Hannah, we are back from our fabulous vacation, and I am so very thankful to you for setting it all up. Please provide me with your supervisor's name and email address so I can give you proper credit! Dilger couple, Custom Galapagos Land Based, March 2012
The luxury Cruises like lapinta, Isabela, and santa cruz cruise are ultimate luxurious ships. these cruises will make your journey a pleasant one.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!! The trip was outstanding; all the arrangements were perfect – from the time we were met at the airport in Quito – to the time we were returned to the airport in Guayaquil.
Alan and I had a truly wonderful experience in Ecuador. Santiago and the rest of staff were excellent hosts, as was the La Pinta and its staff. We had an amazing trip.

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Santa Cruz Vessel

This cruise ship has 44 cabins to carry passengers in style. Known for excellent standards, superb service, expert crew and knowledgeable naturalist guides, the Santa Cruz is a great first class deluxe option for your Galapagos adventure. Families have ample choice between single, double and triple accommodations, and the Santa Cruz is welcoming to travellers of all ages. This vessel has one of the top itineraries of all the larger vessels.


90 Passengers
Length: 237 ft
Crew: 58
Speed: 13 knots


44 in total, including 2 master suites with sofa bed and private balcony; 2 junior suites with twin plus sofa bed; 6 superior cabins; 34 standard cabins on main and upper decks with twin and double cabins


Private bathroom, Air conditioning, Hot water, Sundeck, Bar/Salon, Glass-bottomed boat


Wetsuits are $19 for the short departures and $38 for the week. Snorkel equipment is complimentary.

2013 Naturalist Itineraries

6D/5N  (Central Islands)

Departures Friday-Wednesday.  Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.
Central Islands 6 day/5 night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Friday San Cristobal San Cristobal airport, Interpretation Center
Saturday San Cristobal Cerro Brujo, Punta Pitt
Sunday Santa Fe, South Plaza Santa Fe, South Plaza
Monday Santa Cruz Charles Darwin Station, Twin Craters
Tuesday Española Punta Suarez, Gardner Bay
Wednesday Baltra Baltra airport

6D/5N  (Western &  Central Islands)

Departures Wednesday-Monday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.
Western & Central Islands 6day/5night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Wednesday Baltra, North Seymour Baltra airport, North Seymour
Thursday Isabela, Fernandina Punta Vicente Roca, Punta Espinoza
Friday Isabela Tagus Cove, Urbina Bay
Saturday Santa Cruz Charles Darwin Station, El Chato Tortoise Reserve
Sunday Floreana Post Office, Baroness Cove, Punta Cormorand, Devil’s Crown
Monday Baltra Baltra airport

5D/4N  (Central & Eastern Islands)

Departures Monday-Friday. Contact us for details on itineraries and availability dates.
Central & Eastern Islands 5day/4night Day Islands Visitors Sites
Monday Baltra, Santa Cruz Baltra airport, Las Bachas
Tuesday Santiago Buccaneer Cove, Puerto Egas
Wednesday Rabida, Bartolome Red Beach, Bartolome
Thursday Genovesa Prince Phillip’s Steps, Darwin Bay
Friday San Cristobal Galapaguera Cerro Colorado, San Cristobal airport

2013 Cruise Rates

Boat Deck Master Suite Double (2) VESSEL 90 3.504 4.381 3.504
Boat Deck Junior Suite Twin      (2) 3.069 3.837 3.069
Boat Deck Superior Twin/ Double (6) 2.941 3.675 2.941
Boat Deck Single Standard* (1) 3.971 4.964 3.971
Boat Deck Standard Plus Twin (2) 2.826 3.533 2.826
Boat Deck Twin Standard/Double** (6) 2.713 3.392 2.713
Upper Deck Twin Standard (12) 2.498 3.123 2.498
Main Deck Twin Standard    (12) 2.381 2.977 2.381
HIGH SEASON DEPARTURES HIGH SEASON SURCH, GROSS Adults 130 / children 100 Adults 130 / children 100 Adults 130 / children 100
Mar 25 -29 /Mar 30 – Apr 03
Dec 21-25 / Dec 25-30 /Dec 30-Jan 04
FUEL SURCHARGE Included in cruise rate
Shared Transfers to/from GPS are included in UIO & GYE, from certain hotels
Twin or dbl for sgl use: 100% supp QUITO: Casa Gangotena, Hilton Colon, Swissôtel, Marriott, Dann Carlton
LOW SEASON:  twin or dbl for sgl use: 50% supp GUAYAQUIL: Hilton Colon, Oro Verde, Hampton Inn, Sheraton
Minimum age: 6 years old
  • High Season applies for April 3-9 / Dec 21-25 / Dec 31-Jan4 .
  • A fuel surcharge is included in the rates.
  • The Santa Cruz does not include the option of diving.
  • Please check with our sales staff prior to booking for details on the itineraries, availability dates and rates based on type of cabin.