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Dive in the Galapagos

Example 7 Day Cruise aboard Galapagos Aggressor
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Drive in the Galapagos on this week long cruise throughout the islands, exploring the rarely visited Wolf and Darwin Islands. Not only can you dive four times a day, but there is also an option for a night dive and two land excursions on Bartolome and to the Santa Cruz highlands.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Baltra
Day 2 : Punta Carrion - Bartolome Island
Day 3 : Wolf Island
Day 4 : Far Western Islands
Day 5 : Far Western Islands
Day 6 : Fernandina and Isabela
Day 7 : Cousins Rock and Santa Cruz Highlands
Day 8 : Fly Quito

Highlights

  • Hike up Escelera on Bartolome for some amazing views
  • Dive the famous Darwin and Wolf Islands to see Hammerhead Sharks and more.
  • Visit Giant Tortoises at El Chato on Santa Cruz
  • Explore the marine world of the Galapagos from your live-aboard dive ship

Ship

Galapagos Aggressor

Places Visited

  • Ecuador
  • Galapagos
  • South America
  • Baltra
  • Bartolome
  • El Chato Tortoise Reserve
  • Los Gemelos (Twin Craters)
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Punta Carrion
  • Santa Cruz
  • Wolf
  • Wolf Island

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Moderate

Trip Snapshots

Diving with a sea turtle A diver gets a love bite from a remora Sea turtles await! Travelers learning how to scuba dive. Coral grouper, diver, & school of fish

Day 1 Arrive Baltra

Arrive Baltra Airport. Meet the group and your guide for your transfer to the dock where youe Galapagos cruise ship awaits! Get familiar with the ship before your orientation dive at North East Coast of Baltra Island.

Day 2 Punta Carrion - Bartolome Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning have 2 morning dives in Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island). This first dive is a 40 ft. - 90 ft. dive with the possibility of seeing White Tipped Sharks, Stingrays, Eagle Rays and Marbled Rays, Scorpion Fish, Sea Turtles and Sea Lions. Later head to Bartolome Punta for a 20 ft. - 90 ft. dive in great habitat for Groupers, Creole Fish, White Tipped Sharks, Barracudas, Scorpion Fish, Sea Turtles, and Guinea Puffer Fish. Keep an eye out for the occasional Hammerheads and Bottlenose Dolphins!

In the afternoon head back to the Bartolome Punta area for another dive, then take to lake for a hike to Bartolome Summit. Take La Escalera, a long winding wooden staircase to the highest point on Bartolome for some amazing views of the island.

Day 3 Wolf Island

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This day is all about Wolf Island, with 2 morning and 1 afternoon dive. Also June through December head out for one more dive at night!

The dives range from 40 ft. - 90 ft., with a 1 to 3 knot current giving you the opportunity to see schooling Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Eagle Rays, Marble Rays, Galapagos Sharks, Silky Sharks, Eagle Rays, Green Turtles, Octopus, Sea Lions, schools of Tuna, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Sea Lions and Fur Seals.
There is a chance to spot the occasional Whale Shark or Orca.

Day 4 Far Western Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's dive locations depend on the season. In January to May , head out on 2 morning dives at Darwin and then 2 afternoon dives at Wolf. In June to December, all 4 dives will be at Darwin.

The Darwin dives range from 40 ft. - 90 ft., with a 1 to 3 knot current with another opportunity to see schooling Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, Silky Sharks, Eagle Rays, Green Turtles as well as some new animals with the occasional Hawksbill Turtle, Whale Shark, Manta Ray, and Orca.

Day 5 Far Western Islands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's dive locations depend on the season.
In January to May , Head to Cabo Marshall on the east side of Isabela Island for 2 morning dives, 2 afternoon and a night dive. The dives range from 20 ft. - 100 ft. dive with great habitat for Giant Manta Rays, Creole Fish, White Tipped Reef Sharks, Sea Lions, Fur Sea Lions, Yellow Fin Tunas, and Salemas.

In June to December, further explore the uniquely remote islands of Darwin and Wolf with 2 dives at each location.

Day 6 Fernandina and Isabela

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Back over the Equator into the Southern Hemisphere for 2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas on Fernandina Island and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela Island. These dives range from 20 ft. to 90 ft. with the change of swimming with Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, Sea Lions, Seahorses, Sea Turtles, Horn Sharks, and Creole Fish.

Day 7 Cousins Rock and Santa Cruz Highlands

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
This morning take your last dive at Cousins Rock. At 20 ft. - 100 ft. dive with Eagle Rays, Sea Lions, Green Turtles, Fur Seals, King Angel Fish, Puffer Fish, Marble Rays, Sting Rays, and Black Coral.

Arrive at Itabaca Channel between Baltra and Santa Cruz. After lunch go ashore for a private bus tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This
will include a stop at Los Gemelos (The Twins, two enormous sinkholes), a walk through Scalesia Forest for a scenic view over Santa Cruz, a visit to the Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises, and exploring the Lava Tubes.
After the hike, head to Puerto Ayora to explore the town, shop and visit the tortoise-breeding center Fausto Llerena at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Find a nice place to have dinner ashore at on your own. After dinner return to the boat, now docked at Puerto Ayora for your nautical return to Baltra.

Day 8 Fly Quito

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast it is time to disembark and head to Baltra Airport. Be sure to remember the suggested 24 hour no-fly rules when planning your departure.

Galapagos Aggressor

Per person starting at
$5,795
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Deluxe Stateroom
Four lower deck cabins with two lower single beds (side by side) with private head and shower, individual climate control.
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Master Stateroom
Four upper deck cabins with 2 single beds side by side that can be made into a queen bed (upon request), private head and shower, closet, port window, and individual climate control.

Notes

A single supplement rate is 65% times the per person rate and will guarantee a private stateroom.

Dive sites are selected by the Captain and may vary due to weather conditions and logistics. The dive master will require proof of certification before your first dive.

Single Supplement

This yacht requires single travelers to pay a supplement for private accommodations unless a roommate can be found.

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 Aggressor 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
  • Rental Gear Rates Snorkel gear: $50/week (mask/fin/snorkel)
  • Yachts are equipped with 80 cu. ft. aluminum tanks. A few 60 cu. ft. tanks are available upon request. Tanks have “K” valves for use with standard yoke regulators. “DIN” and “J” valves are not used. Package rental gear rates are available.
  • $70/week (7mm wetsuit)
  • Gratuities and drinks aboard the ship
  • Travel Insurance

Galapagos Flights

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

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