The Santa Cruz II is one of our favourites of the larger boats sailing within the Galapagos Islands. Often chosen by families looking for more facilities or by those who want a little more anonymity than is offered by the smaller boats. The size also helps with stability, so it works well if you have concerns about motion sickness or are looking to travel during the choppier months in the summer. The vessel has been designed with a Scandinavian style in mind, with a simple colour scheme in the well-appointed cabins. In between the well-organised itineraries, you should take advantage of the generous communal areas which include comfortable dining areas, lounges, sundecks and a natural history library.