M/Y Galapagos Aqua

Destination: Ecuador

Galapagos dive & naturalist cruises  (3-7 Nights) | From $498++/night

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Galapagos Aqua Quick Pitch

The Galapagos Aqua is a mid-range adventure yacht, offering 7-night liveaboard diving trips and 3-7 night naturalist trips all year round. Their itineries can easily be combined to create your ultimate Galapagos dive and adventure trip! 

 

Why You'll like Galapagos aqua

  • Comfortable motor yacht perfect for adventurers off all ages
  • Expert diving instructors/naturalist guides will accompany you on your journey to discovering the unique Galapagos Islands
  • Dive and visit only the most spectacular sites around the Galapagos Archipelago (including Darwin and Wolf Islands)
  • Full size double beds on the lower and main deck and ocean view windows on the main and upper deck cabins
  • Cozy solarium with loungers and stunning views
  • Nitrox available

 

How to get there

There are flights from Quito (stop over in Guayaquil) and Guayaquil to the airports of Baltra or San Cristobal, where your cruise will begin. Your flight will take 30 minutes to get from Quito to Guayaquil and about one hour and a half from Guayaquil to Galapagos. Flights to Galapagos are generally scheduled in the morning; return flights around noon.

 

Dive Overview

Galapagos is without doubt the most spectacular pelagic diving site on the planet! It’s one of the few rare places where you can dive through hundreds of hammerhead sharks and have the chance to see a whale shark cruising along. Dive into the beautiful clear waters of the islands, and discover silky sharks, sea turtles, giant morays, schooling fish in their thousands, and much more!

[See: Galapagos Dive Travel Guide]

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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M/Y Aqua dive liveaboard in the Galapagos

Upper Deck Cabin & Bathroom

M/Y Aqua dive liveaboard in the Galapagos

Lower Deck Cabin & Bathroom

 

Galapagos Aqua Cabin Overview

The boat offers eight cabins: the main deck and upper deck cabins have picture windows that can be opened. The lower deck cabins have portholes only. They also include clean private facilities, hot/cold water, low beds, air-conditioning, and storage space for a comfortable stay.

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General Facilities

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Indoor Lounge 

 

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Dining area

 

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Upper Deck Shaded Resting Area & Sun deck

 

Galapagos aqua Boat Features

  • Indoor lounge & dining area
  • Bar
  • Conference area
  • Library of books
  • Shaded outside lounge
  • Passenger-crew rate of 16:8

 

Galapagos aqua Dive Facilities

  • 2 dive tank compressors: Enriched air and Nitrox.
  • Aluminum 12L scuba tanks with valves, belts and weights.
  • Full personal diving equipment available for rent (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, dive computer, torch, GoPro underwater camera)
  • Dive courses

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Food & Drinks Aboard galapagos aqua

On board the cook will pamper you with exquisite cuisine; generally a combination of international and Ecuadorian dishes, served in buffet style.

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Galapagos aqua liveaboard Deck Plan

M/Y Aqua diving liveaboard in Galapagos

Lower Deck

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Main Deck

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Upper Deck

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Sun Deck

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Schedule, Rates & availability

M/Y Galapagos Aqua Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include park and port fees. The trips shown below are liveaboard diving trips only. These trips can be combined with various 3-7 night naturalist (non-diving) trip. Please ask us for naturalist trip options and availabililty. 

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions] 

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INCLUSIONS

  • Lodging on board in cabin with private facilities.
  • All meals, water, coffee and tea.
  • All diving and visits as mentioned in the itinerary (please note that the itinerary is subject to change).
  • English speaking dive instructor and divemaster
  • Shared shuttle transfer to Quito or Guayaquil airport *only departure transfer (included only if the Galapagos flight has been booked through Galapagos Aqua on scheduled departure cruise dates).
  • All transfers in Galapagos (airport-yacht-airport transfers are only guaranteed if the flight has been booked through Galapagos Aqua)
  • 12L Tanks for enriched air; Weights; Belts; Scuba safety equipment (Personal Marine rescue GPS, Storm whistle, Diving beacon, Surface marker tube).
  • Towels

 

Exclusions

  • Roundtrip flight to Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park entrance fee (USD 100 pp)
  • Transit Control Card (USD 20 pp)
  • Hyperbaric chamber fee (USD 35 pp)
  • Full dive equipment rental (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, dive computer, torch)
  • Nitrox (USD 150 pp)
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance (Medical coverage, Trip cancellation & Dive Accident insurance) and other items of personal nature

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RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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ITINERARY A / 8D - 7N / Diving

Diving in Galapagos is possible with 8 day 7 night itinerary aboard M/Y Aqua! We have designed it specially for travellers who want to travel “deeper” into the enchanted islands. Meet incredible marine life and enjoy only the most spectacular diving sites the Galapagos Islands has to offer!

  • Day 1 Tuesday
  • AM - Arrival at Baltra airport (GPS)
  • PM - Baltra North East (Check Out Dive)
  • Day 2 Wednesday 
  • AM - Bartolome (1 Dive)
  • PM - Cousin's Rock (2 Dives)
  • Day 3 Thursday
  • AM - Wolf (2 Dives)
  • PM - Wolf (2 Dives)
  • Day 4 Friday
  • AM - Darwin (2 Dives)
  • PM - Darwin (2 Dives)
  • Day 5 Saturday
  • AM / PM - Wolf (3 Dives)
  • Day 6 Sunday
  • AM - Vicente Roca Point (1 Dive)
  • PM - Cape Douglas (1 Dive)
  • Day 7 Monday
  • AM - Roca Blanca (1 Dive) / Pinzon (1 Dive)
  • PM - Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz)
  • Day 8 Tuesday
  • AM - Highlands (Santa Cruz)
  • Transfer out to Baltra Airport (GPS)
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ITINERARY B / 8D - 7N / Naturalist

The 8-day naturalist itinerary aboard M/Y Aqua is the opportunity of a lifetime! Visiting incredible sites such as Dragon Hill, Sullivan Bay, magical Isabela island, and more, your stay in the Galapagos Island will be more than complete. 

  • Day 1 Tuesday
  • AM - Arrival to Baltra Airport (GPS)
  • PM - North Seymour
  • Day 2 Wednesday
  • AM - South Plaza
  • PM - Santa Fe
  • Day 3 Thursday
  • AM - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
  • PM - Devil's Crown & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
  • Day 4 Friday
  • AM - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
  • PM - Chinese Hat
  • Day 5 Saturday
  • AM - Cowley (Isabela)
  • PM - Albany Islet & Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)
  • Day 6 Sunday
  • AM - Egas Port (Santiago)
  • PM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
  • Day 7 Monday
  • AM - Rabida
  • PM - Bartolome
  • Day 8 Tuesday
  • AM - Mosquera Islet
  • Transfer out to Baltra Airport
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ITINERARY B / 5D - 4N / Naturalist

Five nights aboard M/Y Aqua will in no doubt provide you with the BEST memories! This route is known as “The Heart of the Archipelago”- discover uniquely shaped Chinese Hat, extraordinary wildlife above and under the waves at Cowley and Albany, and much more! 

  • Day 1 Friday
  • AM - Arrival to Baltra Airport
  • PM - Chinese Hat
  • Day 2 Saturday
  • AM - Cowley (Isabela)
  • PM - Albany Islet & Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)
  • Day 3 Sunday
  • AM - Egas Port (Santiago)
  • PM - Sullivan Bay (Santiago)
  • Day 4 Monday
  • AM - Rabida
  • PM - Bartolome
  • Day 5 Tuesday
  • AM - Mosquera Islet
  • Transfer to Baltra airport
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ITINERARY B / 4D - 3N / Naturalist

The 4-day itinerary aboard the M/Y Aqua invites you to explore the incredible seabird colonies of North Seymour. The fun doesn’t end there- visit the truly magical Galapagos Giant Tortoises in Santa Cruz, discover all the species of Iguanas in South Plazas and much more!

  • Day 1 Tuesday
  • AM - Arrival to Baltra Airport
  • PM - North Seymour
  • Day 2 Wednesday
  • AM - South Plaza
  • PM - Santa Fe
  • Day 3 Thursday
  • AM - Charles Darwin Station (Santa Cruz)
  • PM - Devil's Crown & Cormorant Point (Floreana)
  • Day 4 Friday
  • AM - Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz)
  • Transfer to Baltra Airport
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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Registered vessel name: Aqua Yacht
  • Year of construction: 1998 (Remodeled in 2019)
  • Category: Mid-Range Adventure
  • Lenght: 26 meter / 85 feet
  • Beam: 5.5 meter / 18 feet
  • Maximum speed: 9 knots
  • Maximum guests: 16 passengers
  • Number of cabins: 9
  • Number of crew: 8 members + 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. (For naturalist cruises only 1 bilingual naturalist guide)

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Time Zone: UTC-6
  • Local Currency: USD (US Dollar)
  • Language Spoken: Spanish & English
  • Electricity: 110/220V
  • Payment Onboard: Cash (USD)

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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