The Galapagos Aggressor departs from Baltra on an eight-day & seven-night itinerary which travels far north to the famous Darwin & Wolf Islands.
The primary attraction in Galapagos is the large pelagics such as schooling Hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, Silky Sharks, Bullhead Sharks, Reef Sharks, Mola Molas and Whale sharks. Occasionally, there is sighting of Whales, Marlin, Dolphin and Orcas. You will see a rare combination of warm and cold-water creatures including Sea Lions, Mantas, Penguins, Flightless Cormorants, Sting Rays, Eagle Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels, Sea Horses, Marine iguanas and enormous schools of unusual fish. Many of the marine creatures are found nowhere else on earth! Combine this with the excellent service and great food, your trip will be one to remember.
Each cabin/ stateroom has private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels ( changed when needed), clothing storage, hair dryer, and pump toiletries.
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks (unless stated otherwise in the itinerary)
Beverages included - soft drink & local alcoholic beverages ( spirits extra)
Aluminium dive tanks 12L (80cu)( yoke valves), weights and weight belts
Shore excursions (where available)
On the day of vessel departure, your Aggressor representative will meet you at Guayaquil airport (only this domestic airport), to help with flight check-in to Baltra Airport.
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double), single surcharge extra. (Inclusive of local tax).
Return transfer from vessel to Baltra Airport
On arrival in Baltra an Aggressor guide will meet you and transfer you to the vessel
The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include seven salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location so we highly recommend you bring these items with you.
The Aggressor selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your favorite brand. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited to: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services
No International or domestic flights are included
(Recommend overnight at Guayaquil day before departure, then connect from Guayaquil to Baltra early morning. Vessel departs from Baltra)
Transfers to and from the airport or hotel
Park fees are paid directly on board
Crew and Guide gratuities
Any Optional Activities which may include but not limited to: Dive Courses
Rental equipment is for hire pre-book possible when booking, payment on board
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel ( must be shown on board). Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
Rates subject to change
12% Sales tax on all onboard services
Galapagos Visitors Card - $20USD - per person, payable prior to check in, at Quito or Guayaquil airports - counter called "Consejo de Gobierno de Galapagos"
Galapagos National Park Fee - $100USD - per person, payable on arrival at Baltra Airport.
26/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
8 days, 7 nights
Galapagos Islands - Wolf & Darwin
The diving in Galapagos can be strenuous, due to its currents and surge, varying water temperatures, limited visibility, and diving from dinghies. The trip is recommended for intermediate and advanced divers.While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the yachts crewmembers. The Galapagos Aggressor provides 80 cubic feet tanks, weight belts, and weights. All tanks have K-valves (American type), no DIN (European) valves. Nitrox is available for an additional fee and Dive computers are mandatory for each guest. The cruises to some of the islands can be rough and we recommend you take precautions against motion sickness. All diving onboard the Galapagos Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no decompression dives.
The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65°F to 75°F (16C- 24C) June to November and 70°F to 86°F (21C- 30C) December to May , with thermoclines about 65°F (18C). The vessel recommends a 5mm-7mm wet suit with hood and gloves or a dry suit with light underwear all year round.
Advanced Open Water & higher