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Max Passengers: 16
Ship Type: Motor Yacht

The Galapagos Aqua is the ideal boat for divers and adventure lovers of all ages! It offers a unique combination of both liveaboard diving safaris, including the best diving sites of the archipelago, as well as naturalist cruises for seeing what makes the islands themselves so special, something that should not be missed when visiting the Galapagos Islands. Combine the incomparable diversity above and under the waves at truly the best value available.

The main deck has a landing area & diving platform, including 2 showers and a dry table. The lounge, bar, dining area & small library are also located on the main deck. The upper deck provides a shaded outside lounge area and a smaller exterior lounge in front of the bridge.
The sundeck has a solarium with loungers and offers stunning views.

Technical Specifications: 
​●Type: Motor Yacht
● Year Built: 1998 (Remodeled in 2019)
● Length: 26 meter / 85 feet
● Beam: 5.5 meter / 18 feet
● Cabins: 9 (During the 2019 refurbishment 1 cabin will be added)
● Crew: 8 members + 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. (For naturalist cruises only 1 bilingual naturalist guide)
● Zodiacs: 2 Caribe (C-20 & C-17) with 50 HP Yamaha four stroke outboards
● Max Speed: 9 knots
● Electricity: 110v/220v
● Engines: 2 x 250 HP Caterpillar
● Generators: 1x 80 KW & 1x 60 KW Cummins

Diving Equipment, Safety & Certifications:

Diving Equipment on board:
● 2 dive tank compressors: Enriched air and Nitrox
● Aluminum 12L scuba tanks with valves, belts and weights
● Full personal diving equipment available for rent (BCD, regulator, mask, fins, 7mm wetsuits, hoods, gloves, boots, dive computer, torch, GoPro underwater camera)

Diving Safety Equipment provided on board for free:
● Personal Marine rescue GPS, Storm whistle, Diving beacon, Surface marker tube

Aqua’s Dive related Certifications:
● Certified with PADI, DAN, EFR

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Galapagos penguin on a rock

Central Islands

5 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua
  • Observe Galapagos penguins
  • Discover Cowley Islet's wildlife
  • Hike across Rabida Island
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
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Take a 5-day cruise through the central islands of the Galapagos, aboard the charming and comfortable Fragata. Spend your days exploring the enchanted archipelago, encountering Galapagos giant turtles, sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays and much more! Visit some of the most popular …
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Diving with a sea turtle

Dive Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua
  • Visit Santiago Island
  • Observe sharks at Wolf Island
  • Discover “Darwin’s Arch”
  • Admire Cape Douglas' marine life
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Explore the unique sea life of the Galapagos islands on this amazing 8-day diving cruise on the Aqua! Sail around Santa Fe and Santiago Islands, then to the remote Darwin and Wolf Islands to experience some of the best diving in the Galapagos. Discover unique spots such asCousins rock is located …
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Blue-footed boobies

Naturalist Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua
  • Visit North Seymour
  • Enjoy Espanola's wildlife
  • Discover Santiago Island
  • Encounter sharks at Cowley Islet
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Explore the unique landscapes of the Galapagos islands on this amazing 8-day naturalist cruise on the Aqua! Sail around the central Galapagos Islands, including Santa Fe, Chinese Hat, Rabida and more! Snorkel among amazing sea life, explore beautiful beaches, and hike along trails that allow you to …
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A male frigatebird rests in the trees of the Galapagos

South Central Islands

4 Day Itinerary aboard Aqua
  • Observe blue-footed boobies
  • Swim at Santa Fe Island
  • Discover Dragon Hill
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Frigate, giant tortoises, Galapagos hawks, blue-footed boobies, dragon-like iguanas, and sea lions all play into your Galapagos Islands adventure on this unforgettable 4-day cruise. Explore the southern islands of this unique archipelago on the perfect journey for those who wish to discover the …
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Oct 188Naturalist Cruise
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Nov 018Naturalist Cruise
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Nov 158Naturalist Cruise
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Upper Deck
3 upper deck cabins with a double lower bed and single upper bed (double or triple use)
Lower Deck
5 lower deck cabins with single lower and a single upper bed
Main Deck
1 main deck cabin with a double lower bed



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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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