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Galapagos Aqua Cruise

Duration4 - 8 days
Price From $1,449
Highlights
  • checkAbout AquaGalapagos Aqua Cruise has a 16-guest capacity. It's a comfortable and adventurous expedition boat. Also, it has a diving liveaboard.
  • checkDesignBuilt in 1998, refurbished and renovated in 2019.
  • checkSocial AreasCosy social areas that will complement a comfortable and adventurous stay.
  • checkSafety EquipmentAll our cruise ships operate in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization guidelines.
  • checkVisiting GalapagosExperience the Galapagos Islands on a spacious and private yacht that retraces Darwin's footsteps.
General information
Class Tourist.
Capacity 16 Passengers.
Construction year 1998, Remodeled in 2019.
Type Motor yacht.
Length 28 m. / 85 ft.
Width 5.5 m. / 18 ft.
Cabins 2 cabins with a double size lower bed and a single upper bed, 4 cabins with a single lower bed and a single upper bed, and 1 cabin with a matrimonial bed.
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits Snorkeling equipment included and wetsuits (available for rent).
Itinerary
DIVING (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: BALTRA NORTHEAST (CHECKOUT DIVE)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Baltra
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: Your first stop will be in Baltra North East, where you will disembark close to the yacht in order to try on your diving suit. Make sure you get comfortable; you’ll be using this equipment during your entire diving journey.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Diving.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - AM: CAPE MARSHALL - PM: CITY OF THE MANTAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Manta
    AM: This area on the northeast side of Isabela island offers a few great dive spots. One of them is Ciudad de las Mantas, named for how common it is to see giant mantas. The plankton-rich waters of this area are an attraction for many species of rays, sharks, sea lions, turtles, etc.
    PM: The main attraction of Cape Marshall is a spot where it is so frequent to see giant mantas that it was named “The City of the Mantas”. They come to feed on the plankton-rich waters, which is why visibility can be low.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Diving.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - THE DARWIN’S ARCH / EL ARENAL
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch
    The monumental portal is not even the real highlight, of which treasure is hidden beneath the breakers that splash against the shallow reef platform. The Darwin's Arch is an outstanding hotspot for schools of scalloped hammerhead and, particularly, whale sharks. This largest fish in the world has almost the size of a bus and lets divers get up close and personal.
    Sharks, turtles, and jacks visit cleaning stations all around Darwin’s Arch, to be freed from parasites. They maintain an incredible symbiotic relationship with the resident barber fishes and king angelfishes. The busiest area is usually the sandy slope right in front of the portal, known as “El Arenal”.
    • ActivityActivityHike, Snorkeling, Diving.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - SHARK BAY (WOLF)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Shark-Bay
    Shark Bay, located on the exposed east coast of Wolf, is shallower than most sites around, yet for many the most memorable. Besides being another spot where sharks galore, local cleaning stations reveal fascinating symbiotic relationships. Critically endangered hawksbill and Pacific green turtles visit busy king angelfishes.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Diving.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - AM: THE PINNACLE - PM: ANCHORAGE (NIGHT DIVE)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel The-Pinnacle
    AM: This area has some of the best caves in the Galapagos and an exciting experience at The Pinnacle, it’s located on the northern tip of the main island. It has four good underwater caves that penetrate into the wall of the islet and are easily accessible, although the current can get a bit strong from time to time, from south to north.
    PM: The Anchorage of Wolf is the only dive site located on its sheltered west coast. Right beneath the anchored yacht, walks and hops the weird red-lipped batfish with its leg-fins on the 20 m/70 ft deep sandy bottom. Though active at night and attracted by your light’s beam, this chilly activity probably won’t be the only opportunity to marvel at this endemic Galapagos species.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Diving.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - AM: VICENTE ROCA POINT - PM: CAPE DOUGLAS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos-Diver
    AM: The calmer waters of the coves are well-protected against the ocean swell and are a great place for snorkeling amongst various species of shark, penguins, puffer fish, and even seahorses
    PM: Cape Douglas is sure to provide you with amazing opportunities to observe a large amount of wildlife, above and under the water! Keep an eye out for Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, red-lipped batfish, baleen whales, and more.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Diving, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - AM: COUSIN’S ROCK - PM: SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Seal
    AM: Beautiful shelved reef terraces offer colorful algae, mollusks, sponges, sea fans, and endemic black coral surrounded by a variety of colorful fish as well as a cleaning station of white-spotted eagle rays.
    PM: The road to the highlands leaves from Bellavista, a small village located a 15-minute drive from Puerto Ayora, and passes through the agricultural zone, near the National Park boundary, the Miconia Zone, and then goes to the Fern and Sedge zone.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Diving, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingles and Double cabins.
  • DAY 8 MONDAY - TRANSFER TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Transfer Baltra
    Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityDeparture.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
NATURALIST (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: NORTH SEYMOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-Island
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: This islet is one of the most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - AM: SOUTH PLAZA - PM: SANTA FE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel TURTLES 1
    AM: Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.
    PM: Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - AM: CHAMPION ISLET - PM: BARONESS LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Champion-Islet
    AM: You may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
    PM: Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - AM: EL CHATO RESERVE - PM: FAUSTO LLERENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Fausto-Llerena
    AM: El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.
    PM: On a tour at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center you can see the tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot to be photographed with them.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Exploring.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 5 SATURDAY - AM: DRAGON HILL - PM: SULLIVAN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Sullivan-Bay
    AM: Thanks to the successful breeding program, Dragon Hill is still populated by the largest wild population of Galapagos land iguanas in Santa Cruz.
    PM: The arrival in Sullivan Bay is like a moon landing. The desolate, sprawling fields seem to be mostly lifeless, but this island, which is particularly popular among photographers, still offers a lot to see.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 6 SUNDAY - AM: EGAS PORT - PM: CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Chinese-Hat
    AM: You will have a “wet-landing” and take an easy walk along trails and on the beautiful shoreline of the black sand beach, where you can see birds, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals.
    PM: Chinese Hat is a volcanic cone, forming another islet off the rocky coast of Santiago, where a small colony of Galapagos penguins has settled. This is an excellent place to learn more about volcanoes, lava bombs, and lava tunnels.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabin.
  • DAY 7 MONDAY - AM: RABIDA - PM: BARTHOLOMEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bartholomew-Island
    AM: Oxidised iron particles give the rocks and sand their rusty color. The beach wall holds a shallow green-fringed lagoon; this oasis is the most fertile place on the otherwise arid islet. The salty pool attracts all kinds of aquatic birds, like pintails and sometimes American flamingos.
    PM: Climb the steps of the Bartholomew Peak Trail and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over volcanic peaks, lunar craters, and lava fields. Afterward, you can refresh yourself at the foot of the famous “Pinnacle Rock” and explore the underwater world in the shallow water while snorkeling.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 8 TUESDAY - MOSQUERA - TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Mosquera-Islet
    AM: Galapagos sea lions are true beach lovers and Mosquera offers beautiful white coral sand beaches that contrast with the blue water and attract numerous sea lions. During a beach walk, you can observe numerous species of waders and sanderlings.
    Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
NATURALIST (5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 FRIDAY AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: FAUSTO LLERENA
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapago-2
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: On a tour at Fausto Llerena Breeding Center you can see the tortoises of Española Island, ending in the tortoise exhibit corral. Tortoises of this corral are accustomed to humans; it is an excellent spot to be photographed with them.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Exploring.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 SATURDAY - AM: DRAGON HILL - PM: SULLIVAN BAY
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Dragon-Hill
    AM: Thanks to the successful breeding program, Dragon Hill is still populated by the largest wild population of Galapagos land iguanas in Santa Cruz.
    PM: The arrival in Sullivan Bay is like a moon landing. The desolate, sprawling fields seem to be mostly lifeless, but this island, which is particularly popular among photographers, still offers a lot to see.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 SUNDAY - AM: EGAS PORT - PM: CHINESE HAT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Egas-Port
    AM: You will have a “wet-landing” and take an easy walk along trails and on the beautiful shoreline of the black sand beach, where you can see birds, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot crabs, marine iguanas, and Galapagos fur seals.
    PM: Chinese Hat is a volcanic cone, forming another islet off the rocky coast of Santiago, where a small colony of Galapagos penguins has settled. This is an excellent place to learn more about volcanoes, lava bombs, and lava tunnels.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 MONDAY - AM: RABIDA - PM: BARTHOLOMEW
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bartholomew-Island
    AM: Oxidised iron particles give the rocks and sand their rusty color. The beach wall holds a shallow green-fringed lagoon; this oasis is the most fertile place on the otherwise arid islet. The salty pool attracts all kinds of aquatic birds, like pintails and sometimes American flamingos.
    PM: Expert divers consider this site to be the best in the world. Just in one dive, you can find schooling hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, large pods of dolphins, Mobula rays, silky sharks, and more.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 5 TUESDAY - MOSQUERA ISLET - TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Mosquera-Islet
    Galapagos sea lions are true beach lovers and Mosquera offers beautiful white coral sand beaches that contrast with the blue water and attract numerous sea lions. During a beach walk, you can observe numerous species of waders and sanderlings.
    Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
NATURALIST (4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 TUESDAY - AM: ARRIVAL AT BALTRA AIRPORT - PM: NORTH SEYMOUR
    Rebecca Adventure Travel North-Seymour-SeaLion
    AM: Upon arrival, you will have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage will be inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.
    PM: This islet is one of the most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.
    • ActivityActivityArrival, Hiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealLunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 2 WEDNESDAY - AM: SOUTH PLAZA - PM: SANTA FE
    Rebecca Adventure Travel South-Plaza-Galapagos
    AM: Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.
    PM: Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, and one of the two species of lands Iguanas of the islands.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Kayaking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 3 THURSDAY - AM: CHAMPION ISLET - PM: BARONESS LOOKOUT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Champion-Islet
    AM: You may have the only opportunity in the East to spot Galapagos penguins from the dinghy, or a flamingo lagoon against the pockmarked backdrop of extinct tuff cones and scented palo santo bushes.
    PM: Baroness Viewpoint is a fantastic place to absorb the environment of the Galapagos. Once inhabited by an indulgent baroness and her three lovers, the history of this island is intriguing.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsDouble or Single Cabins.
  • DAY 4 FRIDAY - EL CHATO RESERVE - TRANSFER OUT TO BALTRA AIRPORT
    Rebecca Adventure Travel El-Chato-Turtle
    El Chato Reserve is a protected area and official part of the Galapagos National Park. It extends from Cerro El Chato as far down as the southwestern coast of Santa Cruz Island, where females lay their eggs.
    Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.
    • ActivityActivityHiking, Departure.
    • mealMealBreakfast.
Inclusions
  • Bus Transport Airport transfers in Galapagos (when your flights arrive on the same day as start date of the cruise and when your flight leaves the same day as the end date of your cruise)
  • Double and single accommodation
  • Tour Guide All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide
  • assistance 24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance
  • Meals Water, tea, coffee unlimited
  • Meals All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
  • Gear Equipment Wet Suites
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling Gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Flights from/to Galapagos (we can also arrange the flights for you)
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: $100 p.p.
    + Migratory Control Card: $20 p.p.
    + Isabela dock fee $10 p.p. (if the itinerary includes Isabela island)
    + Transportation between Baltra Airport – cruise terminal fee ($5 p.p.) each way
    + Water taxis (from and to the shore)
    + Alcoholic drinks
    + Personal expenses
    + Optional tips for the guide
    + Personal travel insurance
     

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CRUISE INFORMATION

Are you looking for an amazing Galapagos cruise?
The Galapagos Aqua Cruise is the ideal boat for divers and adventure lovers of all ages! It offers a unique combination of both liveaboard diving safaris, including the best diving sites of the archipelago, as well as naturalist cruises for seeing what makes the islands themselves so special, something that should not be missed when visiting the Galapagos Islands. With the Galapagos Aqua Cruise, combine the incomparable diversity above and under the waves at truly the best value available! Get ready to visit the Galapagos Islands and start a unique experience. With Rebecca Adventure Travel’s Tourist Class Cruises, you will be able to explore Galapagos in a simple but significant way.

If you would like to learn about the difference between exploring the Galapagos Islands on a Land-Based tour vs on a Cruise you can read it here. 
 
A cruise is the best way to discover the Galapagos Islands. Explore the islands aboard these beautiful Galapagos cruises. And don’t forget to check out our Galapagos Last Minute Cruise Deals!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • It is suggested to have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance and Covid-19 Coverage. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions,  availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Cruises have fixed departures so, before booking the cruise and flight tickets, please check dates and itineraries with us. Since The Galapagos is a destination in high demand, the availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options we have available during the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises are required to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise they will charge an extra fee. Please check with us and we will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight tickets arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: An important focus of the tours is that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will guarantee authentic (preferably family-owned) hotels, high-quality tours, great service, and last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers like to do a Galapagos Island Hopping, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour through Ecuador, the local and international destination experts use their own travel experiences to create the right travel plan for every traveler.
  • Safety & 24/7 assistance: Rebecca Adventure Travel possesses all official tour operating insurances up to 3 million EUR. The team can be reached 24/7 for emergencies, by phone, e-mail, Skype, and Whatsapp. This service is available in English, Spanish, and Dutch!
  • Face-to-face assistance throughout the travel journey: Although online contact is essential, personal service is very important too. That is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice in the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen (The Netherlands). During the trip, there will be local personal hostesses on the different destinations e.g. the Galapagos Islands.
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