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Galapagos Sky Cruise is a dedicated scuba liveaboard offering trips on 7-night itineraries year-round. You can spend three dive days in the remote northern islands of Wolf and Darwin which have now been scientifically recognized as having the highest abundance of sharks in the world! You will also dive with endemic marine iguanas at Cabo Douglas and mola mola at Punta Vicente Roca. The itinerary truly gives you the best scuba experience in the Galapagos! You will do up to four dives a day with one night dive on the itinerary.

Step aboard and explore all that the Galapagos has to offer on this first-class yacht. The Sky is a cruise where safety and reliability are essential parts of any Galapagos first-class experience. Exploring the Galapagos Islands via cruise is an unparalleled experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of these unique islands by booking one of our exquisite Galapagos cruises. And don’t forget to 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 SkyThis first-class liveaboard offers a superb opportunity to discover the marvelous diving destinations of the Galapagos Islands.
  • checkDesignSky is equipped with eight cabins, each featuring either twin or king-sized beds, along with a private shower and air conditioning.
  • checkSocial AreasThe boat's salon is the perfect place to relax between dives and socialize with fellow passengers on board.
  • checkSafety EquipmentDiscover the world's best snorkeling sites in the Galapagos Marine Reserve with the Sky, in the company of expert Naturalist Guides.

General information

Class

First class.

Capacity

16 passengers.

Construction year

2001.

Type

Steel hulled vessel.

Length

100 ft / 30,48 m.

Width

24 ft / 7.31 m.

Cabins

4 master cabins.
4 deluxe cabins.

AC

Yes.

Itinerary

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

    AM: Arrive at the airport at San Cristóbal on Sunday and be met by the crew, who will collect your luggage and escort you to the ship. Your luggage will be delivered to the dive deck for you. After everyone is on board, be introduced to the ship and do the mandatory safety briefings and drills. Then, head northwest of San Cristóbal to Lobos Island for a check-out dive of the islet.

    PM: This will be your first underwater introduction to Galapagos sea lions and fur seals! Watch them zoom in and out and dance playfully. Even on this first day of the liveaboard cruise, one can begin to see the myriad of uniquely diverse land formations that comprise the Galapagos Islands topside.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrival. Diving.
    • mealMeal:Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or double cabins.
  • DAY 2 BARTHOLOMEW - COUSIN'S ROCK (MONDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Bartholomew

    AM: At Bartolomé, dive and look for Galapagos penguins, then enjoy a popular land tour in this lovely area. Climb to the top of the hill where breathtaking views abound.

    PM: Located off the eastern coast of Santiago Island, the Cousin’s Rock dive is an itinerary favorite and is done along a beautiful wall. Take advantage of great opportunities for viewing corals, frogfish, sea horses, scorpion fish, and octopus. It is also a great dive for large schools of barracuda and hammerhead shark sightings. Sea lions will be your companions upon entry and on the safety stops.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Diving.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 3 WOLF AND DARWIN (TUESDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Darwin-Arch

    Embark on a three-day diving adventure around the legendary islands of Wolf and Darwin, enjoying up to four dives daily, plus a night dive. Witnessing the majestic yet inaccessible terrains of Wolf and Darwin makes it clear why shore excursions are absent from this part of the cruise. The vertical cliffs offer no path upwards!

    • ActivityActivity:Diving.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 4 DARWIN ISLAND (WEDNESDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Diving

    The Arch at Darwin Island honors its reputation as a spectacular diving site. In fact, there are several dive sites here, each one offering unique experiences depending on entry points and currents. The water tends to be a few degrees warmer compared to the central islands.

    On just a single dive, you might encounter schooling hammerhead sharks and Galapagos sharks. Large pods of dolphins are a common sight, and thick schools of skipjack and yellowfin tuna weave through the waters. Additionally, expect to see big eye jacks, mobula rays, and silky sharks during your underwater adventure.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 5 WOLF ISLAND (THURSDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Galapagos Diving Fish

    Wolf Island is magical, with several dive sites to choose from. If you want to see sharks, this is the right spot. This is a place for schooling hammerhead sharks, large aggregations of Galapagos sharks, and occasionally whale sharks. Seeing dolphins, large schools of tuna, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions, and sea turtles is common.

    The bottom is littered with hundreds of moray eels, many of them free-swimming. Look for many representatives of the Indo-Pacific underwater fauna as this dive site is several degrees warmer than the central islands. On a night dive here you will also enjoy spotting and watching the red-lipped batfish walk along the bottom of the sea!

    • ActivityActivity:Diving.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 6 DOUGLAS CAPE - VICENTE ROCA POINT (FRIDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Vicente-Roca-Penguin

    AM: Delight in a dive at Cabo Douglas, Fernandina Island’s western side, where the underwater world captivates divers with Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, and flightless cormorants. Witness sea lions, seahorses, and sea turtles, while also navigating through regions where horn sharks, red-lipped batfish, and occasional hammerhead sharks roam.

    Furthermore, the vibrant aquatic life includes creole fishes, parrot fishes, scrawled filefishes, pacific box fishes, and tiger snake eels, each contributing to a memorable dive.

    PM: Vincente Roca Point, though colder, unveils a magnificent deep vertical wall, adorned with soft coral, sponges, and endemic black coral, inviting divers into a vibrant marine world. Regular encounters include mola (oceanic sunfish), sea horses, and red-lipped batfish, while the overhead spectacle might present fly-bys from flightless cormorants and Galapagos penguins.

    A post-dive panga ride showcases Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, and blue-footed and Nazca boobies, rounding off a not-to-be-missed diving experience!

    • ActivityActivity:Snorkeling. Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 7 PINZÓN ISLAND - SANTA CRUZ HIGHLANDS (SATURDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Santa Cruz Highlands

    AM: Dive at Isla Pinzón, where sharks, sea lions, mantas, eagle rays, and moray eels roam beneath the waves. Expect to see a colorful array of fish such as yellow-tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, and barracuda, among others.

    PM: After diving, transition to the Itabaca Channel, taking a 45-minute bus ride to explore the lush highlands of Santa Cruz and observe Galapagos giant tortoises in their native habitat. Visit Puerto Ayora, then return to the Itabaca Channel to reboard the ship. Enjoy dinner onboard as we set course for San Cristóbal, where your journey concludes Sunday morning.

    • ActivityActivity:Diving. Hiking.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Double or single accommodations.
  • DAY 8 INTERPRETATION CENTER - SAN CRISTÓBAL AIRPORT (SATURDAY)
    Rebecca Adventure Travel Origin Theory & Evolve - San Cristóbal Island

    Awaken off the coast of San Cristóbal for a morning land excursion. Visit the Interpretation Center to explore Galapagos’ fascinating human history, followed by a stroll through the town, your final shopping opportunity. In the late morning, depart the Galapagos for the mainland.

    • ActivityActivity:Hiking. Departure.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast.

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Live Galapagos Sky Cruise Availability

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Inclusions

  • Bus Transport Transfers airport-yacht-airport in Galapagos.
  • 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.
  • Gear Equipment 80 cu ft / 12 L tank, weights, and weight belt. Up to 4 dives per day on 5.5 days.
  • 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
    + Nitrox (USD 200 in 2023 and 2024)

Additional information

  • It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team 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 the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Because the 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 the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Authenticity: Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which guarantees authentic hotels (preferably family-owned), high-quality tours, great service, and, last but not least, value for money.
  • Tailor-made design: Whether travelers prefer a Galapagos island-hopping tour, a cruise, or a tailor-made tour of Ecuador, our 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 insurance up to EUR 3 million. 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 your travels: Although online communication is essential, in-person service is very important, too. This is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice at the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen, Netherlands. During your trip, there will be local personal hostesses at each destination, e.g., the Galapagos Islands.
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