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This 8-day cruise aboard the Galapagos Sky is a scuba diver's dream. Journey throughout the Galapagos to scuba dive in some of the best spots in the world! Take a land tour in Bartolome and dive in Cousins Rocks. Dive with sharks on Wolf Island and Darwin Island. Experience a wide array of wildlife both in and out of the water on this scuba adventure. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : San Cristobal -Isla Lobos
Day 2 : Bartolome-Santiago-Cousins Rocks
Day 3 : Wolf Island
Day 4 : Darwin Island
Day 5 : Darwin Island-Wolf Island
Day 6 : Isabela - Santiago
Day 7 : Santa Cruz Island
Day 8 : San Cristobal

Highlights

  • Dive in Cousins Rocks and see sea horses, corals, frog fish and octopi
  • Take a land tour in Bartolome and experience breathtaking views
  • See manta rays, mobula rays, turtles and white-tip sharks at Cape Marshall
  • Watch Galapagos turtles in their natural habitat

Ship

Galapagos Sky

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • Charles Darwin Center
  • Darwin Island
  • Leon Dormido
  • North Seymour
  • San Cristobal
  • San Cristobal Airport
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santiago
  • Wolf Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Scuba diving in the reefs Encounter tropical wildlife while you sail on the Aranui With our favorite tortoise Snorkelers interacting with a friendly whale shark. Have the opportunity to swim with Manta Rays

Day 1 San Cristobal -Isla Lobos

In the afternoon, board the Galapagos Sky to meet the crew and your new shipmates. Then participate in a mandatory safety briefing and drill before heading to Isla Lobos for a check-out dive!

Day 2 Bartolome-Santiago-Cousins Rocks

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today begins with a land tour in Bartolome, where you can climb and experience breathtaking views of the islands. Afterwards, take two dives in Cousins Rocks. These dives are itinerary favorites, as they provide great opportunities to see species such as sea horses, corals, frog fish, octopus and scorpion fish. They are also fantastic dives to search for large schools of barracuda and hammerhead sharks.

Day 3 Wolf Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Most experienced divers will agree, Wolf and Darwin can provide some of the best diving encounters in the world! Wolf Island is a great place to see several species of shark, including hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, and occasionally whale sharks. You many also find dolphins, large schools of tuna, spotted eagle rays, barracudas, sea lions and sea turtles. During the night dive, you may even spot red lipped bat fish walking along the bottom of the sea!

Day 4 Darwin Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Darwin Island is recognized as one of the best diving spots in the world. While diving, you may find hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, large pods of dolphins, mobula rays, and a myriad of different fish such as yellow fin tuna and skip jack. You may even see tiger sharks, black and blue marlin and killer whales!

Day 5 Darwin Island-Wolf Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Three dives are planned during day five, two at Darwin Island and one at Wolf Island. After diving, journey back to the central islands.

Day 6 Isabela - Santiago

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Dive at Cape Marshall, located on the north-eastern side of Isabela island, and see tons of manta rays and mobula rays, turtles and white tip sharks. Cape Marshall is also home to huge schools of the endemic salemas and feeding sea lions. Be sure to keep an eye out for snappers, yellow fin tuna, chevron barracude, rainbow runners, wahoo, parrot fishes, and tiger snake eels.

Day 7 Santa Cruz Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
While diving in Isla Pinzon, off Santa Cruz Island, you have the opportunity to dive and encounter a variety of species of sharks, sea lions, mantas, eagle rays and moray eels. Isla Pinzon is also home to a large variety of fish species such as yellow tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, moorish idols, steel pompanos, snappers, grunts, creole fish and barracuda.

After the dive, enjoy a land tour of the highlands of Santa Cruz where you'll see Galapagos turtles in their natural habitat. You also may go on an unguided visit to the Charles Darwin Research Center.

Day 8 San Cristobal

  • 1 Breakfast
Spend the morning visiting the Interpretation Center and walking around San Cristobal before disembarking the ship.

Galapagos Sky

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$5,695
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Notes

For the Galapagos Sky, please add a $35/person hyperbaric chamber fee and a a $100/person (10 day tour) or $140/person (13 day tour) fuel surcharge.

Sky Dancer’s 7 night itinerary offers a total of approximately 17-19 dives and 3 land
excursions, and covers 565.5 nautical miles of ocean. It has two days with long
navigations (15 hours from Wolf to North Seymour and back). Tender diving is the rule
rather than the exception. There will be up to four dives per day including night dives at
Wolf and Darwin. The first two days and last two days will be a combination of shore
excursions with 2-3 dives per day. Most dives are drift dives along the cliff faces of offshore
rocks and pinnacles.

Child Discount

Children under 12 receive a discount of $135 off adult flight rates, and discounted Galapagos Entrance Fee of $50

Included

  • Accommodations on board Galapagos Sky based on double occupancy
  • Meals while in the Galapagos
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide
  • Shore Excursions
  • Swimming and Snorkeling
  • Adventure Life Pre-departure Services and In-Country Assistance (Quito Representative)
  • Transfers and Baggage Handling in the Galapagos

Excluded

  • Airfare (see Galapagos Flights)
  • Quito/Guayaquil Hotel and Transfers
  • $100 Galapagos Park Fee
  • $80 Galapagos Transit Card and Airport Assistance
  • $45 International Departure Tax
  • Divers are required to bring their own snorkel equipment: mask, fins & snorkel
  • Limited quantities of diving equipment are available for rent on board. Inquire for rates. Divers are required to bring their own equipment: mask, fins & snorkel, wetsuit, regulator, depth & pressure gauges, bottom timer or dive watch.
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

  • Quito - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $530 - $595
  • Guayaquil - Galapagos Roundtrip
    • $475 - $540

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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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