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East Galapagos

Santa Cruz - Baltra - Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Aqua Mare
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Embark on a 5-day East Galapagos expedition cruise from Santa Cruz to Baltra with Aqua Mare. Start with a cross-island van transfer to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Here, witness giant Galapagos Tortoises and savor a delicious lunch at Manzanillo Ranch. Explore Genovesa Island's coral beach and El Barranco, view fur seals, and hike to see red-footed boobies. Anchor at Bartolome Island and climb up for a spectacular view. Snorkel and encounter sea turtles and penguins. Visit Seymour Norte Island for land iguanas, gulls, and frigate birds before heading to Caleta Tortuga Negra to spot sea turtles and baby black-tip sharks. Enjoy Ecuadorian cuisine and encounter flamingos before departing home.
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  • Encounter giant Galapagos Tortoises and Red-footed and Nazca boobies
  • Climb up to Bartolomé Island's spatter cone for a spectacular view
  • Spot sea turtles and baby black tip sharks in Caleta Tortuga Negra
  • Experience a mangrove estuary excursion and see sea turtles and baby shark
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz | Embark

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  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Upon arrival at the airport, the team shall escort you on a cross-island van and ferry transfer, of approximately 1.5 hours, to Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. On the way, stop at Manzanillo Ranch for a delicious lunch. Afterward, walk along the ranch in search of giant Galapagos Tortoises. Next, board Aqua Mare, the Galapagos Islands’ first luxury superyacht. With 16 strong crew, you can expect a highly personalized experience curated to your every need. The Cruise Director shall provide additional information about the yacht, and your guides speak about the Galapagos National Park. You shall receive a special waterproof bag and a water bottle as a welcome gift.

Day 2: Bahía Darwin | El Barranco, Genovesa Island

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, head to explore Genovesa Island. At Bahía Darwin’s coralline beach, go hiking among Red-footed and Nazca boobies. After the visit, return to the yacht to get suited up for a mid-day snorkeling session. The afternoon sees you at El Barranco to view fur seals resting inside rock crevices. A 1.5 km hike inland takes you to the lava fields to view red-footed boobies as well as great frigatebirds and Galapagos storm petrels.
Activities: Kayaking, Paddle Boarding

Day 3: Bartolomé Island | Sombrero Chino

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
With an early morning anchor at Bartolomé Island, embark on 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 with chances to encounter sea turtles and Galapagos penguins.
Activities: Hiking
After a sumptuous lunch, depart for Sombrero Chino Island, so named after the small crater that forms the islet. The surrounding crystal-clear waters provide a great opportunity for snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking. Return to the yacht for evening sundowners and a barbecue dinner on the upper deck, with the volcanic island serving as a stunning backdrop to your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Activities: Snorkeling

Day 4: Seymour Norte Island | Caleta Tortuga Negra or Las Bachas beach

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your penultimate day in the Archipelago begins with a refreshing breakfast before heading out to Seymour Norte Island. The island is known for its healthy population of land iguanas, swallow-tailed gulls, and great frigate birds. After an adventure-filled morning, head back to the yacht for a delicious lunch aboard Aqua Mare. Next, set sail to Caleta Tortuga Negra, a mangrove estuary that is home to sea turtles.
On a tender excursion, you can spot green sea turtles and baby black tip sharks, End this day discovering more of signature Ecuadorian cuisine with an Andean twist courtesy of Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. In the evening, the Aqua Mare set sail to Las Bachas Beach, one of the favorite nesting sites for sea turtles. After a stroll along the beach, you may encounter some flamingos in the brackish water lagoon.
Activities: Panga ride, Snorkeling

Day 5: Baltra Island | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The last day begins with a luxurious breakfast set against the morning sunrise. A team member shall accompany you for your flight back to the mainland and onward journey home, while you carry with you all the cherished memories of this unforgettable experience.


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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.
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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.
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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.
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 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, house wine and beer. 
  • Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
  • All available non-motorized water sports
  • All meals while on board
  • Selected premium wines and beer, non-alcoholic drinks
  • 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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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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