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Get ready for the eco-adventure of a lifetime with the Galapagos Master Cruise! Built with top-notch steel and equipped with first-class gear, this cruise offers unparalleled access to the world’s most sought-after diving sites like Wolf and Darwin Islands. With a maximum of just 16 guests and a dedicated 12-person crew, you’ll enjoy an exceptional guest-to-crew ratio for a personalized experience. Dive in for four exciting dives each day, along with the option of unique shore excursions!

Prioritizing safety and reliability, this cruise offers a first-class Galapagos experience. Due to the archipelago’s diverse landscapes, you’ll find varying conditions even within single bays or islands. This cruise lets you comfortably explore these differences across the Enchanted Isles. Step aboard and explore all that the Galapagos has to offer on the Galapagos Master Cruise! One of the best ways to discover the Enchanted Isles is through a Galapagos cruise. It allows you to visit different islands in a comfortable way. You can also check out our Galapagos Last Minute Cruise Deals!

Highlights

  • checkVisiting GalapagosOur Galapagos advisors have the required expertise to help you live a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the Enchanted Isles.
  • checkAbout Galapagos MasterGalapagos Master is a great option for seasoned divers who want to experience some of the best and most wildlife-rich diving in the world.
  • checkDesignComfortable cabins: Master has nine modern and well-appointed cabins, including four twins on the lower deck, and four on the upper deck.
  • checkSocial AreasComfortable social seating makes this a great place to relax and swap stories about the day’s adventures and your Galapagos diving experience.
  • checkSafety EquipmentThe best place to snorkel is the Galapagos Marine Reserve. This sport can be practiced always in the company of our naturalist guides.

General information

Class

First Class

Capacity

16 Passengers

Construction year

2004

Type

Diving Yacht

Length

106 ft / 32 m

Width

25 ft / 8 m

Cabins

Lower Deck: Standard: 4
Main Deck: Standard: 1
Upper Deck: Standard: 4

A/C

Yes

Itinerary

ITINERARY 8D (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
  • DAY 1 SAN CRISTÓBAL AIRPORT - LOBOS ISLAND (MONDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel lobos-island

    After boarding at San Cristóbal, all diving guests aboard the Galapagos Master will go on a check-out dive. Carried out in a sheltered bay in an excellent shallow spot, at a maximum depth of 30 ft (9 m), this will allow you to check your dive gear and become acquainted with some of the local marine life.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival, diving
    • mealMeal:Lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 2 PUNTA CARRIÓN - NORTH SEYMOUR (TUESDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - North Seymour Island

    AM: Punta Carrión. This boulder-strewn reef provides a superb introduction to some of the larger pelagics you can expect to see in the Galapagos, including white-tip reef sharks but also the occasional hammerhead and Galapagos shark. Sea lions are ever-present and there is the opportunity for some macro critter spotting with sightings of neon nudibranchs. The wall has an average depth of 50 ft (15 m) and a mild-medium current.
    PM: North Seymour. Situated off the northern tip of Baltra Island, this site provides a stunning drift with sightings of white-tip reef sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, and moray eels. An average depth of 60 ft (18 m) and a medium current are to be expected.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 3 DARWIN ISLAND (WEDNESDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch

    This extinct volcano reaching 490 ft (165 m) above sea level was named in honour of
    naturalist Charles Darwin. It is among the smallest islands within the Galapagos Archipelago. Like in Wolf Island, land visits are not permitted here.

    You will dive twice here, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 4 DARWIN ISLAND (THURSDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Diving Check

    Perhaps the most famed dive site is Darwin’s Arch, which provides an amazing drift dive along the wall at an average depth of just 30 ft (9 m). The expected medium-to-strong currents bring large numbers of hammerheads, black tips, silky sharks, and Galapagos sharks. Schools of jacks are a common sight, along with sea turtles, angelfish, and moray eels.

    You will dive twice here, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, exploring, snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 5 WOLF ISLAND (FRIDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Diving

    Named after the German geologist, Theodor Wolf, this extinct volcano reaches 780 ft (253 m) above sea level and lies some 100 mi (160 km) northwest of Isabela Island. Land visits are not permitted; however, bird life, including red-footed boobies and vampire finch, may be spotted from the boat.

    For the dives at Wolf Island, you can choose from a selection of reefs and walls. Typically, most have medium to strong currents, where the use of gloves is advised. Schooling pelagics are the main draw with sightings of hammerheads, white tips, and Galapagos sharks at each site. Between May and November, whale sharks may also be seen here. Divers should also be on the lookout for red-lipped batfish, barracudas, moray eels, and dolphins.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 6 PUNTA VICENTE ROCA - CAPE DOUGLAS (SATURDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin

    AM: Alternatively known as The Ice Box due to its chilling thermoclines, this headland off the northwest coast of Isabela Island offers a wall drift dive, along which mola mola can be spotted. The occasional Port Jackson shark may also be seen, as well as the endemic Camotillo (white-spotted sand bass). Punta Vicente Roca is also a fantastic place to spot Pacific seahorses, frogfish, octopus, nudibranchs, flatworms, and a variety of sponges. We stick to a maximum depth of 100 ft (30 m), with an average of 60 ft (18 m) while enjoying some milder currents!

    PM: Cape Douglas is known for offering one of the best drift dives in the area and is the best place for spotting marine iguanas and penguins. With an average visibility of 33-66 ft (10-20 m) and a maximum diving depth of 328 ft (100 m), Cape Douglas is indeed one of the most exciting drift dive spots on the island.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single cabins
  • DAY 7 COUSINS ROCKS - TWIN CRATERS - FAUSTO LLERENA BREEDING CENTER (SUNDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel breeding-center

    AM: This is a famous site thanks to the wide variety of marine life you can encounter in just one dive, but it is for moderate to advanced divers only. Depths range from 33 to 295 ft (10 to 90 m), with visibility between 98 to 197 ft (30 and 60 m) depending on the season. Currents here are moderate, and surges will be experienced in the shallows. In the water, you’ll encounter sloping rock plate formations and a fantastic wall that drops far down out of sight. These rocky formations are home to seahorses, Galápagos black coral, octopus, a wide range of tropical fish, and Galápagos sharks and hammerheads.

    PM: Los Gemelos (or the Twin Craters) are not, in fact, craters–although no less impressive for it! These two large pits were actually caused by the collapse of empty magma chambers after a volcanic uprising. The world-famous Charles Darwin Research Center is just a 10-minute walk from downtown Puerto Ayora and is the home of the non-profit Charles Darwin Foundation. Inside, you’ll find exhibits about the geography, geology, and climate of the Galápagos, and the evolution of its unique species.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking, snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, lunch, dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodation
  • DAY 8 INTERPRETATION CENTER - SAN CRISTÓBAL AIRPORT (MONDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - San Cristóbal Island

    AM/PM: The Gianny Arismendi Galápagos Interpretation Center in San Cristóbal Island aims to provide a complete history of the archipelago and give visitors a more holistic understanding of these islands’ unique habitats and wildlife. There are also interesting exhibits covering the Galápagos’ human history, and the conservation efforts in place to preserve the islands and undo some of the damage human occupation has brought. Then, you will be transferred to San Cristóbal Airport for your return flight to the mainland.

    • ActivityActivity:Walking, departure
    • mealMeal:Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Bus Transport Transfers airport-yacht-airport in Galápagos
  • Airport pick-up and assistance
  • Single or double accommodation. Triple accommodation under request, subject to availability.
  • Tour Guide Guided expeditions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Tour Guide Top bilingual Park-certified guide (English/Spanish)
  • assistance Cruise service officer
  • Activities Daily activity briefing
  • Meals All meals and snacks
  • Meals Soft drinks
  • Captain's welcome and farewell cocktail
  • Gear Equipment Use of sea kayaks and paddleboards
  • Gear Equipment Expedition gear
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + Round trip to Galapagos
    + Galapagos National Park entrance fee: USD 100 p.p. (subject to change)
    + Migratory control card: USD 20 p.p. (subject to change)
    + Alcoholic beverages
    + Gratuities for guide and crew
    + Travel and health insurance
    + Micro SD card

Additional information

  • We suggest having valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • When flying to Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil, we recommend arriving in the city at least 24 hours before your flight, to avoid inconveniences in case of flight delays. Cruise departures have fixed schedules and extra fees may occur for reaching the cruise on another day.
  • All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with us before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because Galapagos is a high-demand destination, availability changes every day. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
  • Keep in mind that some cruises require you 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 ticket arrangement.

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