• Aqua

Aqua: A 16-passenger yacht for exploring the islands with dive options

Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,650/per person

The 16-passenger Aqua is a comfortable and adventurous way to enjoy the islands. The boat features a library, a shaded outdoor lounge, a solarium, and dining areas. Itineraries are split between a standard Galapagos island itinerary and one that includes diving (for those with previous diving experience). Excursions are led by a bilingual naturalist guide and include snorkeling, hiking, and diving (for the diving itineraries).

  • Regular departures throughout the year
  • Available for private charter
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Vessel Information

Accommodations

  • 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.

Available Activities (Depending On Itinerary)

    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Zodiac Rides
    • SCUBA Diving

Yacht Specifications

  • 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)

Tuesday
Arrive to Baltra / Baltra Northeast

Wednesday
Bartolome (1 Dive) / Cousin’s Rock (2 Dives)

Thursday
Wolf (4 Dives) / Darwin (4 Dives)

Friday
Darwin (4 Dives)

Saturday
Wolf (3 Dives)

Sunday
Punta Vicente Roca (1 Dive) / Cape Douglas (1 Dive)

Monday
Roca Blanca (1 Dive) / Pinzon (1 Dive) / Puerto Ayora

Tuesday
Santa Cruise Highlands / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B (8 days)

Tuesday
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Wednesday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Thursday
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Cormorant Point (Floreana)

Friday
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) / Sombrero Chino

Saturday
Cowley (Isabela) / Albany Islet & Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)

Sunday
Santiago: Egas Port / Sullivan Bay

Monday
Rabida / Bartolome

Tuesday
Mosquera Islet / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B5 (5 days)

Friday
Arrive to Baltra / Sombrero Chino

Saturday
Cowley (Isabela) / Albany Islet & Buccaneer Cove (Santiago)

Sunday
Santiago: Egas Port / Sullivan Bay

Monday
Rabida / Bartolome

Tuesday
Mosquera Islet / Return to Mainland

Itinerary B4 (4 days)

Tuesday
Arrive to Baltra / North Seymour

Wednesday
South Plaza / Santa Fe

Thursday
Charles Darwin Research Station (Santa Cruz) / Cormorant Point (Floreana)

Friday
Dragon Hill (Santa Cruz) / Return to Mainland

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The itineraries displayed here are only summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing, and budget.

Pricing

Trip length: 8, 5, and 4 day itineraries

Max number of passengers: 16, in 9 cabins

Prices 2022:

Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment. On dive cruises: 12 liter tanks for air, weights, belts; SCUBA safety equipment (Personal Marine Rescue GPS, storm whistle, diving beacon, surface marker tube).

Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $600 per person), gratuities, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, wetsuit rentals, additional diving equipment (such as BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7 mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, dive computer, torch, Nitrox for dive cruises)

Prices in parenthesis are for peak departure dates (Christmas & New Year departures)

4 day cruise:

– Lower Deck: $1,650 ($1,950) per person

– Main/Upper Deck: $1,750 ($2,050) per person

5 day cruise:

– Lower Deck: $2,450 ($2,850) per person

– Main/Upper Deck: $2,550 ($2,950) per person

8 day cruise (non diving):

– Lower Deck: $3,795 ($4,395) per person

– Main/Upper Deck: $3,995 ($4,595) per person

8 day cruise (diving):

– Lower Deck: $4,450 ($4,650) per person

– Main/Upper Deck: $4,650 ($4,850) per person

Children 11 years and under receive a 20% discount (1 child per 2 adults)

Single Supplement: 50% (no surcharge is cabin is booked on sharing basis)

Charters: from $27,400 (4 days), $40,200 (5 days), $62,720 (8 days), $73,200 (8 days diving)

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