Center & Santiago
5 Days Galápagos cruise on board the Aqua
From USD 2,950
A 5-day Expedition Cruise
The Trip Highlights
Mars-like landscapes at Rábida
Iconic views during a walk on Bartolomé
Mosquera: A snow-white beach, full of sea lions
Lava-strewn landscapes at Chinese Hat
Galapatours 'Plus' Experience
Great balance of affordability and comfort
In our opinion, one of the best chefs!
English-speaking guide for all activities
Lectures in the evening
Get to know the highlights of Galápagos with this Naturalist cruise on board the beautiful Aqua! On this Expedition Cruise, you will discover the incredible wildlife of the Galápagos Islands: 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. During your time spent on Rábida, you will have the opportunity to watch wild Flamingos and walk on a blood-red sandy beach. On Santiago, an island formerly inhabited by pirates, you will be able to enjoy hikes and dinghy rides.
Your ship: Aqua
- 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.
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 r … Read more about Aqua
Transfers to and from ship
Snorkel gear (free of charge)
100% CO2 carbon footprint offset
Complete set of Scuba gear (approx 250 USD)
Nitrox Course (approx. 200 USD)
Air conditioning & private bathroom
Water, Coffee, Tea & fresh juices
German guide possible
Nitrox fills (appprox. 150 USD)
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.