This 8-day Diving Galapagos Islands Cruise aboard the Aqua Yacht reaches some of the region's most remote and pristine islands.
First constructed in 1998 but completely remodeled in 2019, this mid-range vessel is specially designed for scuba diving and beckons those in search of thrilling underwater adventures. The Aqua Yacht boasts nine cozy cabins that comfortably accommodate 16 guests and eight crew members, in addition to one divemaster and one instructor guide to ensure your safety on board and below the waters.
Your journey begins at Seymour Airport on Baltra Island, where you'll meet and greet your expert guide and fellow passengers before heading to Baltra North East for your very first dive. Here, you'll plunge to a depth of 20 m to see whitetip reef sharks and rays up close.
Spend your second day on this liveaboard cruise completing three dives - one at Bartolome and two at Cousin's Rock. Dive beneath dramatic landscapes of lava fields and volcanic cones and into the echoes of the waves, gliding alongside schools of bullseye pufferfish, white tip reef sharks, and seahorses.
Dedicate the next day to exploring the vibrant underwater marine life of Wolf Island, a remote dive site some 100 miles northwest of Isabela, and witnesses spotted whale sharks and hammerheads in their natural habitat while keeping an eye out for red-footed boobies and vampire finches on land.
Revel in the serene waters of the tiny 1.1 sq km Darwin Island, an homage to English naturalist Charles Darwin, and explore the highly anticipated Darwin's Arch while diving among schools of jackfish and blacktip sharks.
Spend an additional day at Wolf Island where you'll complete three more dives, and traverse the Bolivar Channel to Vicente Roca Point to explore its placid coves that teem with Mola Mola and seahorses. Observe marine iguanas and flightless cormorants at Cape Douglas, and journey to Roca Blanca on the southeast coast of Isabela Island for its vast population of tropical fish.
Dive among pods of playful dolphins off the small island of Pinzon, and end your eight-day journey with a visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz, where you'll observe giant tortoises in their natural habitat.
This Diving Galapagos Islands Cruise features some of the region's most highly rated dive sites, and with eight days of spectacular diving, this carefully curated itinerary allows participants to not only observe but get to know the marine wildlife with up-close encounters.
Welcoming communal areas, a shaded outdoor lounge onboard and ocean-view windows on the main and upper deck cabins coupled with intuitive service and cordial hospitality by a team of dedicated staff make this journey on the Aqua Yacht an unbeatable experience.