Santa Cruz II

Gohagan & Company is proud to provide the most deluxe, exclusively chartered ships in educational travel—the ideal way to experience the unforgettable destinations in our specially designed itineraries. Chartered cruising provides the optimum setting for affinity groups; with no offering to the general public, there is control over the entire ship. Enjoy the luxury of intimate, designated spaces for your association’s private engagements in addition to enlightening lecturers. The next exclusively chartered, deluxe voyage awaits your choosing.

Santa Cruz II

The locally based, first-class Santa Cruz II is designed specifically to navigate the narrow channels, shallow bays and environmentally sensitive waters of the remote Galápagos Islands. The ship employs the latest in sustainable cruising technology in order to protect the archipelago’s delicate ecosystem and maintains the highest international safety standards.

Enjoy the most comprehensive access possible to the region’s marine and wildlife treasures with the ship’s glass‑bottom boat, Zodiacs for island landings, and complimentary kayaking and snorkeling equipment. A team of Ecuadorian naturalists will share their expert insights and in-depth knowledge about the Galápagos Islands’s distinctive ecosystem during daily excursions, natural history lectures and a nighttime stargazing program (weather permitting).

In addition to the included island and marine activities, enjoy complimentary wine and beer with lunch and dinner and a 24-hour coffee and tea station in the ship’s library.

All accommodations are ocean-view, air‑conditioned and tastefully appointed, featuring a private bathroom with shower, a safe and a hair dryer. Cabins (163 to 192 square feet) offer two twin beds or one double bed, and the three Suites (325 square feet) feature one fixed double bed.

All meals, featuring international and Ecuadorian specialties, are served in single seatings in the inviting Beagle Restaurant. Between excursions, guests may enjoy leisure time aboard ship in the Panorama Bar and Lounge, Expedition Lounge and Library with Internet access (conditions permitting), bar, gift shop, observation deck, two hot tubs and fitness center.

The friendly staff is always at your service with a ratio of one crew member for every 1.8 guests. There is a full-time physician and onboard infirmary.

Ship Specifications
  • Officers and Crew: International (50)
  • Language: English/French
  • Suites and Cabins: 50
  • Accommodations size: 163 to 325 square feet
  • Length: 235 feet
  • Width: 43 feet
  • Built/Refurbished: 2002/2015

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