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East Galapagos

Baltra - Puerto Ayora - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Mare
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Embark on a 6-day East Galapagos cruise with Aqua Mare. Begin by exploring Sombrero Chino Island's crystal-clear waters, and observing sea lions and penguins. Enjoy a diverse range of activities, including snorkeling and kayaking. Anchor at Bartolomé for breathtaking views and snorkel with turtles. Encounter land iguanas at Dragon Hill, and personalize your adventure with various activities. Explore Puerto Ayora's boutiques, attend lectures, and savor fresh seafood. Mornings feature guided meditations, and Punta Suárez offers unique wildlife encounters. Snorkel with sea lions at Bahía Gardner, then explore Santa Fé's rich biodiversity. Conclude with hiking and stargazing at Plaza Sur before bidding farewell in Puerto Ayora, cherishing a week of unforgettable experiences.
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  • Explore Sombrero Chino Island, named after a small crater islet
  • Climb up to Bartolomé Island's spatter cone for a spectacular view
  • Observe sea lions and penguins while snorkeling and paddle boarding
  • Visit Cerro Dragón, home to a healthy population of land iguanas
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

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Day 1: Baltra | Embark | Sombrero Chino

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Once you arrive at Baltra Airport, meet the team and be escorted on a short cross-island transfer to the jetty. Receive a warm welcome aboard Aqua Mare, the Galapagos Islands’ first 50m luxury superyacht, and be treated with the utmost attention courtesy of our 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio. After a delicious lunch, pick out your snorkeling kit complete with mask, fins, snorkel, and an optional wetsuit for your personal use during the week. Receive a special waterproof bag and a water bottle as a welcome gift.

Next, leave for Sombrero Chino Island, named after the small crater forming the islet. In the surrounding crystal-clear waters, you might have the opportunity to observe sea lions and penguins from above. There will be time for snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. After working up an appetite, please return to the yacht for evening sundowners and our signature dining experience crafted by Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.

Day 2: Bartolome Island | Cerro Dragon, Santa Cruz

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With an early morning anchor at Bartolomé Island, embark upon a mild climb up to the summit of a spatter cone for a spectacular view of the island’s iconic Pinnacle Rock. Cool down afterward with a snorkel where you may encounter sea turtles and Galapagos penguins, before heading back to the yacht for lunch as we sail towards Santa Cruz Island.

The afternoon excursion takes you to Cerro Dragón or Dragon Hill, so named because in 1975 it was one of the only places on Santa Cruz Island where scientists could still find a healthy population of land iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus).

Back onboard, swap tales of your magnificent excursion while enjoying the best of the region’s flavors.

Day 3: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Build your own adventure today from a selection of activities, whether you’re interested in snorkeling, hiking, cycling, or even scuba diving. Please reach out to the Cruise Director onboard for more information.

Spend the evening exploring the main town of Puerto Ayora. Stroll along the main waterfront where you can stop by the many boutiques and jewelry shops before heading back to the ship for a fascinating lecture from our guides. Finally, end the day with fresh seafood dining in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 4: Punta Suarez | Bahia Gardner | Islote Osborn, Española

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Rise and shine to a guided meditation on the upper deck before disembarking in Punta Suárez for this morning’s excursion. This visitor site is one of the most interesting landing sites in the Galapagos Islands, due to the high percentage of unique endemism in its fauna such as Española mockingbirds, lava lizards, marine iguanas, and the unique waved albatross.

In the afternoon, take a tender ride to the beautiful array of islets where you can snorkel alongside playful sea lions and many different species of reef fish. The last visit of the day will be Bahía Gardner, an outstanding coralline sand beach that boasts one of the biggest colonies of sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. Back at the yacht, head over to the bar to socialize over a glass of special Aqua Bloody Mare as the crew prepares for departure to our next anchorage.

Day 5: Santa Fe Island | Plaza Sur Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a night of sailing, visit Santa Fé Island for your penultimate day. It is one of the oldest in the Galapagos Islands (around 3.6 million years old), with the island being characterized to some degree by its vegetation of palo santo trees, a pear cactus that is called Opuntia echios barringtonensis, and many other native bushes. Here spot land iguanas, lava lizards, mockingbirds, and Darwin’s finches. After the visit, enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, or stand-up paddle boarding.

After lunch onboard, the boat sails to Plaza Sur Island, located off the eastern shore of Santa Cruz. In the afternoon you disembark at a small but diverse little islet to head out on a two-hour hiking excursion led by your guide to discover its unique landforms. Swap notes on everything you’ve seen today and end the day gazing at the archipelago’s amazing starlit skies while sipping a glass of wine.

Day 6: Puerto Ayora | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The last day begins with a luxurious breakfast set against the morning sunrise. Enjoy the views from Aqua Mare before you make your way to Puerto Ayora for disembarkation. Bid farewell to the crew and your beautiful home for the past week.


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$7,500 2-3 travelers
Aqua Mare Owner's Suite
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Owner's Suite
Located on the main deck, a grand suite like this rarely becomes available unless you charter an entire superyacht. For the exceptional few booking the Owner’s Suite on Aqua Mare, this is one way to assure a trip of a lifetime. At 80 square meters, this luxurious cabin leaves every hotel suite behind. The Owner’s Suite boasts a California king-size bed and multiple closets that will make your home closet envious with its grand beam-to-beam size. Eight large windows plus two more in the bathroom complete that extra over-the-top luxury. A separate study can be conveniently closed off for private dining or to accommodate two more guests in lower and upper beds (the upper one being a comfortable pullman). The bathroom features a large double shower, separate toilet, and vanity with sofa for added comfort. Additional features include a large hydraulic 40" TV hidden from view, two armchairs, and veneer craftsmanship of the highest standards. It has a separate fresh intake valve and is a suite is made for an A-list guest who expects only the best of the best.
Aqua Mare Cabin 2
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Category II
This 26 square meter cabin is located on the Main Deck and is among the first suites to be booked. A comfortable king-sized bed faces a large window, allowing you to enjoy spectacular views from your bed. Two custom built-in armchairs provide space to catch up on reading or plan for your next excursions. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower and plenty of counter space and storage capacity. A separate closet area provides some privacy for the early riser in the couple. An automatic built-in popup TV entertains you in case you want to catch up on your latest Netflix episodes that can be air-played onto the large 40-inch screen. Raw silk wall panels ensure a high level of luxury.
Aqua Mare Category III cabins
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Category III
Located on the lower deck via an elegant circular staircase, this cabin is very quiet. It has a good amount of light streaming in through two oval portholes. Fitted with a queen-sized bed, incredible veneer panels, and suede ceiling panels, this suite is luxurious. Tucked in the corner is a stylish leather desk complete with a comfortable bamboo armchair. Like all suites, it also boasts a flat-screen TV seamlessly built into one of the walls, complete with an Apple TV for air playing your pre-downloaded TV shows or streaming your music to the in-room sound system. The bathroom spans the entire width of the cabin and is illuminated via its porthole. Double sinks and plenty of storage space provide room enough for two. A large walk-in shower and armchair in the bathroom are also a clear indication of the spaciousness of this superyacht.
Aqua Mare Category IV cabin
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Category IV
For those wanting a twin cabin that is located on the lower deck, this is the perfect fit. If you're traveling with family, there is also the option to transform it into a triple cabin. Two large lower twin beds and one beautifully tucked-in Pullman accommodate three adults comfortably. Two portholes and one in the bathroom provide natural light throughout the cabin. A cozy leather-clad desk adds comfort with its elegant bamboo chair. The same craftsmanship is present in all our cabins and this suite shows off the versatility of the Italian CRN yard. The spacious bathroom is fitted with top-of-the-line finishing including Italian marble and veneers.
Aqua Mare Cabin 5
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Category V
Located on the Bridge Deck, this suite complete with a queen-sized bed is located on the highest level of the yacht. The cozy and complete small bathroom suits all needs. Ample closet space is sufficient to unpack fully for your seven nights onboard. It even comes with a leather-clad writing desk and a comfortable bamboo writing chair. A great room with plenty of natural light and a wonderful private view from the large panoramic window.


Single supplement: 75% in addition to adult rate on all departures, 100% in addition to adult rate on Christmas and New Year departures.
  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • All meals while on board
  • Small-group excursions with expert guides.
  • Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
  • Galapagos Park entrance fee 
  • Use of snorkeling equipment, wet suits, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Visa
  • Private Transfers
  • Boutique purchases
  • Cocktails
  • Massage services


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