Aqua: A 16-passenger liveaboard yacht for diving the archipelago
Days: 8 | From: $4,795/per person
The 16-passenger Aqua is a comfortable and adventurous way to enjoy the Galapagos islands above and below sea level. The boat features a library, a shaded outdoor lounge, a solarium, and dining areas. The Aqua allows you to explore the archipelago with morning dives to view the marine life, and afternoon hiking explorations to discover the varied wildlife on land.
- Regular departures throughout the year
- Available for private charter
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- 3 Lower Deck Cabins, 90 sq. ft., 2 cabins have a double lower bed and a single upper bed. These cabins are for double or triple occupancy.
- 1 Main Deck Cabin, 90 sq. ft., 1 double lower bed.
- 5 Upper Deck Cabins, 90 sq. ft., 4 cabins have 1 single lower bed and 1 single upper bed, and 1 cabin has a matrimonial bed.
- All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls, and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.
Groups & Charters: This yacht is also available for private charter or for small groups of friends or family. Its 9 cabins can accommodate up to 16 people. Inquire for more details.
- Zodiac Rides
- SCUBA Diving
- Construction: 1998 (remodeled in 2019)
- Type: Power Motor Yacht
- Length: 85 feet (26 meters)
- Beam: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
- Max speed: 9 knots
- Crew: 8 members + 1 Guide and 1 Dive Master (for diving cruises)
Itineraries & Pricing
Itinerary A (8 days, Diving)
Arrive to Baltra / Baltra Northeast (Checkout Dive)
Cape Marshall (2 Dives) / City of the Mantas (1 dive)
Darwin (4 dives)
Darwin (2 dives) / Wolf (2 dives)
Wolf (3 Dives)
Punta Vicente Roca (1 Dive) / Cape Douglas (1 Dive)
Cousin’s Rock (2 dives) / Highlands (Santa Cruz)
Return to Mainland
The itineraries displayed here are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing, and budget.
Trip length: 8 day SCUBA diving itineraries
Max number of passengers: 16, in 9 cabins
Advanced open water (or equivalent) certificate and a minimum of 50 immersions + diving insurance are required to join any diving liveaboard
Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee, tea, all excursions as mentioned in the itinerary with one English-speaking certified dive guide per 8 guests, airport transfers, 12L Tanks for air, weights, belts, scuba safety equipment (personal marine rescue GPS), towels
Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, wetsuit rentals, additional diving equipment rental (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, torch), Nitrox, dive travel insurance
Prices in parenthesis are for peak departure dates (contact us for details)
8 day SCUBA diving cruise:
– Lower Deck: $4,795 ($4,995) per person
– Main/Upper Deck: $4,995 ($5,195) per person
Children 11 years and under receive a 20% discount (1 child per 2 adults)
Single Supplement: 50% surcharge with a maximum of 2 single cabins per departure. Any additional single cabin can be booked at a 100% surcharge.
Charters (8 days): from $78,720 ($81,920)
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