Aqua: A 16-passenger diving yacht for exploring the islands
Days: 8, 5 & 4 | From: $1,595/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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The Aqua has three Lower Deck cabins with a double lower bed and a single upper bed. These cabins are for double or triple use. The Main Deck has one cabin with a double lower bed. The Upper Deck has five cabins with a single lower and a single upper bed.
All cabins have private bathrooms, individual climate controls and ample storage space for clothing and luggage.
Construction: 1998 (remodeled in 2019)
Type: Power Motor Yacht
Length: 85 feet (26 meters)
Beam: 18 feet (5.5 meters)
Capacity: 16 passengers
Max speed: 9 knots
Accommodations: 3 lower deck cabins, 1 main deck cabin, 5 upper deck cabins
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
Displayed itineraries are just summaries. Our travel specialists will help you select the best cruise based on your interests, timing and budget.
Trip length: 8, 5, and 4 day itineraries Max number of passengers: 16, in 10 cabins Prices 2020: Included: All meals, guides & activities, water, coffee and tea, use of snorkeling equipment Not included: Park fees (about $120 per person), Galapagos airfare (about $530 per person), gratuities, soft drinks, alchoholic drinks, wetsuit rentals, diving equipment (for dive cruises) Prices in parenthesis are for peak departure dates (Christmas & New Year departures) 4 day cruise: – Lower Deck: $1,595 ($1,695) per person – Main/Upper Deck: $1,755 ($1,900) per person 5 day cruise: – Lower Deck: $2,395 ($2,595) per person – Main/Upper Deck: $2,635 ($2,860) per person 8 day cruise (non diving): – Lower Deck: $3,695 ($4,095) per person – Main/Upper Deck: $4,065 ($4,450) per person 8 day cruise (diving): – Lower Deck: $4,295 ($4,595) per person – Main/Upper Deck: $4,495 ($4,795) 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 $27,115 (4 days), $40,715 (5 days), $62,815 (8 days), $70,720 (8 days diving)
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