Galapagos Group Trip: June 2019

 

2019 Galapagos Islands Group Trip - Custom Itinerary!

Led by Katie Yonker of Bluewater Travel

This will be an epic 7-night trip to see hammerheads, mantas, marine iguanas, penguins, batfish, seahorses, galapagos sharks and more. Dive the world-famous Wolf and Darwin and experience heart-pounding shark action!

June 10 - 17, 2019

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7 Nights in Lower Cabin for $5,475 per person, double occupancy

7 Nights in Upper Cabin for $5,575 per person, double occupancy

 

Why Travel With Bluewater?

  • We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value
  • Gear discounts and other benefits
  • Great support if flight/weather issues occur
  • Our custom 7-night itinerary includes diving with marine iguanas, which the 7-night trip does not normally do
  • "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most. The airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

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Trip Overview

Quote from trip leader Katie Yonker: "Diving the Galapagos had been on my bucket list since I became certified, so I was ecstatic to have the pleasure of running a group trip on the Galapagos Master in May 2018. The boat was great, the crew was phenomenal, and the diving was nothing short of mind blowing. We saw many species of sharks, mola, mantas, mobula rays, whale sharks, marine iguanas, macro, and so much more."

The unique and isolated islands of the Galapagos are home to truly extraordinary creatures: Schooling hammerheads and a large variety of other sharks, mantas, sea turtles, and sea lions, as well as endemic species such as penguins, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and extensive schools of fish.

 

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The Galapagos Master is a first-class yacht with capacity for just 16 divers. Its spacious cabins and well-designed dive amenities ensure a comfortable and relaxing trip. A spacious indoor lounge boasts cushioned bench seating and plasma screen for photo viewing, and there is an indoor camera set-up station with numerous charging points and storage drawers situated to the rear, providing ample room for a full photography charter group. Further camera preparation areas can be found on the rear deck next to the dive deck.

Galapagos Master's 7-night trips do not normally include diving with the iguanas, but we've created a cusom itinerary to include the marine iguanas without missing any dives!!

Read the great reviews of the Galapagos Master! Read the reviews on diving Galapagos here.

 

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Marine Life to Photograph

Thanks to their extreme isolation, the Galapagos Islands have some of the most unique marine life on the planet. Here are just a few examples of marine life you're likely to see: dolphins, sea lions, penguins, turtles, marlin and large schools of fish, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, eels, and manta rays. This is a wide-angle photographer's paradise, but don't leave the macro lens at home: frogfish, octopus, seahorses, nudibranchs and other small subjects are found at various dive sites. Finally, visitors often encounter penguins, flightless cormorants, and marine iguanas.

 

Diving Conditions

June is at the tail end of the warm season/beginning of cold season. Daytime air temperatures are still fairly warm with highs in the upper 70s or low 80s. Brief afternoon rain showers are possible but expect the sun to reappear after the rain. Water temperature is 70-82F (21-28C) with some cooler thermoclines at depth. Also, Punta Vicente Roca can be colder, 65F (18C). Visibility stays between 25 - 100 feet (8-30 meters).

 

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Inclusions

  • Accommodations
  • All meals and snacks throughout the cruise
  • Coffee from the espresso machine, tea, fruit juice, and soft drinks
  • 18 - 20 dives
  • 2 - 3 land-based tours
  • Airport transfers

 

Exclusions

  • Park fee ($100 cash, paid upon arrival)
  • Ingala Transit Card ($20 payable at Guayaquil International Airport)
  • Nitrox ($150 for a 7 night trip - recommended!)
  • Airfare, additional transfers, and hotels
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Equipment/computer/underwater torch rental
  • Dive insurance
  • Gratutity

 

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Trip Schedule

The itinerary can be variable and will be planned according to the direction of the trip leader and cruise director on board. They will have a good idea at that time of the conditions at the various locations. Here is an example of a typical itinerary: 

  • Monday: San Cristobal embarkation and checkout dive at Isla Lobos sea lion colony (1 dive)
  • Tuesday: Morning, Carrion Point (2 dives)
  • Afternoon, North Seymour (land visit)
  • Wednesday: Darwin (4 dives)
  • Thursday: Darwin and/or Wolf (4 dives)
  • Friday: Wolf (4 dives)
  • Saturday: Vicente Roca Point/Cape Douglas (3 dives)
  • Sunday: Morning, Cousin Rock (2 dives). Afternoon, land visit to see tortoises
  • Monday: San Cristobal disembarkation followed by Charles Darwin Station (land visit)

 

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About the Galapagos Master

The Galapagos Master liveaboard used to be the "Deep Blue" - a very well-laid out boat. The Master Liveaboard fleet, owned by the Siren Fleet (WWDS), has been refitted with new engines, new compressors, new generators, new water-makers, individual air-con, an entertainment system in each room, a dedicated camera station, and new dive gear for rent, along with many other small improvements.

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Flight Information

The trip will begin and end in San Cristobal. Bluewater Travel can assist you with flight suggestions and booking. Guests will fly into Quito International Airport (code UIO) or Guayaquil International Airport (code GYE), then take one of several daily 1-hour flights to San Cristobal (code SCY).  

We suggest the following flights between mainland Ecuador and San Crisobal:

June 10:

    Avianca #1630, Departs Quito at 10:15am or Guayaquil at 11:50am, Lands San Cristobal at 12:40pm


June 17:

      Avianca #1631, Departs San Cristobal at 1:20pm, Lands Guayaquil at 4:10pm or Quito at 5:45pm

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Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $800
    Payment 2: $3,000, Due 12/1/18
    Payment 3: Balance, Due 3/1/19
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