Galapagos Aggressor IIIGalapagos liveaboard
The Galapagos Aggressor III is a 32 meter long steel ship custom built for comfort and safety accommodating just 16 guests in eight newly refurbished cabins. The Aggressor Fleet have been operating around the unique Galapagos Islands since 1993, and the experienced crew ensure you enjoy the ultimate Galapagos Islands diving and liveaboard experience.
Complying with the Galapagos National Park regulations, the 7 night itineraries include the world famous Darwin and Wolf islands, Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas. The Galapagos Aggressor III offers 4 dives per day, 2 night dives and 2 land excursions per week.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World, the Galapagos Islands are on nearly every divers wish list, and the Galapagos Aggressor III is the perfect choice to explore these rich waters which are home to arguably the most impressive marine life on the planet.
Flight time to Guayaquil (GYE) from the UK is approximately 15 hours, via a transit through Amsterdam with KLM, Madrid with Iberia or Miami with American Airlines.
A minimum stay of one stay in Guayaquil is required prior to your flight to Baltra. Flight time from Guayaquil to Baltra is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes. Upon arrival at Baltra Airport a member of the Aggressor team will be there to welcome you, take care of your luggage and transport you to the yacht.
Guide price*: 7 nights: Deluxe – from GBP £4842 / Master – from GBP £4842
Includes: Accommodation on board the yacht in either a Deluxe or Master Stateroom, all diving with tank and weights on air, all meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine, transfers
Not Included: Equipment rentals, nitrox fills, dinner on final evening, Crew gratuity, National Marine Park fee: $100, Hyperbaric Chamber fee: $35, Tourist transit card: $20, 12% Ecuadorian tax on onboard services
*Price shown is for guide purposes only and is based on low season travel and for twin share accommodation. Please contact us for a confirmed cost based on your preferred duration and time of travel.
Exploring the Galapagos Islands & Ecuador
To find out more about the Galapagos Islands and things to combine with your liveaboard trip (including Ecuador and the Amazon), visit our Galapagos Islands section.
Accommodation & Facilities
All 8 spacious cabins have ensuite bathrooms with hot shower, toiletries, hairdryer, fresh towels and linen upon request, individual climate control, plenty of storage and TV with media player. The 4 Deluxe Staterooms are located on the lower deck and have 2 single beds and port hole windows. The 4 Master Staterooms are located on the upper deck with picture windows and 2 single beds that can be converted into a double queen sized bed, ideal for couples.
During your surface interval you can relax in one of the many deck chairs or sun loungers on the large, partially covered sun-deck, or hop into the hot tub for a quick soak. Alternatively there is a comfortable air-conditioned lounge with sofas, computer – complete with photo facility for downloading photos, TV and DVD, books, magazines and games.
Meal times are a good chance to socialise with your fellow divers in the large, comfortable dining and bar area. With varied menus of international and local cuisines, breakfasts are cooked to order, lunches are varied buffets of fresh breads, hot soups, salads and sandwiches, and evening meals are prepared by the chef and served at your table. Snacks, tea, coffee/water, soft drinks, fruit juices, wine and beer are also complimentary throughout your stay on board, although for environmental reasons soft drinks in plastic bottles are not permitted
Most diving is from inflatable tender boats which allow for easy access to the dive sites, and are fully guided at all times. For ease, once you have finished your dive, you hand your weight belt and BCD to the crew and they then assist you into the boat. The dive deck is large and spacious, with hot water showers and personal dive gear lockers. There is also a camera table and separate rinse tank.
Diving in the Galapagos can be strenuous due to its currents and surge, varying water temperatures ranging between 18°C and 29°C, and diving from tenders. With this is mind, we recommend divers are advanced with a minimum of 100 logged dives.
Galapagos Aggressor III trips are 7 nights in duration and start and finish in Baltra. A typical itinerary is as follows:-
Baltra Airport, Afternoon Greeting by Staff, Bus Transfer to the Itabaca Channel Canal and Boarding. Welcome, and Orientation Dive at Punta Carrion at Itabaca Channel.
2 Morning dives; Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) or Bartolome Punta. 1 afternoon hike to Bartolome Summit and panga ride at Pinacle Rock.
January to May:4 Dives at Wolf; 2 morning, 2 afternoon dives.
June to December: 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive.
January to May: 2 morning dives at Darwin and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf.
June to December: 2 morning dives and 2 afternoon dives at Darwin.
January to May: 4 dives at Cabo Marshall; 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive.
June to December: 2 morning dives at Darwin; and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf.
2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.
1 morning dive at Cousins Rock. Wednesday afternoon arrive at Itabaca Channel or Puerto Ayora. After lunch guests will disembark at 1 pm to go ashore for a private bus tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This will include a scenic view over Santa Cruz and a Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises. After the hike, guests can walk through town, shop and visit the tortoise-breeding center Fausto Llerena at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Guests will have dinner ashore at a local restaurant of their choice (only meal not included in the cruise). The GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR® will depart at 10pm from Puerto Ayora town to Baltra.
Guests will have a full breakfast then check out and depart to the Baltra Airport.
Itinerary is subject to weather and may change without notice.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
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Tel: 01473 921888