Galapagos
Islands
Soft Adventure
Trip Style
Tourist Superior
Cruise Category

M/Y Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise Description:

Embark on an extraordinary journey with motor yacht Aqua through the stunning Galapagos Archipelago. Our expertly curated itineraries promise the best of both worlds – captivating naturalist experiences and unparalleled diving adventures. With comfortable accommodations featuring full-size double beds, ocean-view windows, and a cozy solarium, Aqua is ideal for adventurers of all ages. Explore the healthiest marine life in the Pacific, encountering giant manta rays, schools of salemas, and the elusive Mola-mola. Whether you choose our diving liveaboard or naturalist programs, ranging from 3 to 7 nights, Aqua ensures unbeatable value and a fascinating exploration of the Galapagos Islands’ unique wonders.

KEY FEATURES

  • Galapagos: Unique wildlife above and under the waves!
  • Unique routes through the Galapagos
  • Comfort at the right price

The Galapagos Islands are an exceptional goal destination and the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise can offer two types of itineraries. One, a naturalist itinerary in which you can explote the Islands and the magnificent creatures that motivated Darwin’s theory of evolution or  you can pick the jdiving itinerary investigating the profundities of rich and energetic biological community accompanied by expert divers. The vessel likewise offers Naturalist Guides in ample comfortable cabins with outstanding service making your trip an ideal experience.

Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise features 2 tank compressors, enriched air nitrox, scuba tanks with valves, belts, weights and also a rinse table and camera. Dives are done from a dive tender, which allows easy access to the different diving sites to divers.

Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise has 8 cabins, 4 of them situated on the principle deck with windows that will enable you to appreciate the lovely dawn and nightfalls of the Galapagos Islands. 3 different cabinsare situated on the lower deck with lofts and 1master cabin with an ocean view incomparable confort. Every one of them are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning, electricity and all that you may need to make your stay perfect.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Category Midrange
Type

Motor yacht

Length

26 m / 85 ft

Beam

5.5 m / 18 ft

Capacity

16 passengers + 8 staff / crew members,

1 instructor guide and 1 divemaster guide on diving liveaboards, and 1 bilingual naturalist guide on naturalist programs)

Electricity

110 V / 220 V

Dinghies

2 Caribe (C-20 and C-17) with 50 HP

Yamaha four stroke outboards

Social Areas

Sun deck:

Solarium area and shaded relaxing area

Upper deck:

Shaded outside deck

Main Deck:

Dive platform

Amenities:

TV, DVD, laptop, beamer, deck chairs

Speed

9 knots (16,6 km/h)

Safety Features

 1 Life raft

• 2 radars and 1 AIS radar

• VHF and HF radios

• 2 GPS with alarm and depth sounder

• Satellite and mobile phones

• Bilge pump and fire pumps

• Fire extinguishers throughout the yacht and 3 CO2 banks

• Complete first aid and trauma kit, including emergency oxygen tanks

Emergency life jackets in the cabins

 

AQUA YACHT CABINS LAYOUT

Lower deck plan (3 cabins / 10m2)

2 cabins with a double size lower bed and single upper bed (for double or triple use)

Main deck plan (1 cabin / 10m2)

1 cabin with a matrimonial bed

Upper deck plan (5 cabins / 10m2)

4 cabins with a single lower bed and a single upper bed, and 1 cabin with a matrimonial bed

Sun deck


1

Itinerary A / 8D – 7N / Diving

TUESDAY – TUESDAY

DAY 1

TUESDAY

AM: Arrival at Baltra airport

PM: Baltra Northeast (Checkout dive)

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY

AM: Cape Marshall

PM: City of the Mantas

DAY 3

THURSDAY

AM/PM: The Darwin’s Arch (Darwin)

DAY 4

FRIDAY

AM: El Arenal (Darwin)

PM: Shark Bay (Wolf)

DAY 5

SATURDAY

AM: The Pinnacle and The Caves (Wolf)

PM: Anchorage – Night dive (Wolf)

DAY 6

SUNDAY

AM: Vicente Roca Point

PM: Cape Douglas

DAY 7

MONDAY

AM: Cousin’s Rock

PM: Highlands (Santa Cruz)

DAY 8

TUESDAY

Transfer to Baltra Airport
2

Itinerary B / 8D – 7N / Naturalist

TUESDAY – TUESDAY

DAY 1

TUESDAY

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

PM: North Seymour

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY

AM: South Plaza

PM: Santa Fe

DAY 3

THURSDAY

AM: Cormorant Point – Champion Islet

PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

DAY 4

FRIDAY

AM: El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters

PM: CC Fausto Llerena

DAY 5

SATURDAY

AM: Dragon Hill

PM: Sullivan 

DAY 6

SUNDAY

AM: Egas Port (Santiago)

PM: Chinese Hat

DAY 7

MONDAY

AM: Rabida

PM: Bartholomew

DAY 8

TUESDAY

AM: Mosquera

Transfer out to Baltra Airport

 


3

Itinerary B5 / 5D – 4N / Naturalist

FRIDAY – TUESDAY

DAY 1

FRIDAY

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

PM: CC Fausto Llerena

DAY 2

SATURDAY

AM: Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)

PM: Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

DAY 3

SUNDAY

AM: Egas Port (Santiago)

PM: Chinese Hat

DAY 4

MONDAY

AM: Rabida

PM: Bartholomew

DAY 5

TUESDAY

AM: Mosquera Islet

Transfer out to Baltra Airport

 


4

Itinerary B4 / 4D – 3N / Naturalist

TUESDAY – FRIDAY

DAY 1

TUESDAY

AM: Arrival at Baltra Airport

PM: North Seymour

DAY 2

WEDNESDAY

AM: South Plaza

PM: Santa Fe

DAY 3

THURSDAY

AM: Cormorant Point – Champion Islet

PM: Post Office Bay & Baroness Lookout

DAY 4

FRIDAY

AM: El Chato Reserve – Twin Craters

Transfer out to Baltra Airport

 

NOTE: Cruise Itinerary is subject to change due to Galapagos National Park dispositions or to circumstances  beyond our control (force majeure).

Above prices include:

Accommodation as confirmed.

All mentioned meals (full board), filtered water, tea and coffee.

All excursions and activities as mentioned in the itinerary, guided by a National Park certified naturalist guide.

Beach towels and snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask and flippers). Wetsuits are also available for rent.

Above prices do not include:

Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.

Soft and alcoholic drinks.

Galapagos National Park entrance fee and Transit Control Card (currently USD 100 and 20, respectively, and subject to change).

Personal travel insurance.

Personal expenses, extras, and tips.

Important Notes:

  • Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the national park.
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee encounters with specific elusive species.
  • Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.
Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
diving under the sea with whale in Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
canoe with diving people of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
water diving with fish
Dive platform of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Twin cabin of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Twin cabin of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Double cabin of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Sundeck of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Lounge of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
Dining area 2 of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
dining room of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise
double cabin of the Aqua Galapagos Diving Cruise cruise

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