Galapagos Aggressor I and Galapagos Aggressor II are very comfortable liveaboards that each carry a maximum of 16 passengers in eight twin-berth staterooms. Each of the six Deluxe Staterooms has private head and shower and air conditioning with individual climate controls and two single beds. Two Master Suites are similar but one has a double bed, the other a Queen sized bed and large picture windows. Seven crew provide superb service throughout the cruise and make sure your diving holiday runs smoothly. Between dives guests can relax on the sundeck (either in or out of the shade) or try the amazing hot tub! The salon has an excellent collection of books, videos and music to enjoy.
The dive deck covers the aft third of the main deck. Large gear lockers double as seats and line the rails and centre. Two tanks are mounted at the back of each locker, so it is easy to don your equipment at your seat or ask for the tank to be taken to the dive platform. Dive information is displayed on a large board which shows depth and marine life information. A large three-tiered camera table has plenty of space for camera assembly or preparation and separate rinse tanks are kept for cameras and videos. The photography department provides rental cameras and accessories as well as the services of the photo pro if you require a model or expert advice. A range of PADI and NAUI speciality courses are offered on the Galapagos Aggressors including Nitrox training and facilities. A full range of diving equipment is available for rental by pre-arrangement.
For after the dive there is a freshwater shower and clean towels awaiting, as well as the chef’s freshly prepared snacks to appease the after-dive hunger pangs! Delicious barbecues, American-style and local dishes are served; breads, biscuits and baked snacks come strait from the oven. Most meals are served buffet-style.
Galapagos Aggressor I & II operate from the harbour at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal island for 7 nights cruises, departing every Thursday throughout the year. Both boats cover the northern part of the archipelago, including Wolf and Darwin, and offer an average of four dives per day.
Day 1: Board Galapagos Aggressor in Baltra. Orientation dive close to Baltra Island. Day 2: Morning dives at Punta Carrion and Bartolole Punta. Land excursion on Bartolome Summit. Day 3: Up to 4 dives at Wolf Island. Day 4: Cruises from January to May take in 2 dives at Wolf Island and 2 at Darwin Island. Cruises from June to December take in up to 4 dives at Darwin island. Day 5: Cruises from January to May take in up to 4 dives at Cabo Marshall. Cruises from June to December take in up to 4 dives at Wolf Island. Day 6: 2 dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 dives at Punta Vicente Roca. In the afternoon will be an opportunity to explore Santa Cruz Island by bus with highlights including Scalesia Forest, the tortoise reserve and the lava tubes rounded off with a walk of Santa Cruz town and the opportunity to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. Dinner this evening is taken on land. Day 7: After breakfast on board there is an airport transfer back to Baltra.
Price: $4795. Includes: airport transfers; 7 nights cruise on Galapagos Aggressor I or II on a twin/share basis in a Deluxe Stateroom with full board, including non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine; 5 full days of diving (up to 4 dives per day including night dives) plus one or two dives on the last day; shore excursions where appropriate; services of the boat’s naturalists/dive guides. Supplement to upgrade to the Master Cabin: $200. Reductions for divers 65 or over, non-divers and extra weeks. A Galapagos National Park fee of $100 (subject to change) is not included in the package price and will be collected in cash by the park authorities on arrival in Galapagos. In addition, a Galapagos visitor’s card fee of $10 (subject to change) must be paid at Quito or Guayaquil airport prior to check-in for the Galapagos flight. Single Occupancy Supplement: 75% of the cruise cost (but you can avoid paying the supplement if you are willing to share a cabin).