been also renovated and improved. An Excllent Itinerary will provide a most complete vision of the Galapagos main highlights within a flexible program that will allow passengers to choose between shorter or longer hikes, Zodiac cruises, glass-bottom boat, swimming activities, etc., often been able to do at least two activities on each location. The itineraries have been planned to offer the best of the archipelago in such a way to ensure the continued preservation of this unique ecosystem.

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APROXIMATE PRICE CATEGORY
I
$ 2.000
II
$ 1.501 - $ 2.000
III
$ 1.001 - $ 1500
IV
$ 500 - $ 1.000

NOTES:

  • All rates are per person in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice.
  • Send us an email and we will confirm the best price and suitable dates for your tour.
  • Take advantage of last minute prices.
  • Choose the best package for your unforgettable holidays.
  • Our clients are the best guarantee of our service.





ITINERARY
 
ITINERARY 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
FRIDAY TO FRIDAY
Friday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal / Chatham / Island)
Kiker Rock and Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)

Saturday Punta Suarez (Española (Hood) Island)
Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Sunday

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)

Monday

Baltra (South Seymour) Island
Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)

Tuesday Bartolome Island
Puerto Egas (Santiago (James) Island)
Wednesday

Rabida Island (Jervis)
North Seymour Island

Thursday

Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Station

Friday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal (Chatham Island)
ITINERARY 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Monday

Baltra Island
Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)

Tuesday Bartolome Island
Puerto Egas (Santiago (James) Island)
Wednesday

Rabida Island (Jervis)
North Seymour Island

Thursday

Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Station

Friday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal (Chatham Island)
ITINERARY 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
FRIDAY TO MONDAY
Friday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal / Chatham / Island)
Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)

Saturday Punta Suarez (Española (Hood) Island)
Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Sunday

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Punta Vicente Roca(Isabela Island)

Monday

Santa cruz and Baltra Island

ITINERARY 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
MONDAY TO MONDAY
Monday

Baltra Island
Cerro Dragon (Dragon Hill) (Santa Cruz Island)

Tuesday Bartolome Island
Puerto Egas (Santiago (James) Island)
Wednesday

Rabida Island (Jervis)
North Seymour Island

Thursday

Highlands of Santa Cruz Island
Charles Darwin Research Station

Friday

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal (Chatham Island)
Cerro Brujo (San Cristobal Island)
Saturday Punta Suarez (Española (Hood) Island)
Punta Cormorant (Floreana Island)
Sunday

Punta Espinoza (Fernandina Island)
Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island)

Monday

Disembark directly at Baltra Island/ Baltra Airport

NOTES: Considering the changes in the flight schedules, weather conditions and National Park Regulations, we have included several alternatives to the visits offered to our passengers in the first and last day of the cruise program. The Guide will provide information about the final program.

We will not be held responsible for any refunds whatsoever for changes to the printed or scheduled itinerary
 
TECHNICAL
 
SPECIFICATIONS
 
  • Construction : Bilbao, Spain, 1979
  • Reconstruction : Talcahuano, Chile, 1998
  • Category : First Class
  • Gross Tonnage : 1675
  • Capacity : 90 guests
  • Length : 72.35 meters ( 237.3 feet )
  • Beam : 11.85 meters ( 38.86 feet )
  • Speed : 13 knots
  • Electricity : 110 Volts in the cabins with  220 Volt sockets available in Reception and Dining area.
  • Engines : 2 Sulzer engines, 1620 BHP each
  • 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 
  • Boston Whaler :  1 with glass-bottom with for underwater observation
  • Owner : ETICA / Metropolitan Touring
  • Decks : 4 (Sun deck, Boat deck, Upper deck, Main deck)
  • Crew : 52
  • Naturalist : 6 multilingual (includes Chief Naturalist) 
  • Medical Officer :  Permanently on board





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