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Aqua Description

The Galapagos Islands are a unique destination and the Aqua is the only cruise that can offer two types of itineraries. One, a naturalist itinerary in which you can explore the Islands and the magnificent animals that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution or secondly, you can choose the diving itinerary exploring the depths of rich and lively ecosystem accompanied by expert divers. The vessel also offers Naturalist Guides in ample comfortable cabins with outstanding service making your trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Aqua features 2 tank compressors, enriched air nitrox, scuba tanks with valves, belts, weights and also a rinse table and camera. Dives are done from a dive tender, which allows easy access to the different diving sites to divers.

Aqua Cabins

Aqua has 8 cabins, 4 of them located on the main deck with windows that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunsets of the Galapagos Islands. 3 other cabins are located on the lower deck with bunk beds and 1 master cabin with an ocean view for supreme comfort. All of them are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning, electricity and all that you may need to make your stay perfect.

icon Prices from: US$1595
(4D/3N)

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Cruise Details

  • Category: Mid Range
  • Type: Diving Cruise
  • Year built: 1998
  • Departures: Every Tuesday
  • Capacity: 16 passengers
  • Itineraries: 7, 4, 3 night cruises
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RATES INCLUDE

  • Accommodation on board
  • All meals while on board
  • Purified water, coffee, and tea available during the cruise
  • Transfers in the islands during operational days
  • English speaking naturalist guide
  • Bilingual (English speaking) Dive Master
  • Islands excursions and activities according to the Itinerary
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, tube, & fins)
  • Filled tanks, weights, & weight belt
  • Kayaks on board

RATES NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to/from the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee
  • Migratory Control Card
  • Alcoholic & all bottled drinks
  • Wetsuit rental
  • Nitrox Fills
  • Dive gear equipment rentals
  • Hyperbaric chamber
  • Travel, cancellation and medical insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses

Full Tecnical Details

Main Deck

Main Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Lower Deck

Lower Deck
Length: 25 m
Gross Tonnage: 133 gross tones
Rebuilt: 2012
Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 110v/220v
Guest Capacity: 16 passengers (License granted by the Galapagos National Park)
Crew: 10 members (Includes 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. For naturalist cruise, a bilingual naturalist guide.)
Type: Motor Yacht
Beam: 5.5 m
Main engines: 2 x 250 HP Caterpillar engines & 2x 55 KW Perkins generators
Category: Tourist Superior
Year of construction: 1998
Safety & Communications System:
  • 1 x life raft (25 pax.)
  • 2 x 50 HP Yamaha dinghies
  • VHF radios
  • 2 Radars
  • Depth sounder with alarm
  • Searchlight and horn
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Oxygen
  • Complete first aid kit
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in cabins

Prices

Aqua Prices

2020 & 2021 prices per person

Naturalist Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS 4 NIGHTS 3 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin Lower Deck $3,695 $ 2,395 $ 1,595
Standard Cabin Main & Upper Deck $ 3,895 $ 2,495 $ 1,695
Charter $ 61,120 $ 39,320 $ 26,520

Diving Itinerary

ACCOMMODATION 7 NIGHTS
Standard Cabin Lower Deck $ 4,295
Standard Cabin Main & Upper Deck $ 4,495
Charter $ 70,720

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

These rates are valid all year round, except for high season departures.

Itinerary Aqua

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Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Wed AM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Fri AM Santa Cruz Island: Dragon HillA hypersalinic lagoon frequented by flamingos, stilts, pintail ducks and other species of birds. Read more...
PM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
Sat AM Isabela Island: Puerto VillamilA small peaceful town with a laid back atmosphere and long white-sand, palm-lined beaches. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Albany IsletAlbany Rock lies in the northwest of Santiago and Read more...
Sun AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Mon AM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Tue AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Santa Cruz Island: Puerto AyoraThe economic centre of the Galapagos with many souvenir shops, bars, internet coffee, etc. Read more...
Wed AM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Cousin´s RockA great wall dive site for seeing a forest Read more...
Thu AM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
PM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
Fri AM Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham Read more...
PM Darwin IslandDiving at Darwin is overwhelming as the water it is thick with ham Read more...
Sat AM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
PM Wolf IslandSchools of hammerheads meet up with barracudas and eels to offer the Read more...
Sun AM Isabela Island: Vicente Roca PointThe remnants of an ancient volcano form two turquoise coves with a bay protected from ocean swells. Read more...
PM Isabela Island: Cape MarshallCape Marshall is a very special dive, where lava f Read more...
Mon AM Pinzon IslandA great diving spot for beginners and experienced alike depending Read more...
PM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
Tue AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Fri AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM Sombrero Chino IslandThe landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach, home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Read more...
Sat AM Isabela Island: Cowley IsletClose to the Island of Isabela Cowley Isler is one of the most espectacular places in the galapagos to do snorkeling or diving. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Albany IsletAlbany Rock lies in the northwest of Santiago and Read more...
Sun AM Santiago Island: Puerto EgasPuerto Egas, with its black sand beaches, was the site of small salt mining industry in the 1960s. Read more...
PM Santiago Island: Sullivan BayThe lava field has a variety of patterns made by the shapes and textures of trees that once existed there. Read more...
Mon AM Rábida IslandA bird-watcher´s delight. Species includes Flycatchers, Galapagos Hawks and Brown Pelicans. Read more...
PM Bartholomew IslandBartholomew is home of the Pinnacle Rock, the most famous view in the Galapagos, and a beautiful white-sanded beach. Read more...
Tue AM Mosquera IslandThe island consists is a long narrow stretch of white sand, rocks, and tide pools. Read more...
PM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.
Visit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointVisit PointGalapagos Map
Tue AM Baltra IslandArrival in Baltra airport and transfer to the boat. Briefing onboard about the boat and the island.
PM North Seymour IslandExplore the rocky coast, passing colonies of blue-footed boobies and magnificent frigatebirds. Read more...
Wed AM South Plaza IslandSouth Plaza has one of the largest populations of land iguanas in the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Santa Fe IslandA volcanic uplift that hosts a forest of Opuntia and palo santo. Endemic land iguanas are often seen. Read more...
Thu AM Santa Cruz Island: Charles Darwin StationAn organisation that provides scientific assistance to ensure the proper preservation of the Galapagos. Read more...
PM Floreana Island: Devil´s CrownArguably the best snorkeling site in the islands, Devil´s Crown boasts an amazing variety of fish. Read more...
Floreana Island: Cormorant PointCormorant Point offers a trail overlooking a saltwater lagoon that is a favourite of flamingos. Read more...
Fri AM Baltra. Transfer to the Airport.

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Hello Maria,
Thank you for asking, we just returned to Germany today.
Our cruise was very nice, we enjoyed the dives and the food was great too.

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Klaus
Germany, September 2018
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