Galápagos Diving Cruise
8 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Danubio Azul
8 DAY GALÁPAGOS CRUISE
The Trip Highlights
Two of world's best diving spots: Darwin & Wolf
Hundreds of hammerheads at Darwin's Arch
Majestic whale sharks at Wolf Island
Sunfish, Mantas, Turtles sighted regularly
Galapatours 'Plus' Experience
Smaller groups than usual
English-speaking guide for all activities
Lectures in the evening
Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Diving cruise on board the beautiful Danubio Azul! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: This diving cruise will take you to the most remote islands of the archipelago, Darwin and Wolf, where you will explore what are arguably some of the world's best diving spots. Renowned for the large schools of hammerhead sharks that gather here (for reasons scientists still don't fully understand), Darwin and Wolf are the tips of huge, long-extinct undersea volcanoes that grew up over half a mile from the sea floor. You will enjoy spectacular diving here, and among the species you are likely to encounter are hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, a huge variety of rays, green turtles, and a myriad of tropical reef fish. Whales and dolphins are also frequent visitors. Despite the isolation of these two islands, there are plenty of terrestrial inhabitants, including seals, frigate birds, boobies, and marine iguanas. Please be aware that both Darwin and Wolf are advanced diving spots that require recent experience and a minimum of 50 logged open-water dives. Nitrox is available upon request. Please inquire with us for more details about this incredible adventure to the remotest islands of the Galápagos Archipelago. Isabela, the biggest of all islands in the Galápagos, offers you fantastic hikes, views and arguably some of the best snorkeling spots in the Archipelago. On North Seymour, an incredible hike and snorkeling session awaits you. This island is the archipelago condensed into very little space, and you'll be able to see almost all the iconic Galápagos species in just a few hours. During your time on Santa Cruz, you will have the chance to observe the famous Galápagos Giant Tortoises in the wild and learn more about the preservation and scientific study of these amazing animals. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.
Your ship: Danubio Azul
- Tourist Class yacht with First Class service;
- Excellent and exclusive Diving and Naturalist Itineraries;
- Intimate feel, with a capacity of only 14 instead of 16;
- Friendly, professional and experienced crew.
The Danubio Azul is a superb Tourist Class yacht that was launched in August 2016, and fully refurbished for the 2019 season. She offers some superb naturalist itineraries, including some of the more intimate and less frequented sites the Galápagos have to offer.
The vessel carries complimentary snorkels and wetsuits, and is equipped with two tenders (or "pangas"). With a m … Read more about Danubio Azul
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free)
All meals throughout the cruise
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Single travellers can share cabin
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
-20% for children ≤ 12
Food & Drinks
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.