M/V Santa Cruz II

ExteriorDrawing on four decades of experience sailing the Galapagos, the designers of the M/V Santa Cruz II completely refitted and refurbished this former Artic exploration vessel in 2015 with innovative features added exclusively for its new role as the flagship expedition yacht of the Galapagos archipelago.

'Explorer' Double CabinAccommodating up to 90 guests, the M/V Santa Cruz II has fifty comfortable cabins including single, double and triple bedding configurations. The ship features three deluxe 325 square-foot ‘Darwin’ suites, two 127 square-foot ‘Voyager’ single cabins, forty-three 163 square-foot ‘Explorer’ double cabins and two 192 square-foot ‘Explorer’ triple cabins. All beds (except single cabins) can be converted from two twins into one double and all rooms are fitted with air conditioning, iPod/MP3 docking stations, safe deposit boxes, and hairdryers.

Beagle Dining RoomStarting at top of the vessel, the M/V Santa Cruz II’s Sky Deck features a state-of-the-art fitness area, solarium and observation platform. The Panorama Deck below is highlighted by the Panorama Bar & Lounge and a unique ‘al fresco’ dining area at the stern. On the Expedition Deck are two hot tubs and the Expedition Lounge & Library. On the Horizon Deck below is the ship’s reception area and gift shop. And finally on the lower-most Ocean Deck, the elegantly appointed Beagle Dining Room hosts guests for lavish meals.

Glass-bottom boatThe M/V Santa Cruz II is the perfect vessel for exploring the Galapagos, offering guests a variety of amenities including snorkeling equipment, kayaks, informative lectures, and glass-bottom boat rides. Join Friendly Planet on the M/V Santa Cruz II, for a Galapagos experience that you’ll never forget!




Deck Plans & Cabin Classes

MS Santa Cruz ship layout Download the PDFM/V Santa Cruz II ship layout to see specifications of various cabin classes and deck plans.



Length: 235.5 ft. Beam: 44 ft.
Tonnage: 2,936.5 tons Cruising Speed: 10.5 knots
Passenger Capacity: 90 Crew: 50
Passenger Decks: 5 Construction: 2002 in Valdivia, Chile
Electricity: 440V, 220V & 110V Refurbished: 2015 in Guayaquil, Ecuador