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Aqua Galapagos Cruise

Aqua Galápagos Cruise

This small yacht offers amazing value for money

A Galápagos Cruise on board the Aqua

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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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- Affordable and comfortable adventure cruising;
- Also offers fantastic diving tours (see below)
- Fantastic chef that everyone loves;
- Plenty of space, with a 3 deck layout.

Comfortable cabins
Aqua is a spacious, traditional motor yacht that offers excellent value for money. Uniquely she offers both naturalist and diving itineraries - some guests stay on board to do both! (See below)
Aqua offers light and airy cabin accommodation to a maximum of 16 guests, and her charming and well appointed communal areas are lovely places to relax after the day’s excursions. Fully refurbished in 2015, her cabins are based on comfortable traditional bunks, individually air conditioned, and offer private bathrooms. Lower deck cabins feature traditional portholes, whilst upper deck cabins have windows. All are decorated in a clean, bright style with natural wood and light walls.

Food for thought
Aqua’s meals are a highlight. Her kitchen staff cook excellent international and Ecuadorian dishes served in the air conditioned dining room. Guests frequently single out their dining on board as a highlight of their trip.

Other amenities on board include a communal TV & DVD player, ship’s library and a selection of tabletop games. There’s also a well-stocked bar, and the upper sun deck is a perfect place to take your drink and soak up the Galápagos warmth.

Diver’s paradise
Did you know the M/V Aqua is the ONLY authorized cruise ship to offer both naturalist tours and diving tours? For more details on the diving tours, please see: http://www.galapatours.com/aqua-galapagos-diving-cruise.html

Our comment
The Aqua is great value for money, a naturalist adventure option, and a “must do” diving option. Her chef is her secret weapon - we’ve yet to hear anything except high praise for the kitchen staff! Comfortable accommodation and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere make the Aqua an ideal candidate for dive fans or for naturalists on a budget.

Pictures and Deckplans of Aqua

Aqua Galapagos Cruise
Aqua Galapagos Cruise
Aqua Galapagos Cruise

The sailing routes of Aqua

Amenities on board the Aqua

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German guide possible
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Snorkel gear (free)
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Transfers to and from ship
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Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
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Wetsuits
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100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
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Air conditioning & private bathroom
Meals
All meals throughout the cruise
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English guide

Sustainability on board the Aqua

At Galapatours we love and respect the pristine ecosystems and fascinating wildlife of the Galápagos Islands, and we insist that our cruise partners do too. To protect the archipelago all our cruise vessels must have sophisticated water filtration systems, modern efficient engines, and strict maintenance schedules to minimize pollution.

The Galápagos National Park authority also defines exact cruising routes that dictate which ships can visit highlights at specific times, as well as limiting passenger numbers. These measures ensure that animals and habitats are not disturbed by too many visitors.

But at Galapatours we like to go even further. We voluntarily offset all the CO2 emissions of every cruise we sell - at no cost to you. And you can also play your part by traveling responsibly and following our Eco Guidelines during your stay. Click here to find out more about these guidelines, our commitment to sustainable tourism, and the Galápagos National Park rules.

Technical details of Aqua

Capacity

16

Length

25 m

Main Engines

2x Caterpillar (250 HP)

Electricity

110 Volts

Beam

5.5 m

Cruising speed

8 noeuds

Food & Drinks on board the Aqua

The food on our Galapágos Cruises is among the very best you will find in South America. Most of the on-board chefs are internationally trained and have prior experience working in the best hotels and restaurants in Ecuador and indeed around the world.

You can expect a first-class selection of food, including a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, locally sourced poultry and fish/seafood, rice and pasta dishes. Most boats will always include some typical Ecuadorian dishes on the menu during your cruise. If you have specific dietary requirements then these can usually be accommodated by the chef providing you have given advance notice. Please make sure you tell us about any allergies or dietary requirements you have at the time you book with us. If you leave it until you arrive at the dockside, then it may well be impossible to accommodate your needs.

Most boats serve a range of options at meal times in a relaxed buffet-style. At the first class and luxury end of the market, some boats have more formal dining where you will be served at your seat. However the atmosphere is always relaxed on board our cruises, and never stuffy or formal.

Cabins categories on board the Aqua

Bunk beds

Standard

Aqua offers light and airy cabin accommodation to a maximum of 16 guests, and her charming and well appointed communal areas are lovely places to relax after the day’s excursions. Fully refurbished in 2015, her cabins are based on comfortable traditional bunks, individually air conditioned, and offer private bathrooms. Lower deck cabins feature traditional portholes, whilst upper deck cabins have windows. All are decorated in a clean, bright style with natural wood and light walls.