Aqua Mare's East Galápagos Islands
DURATION:8 Days/ 7 NightsREGION:South & Central AmericaSHIP:Aqua Mare
Reward yourself with an adventure-of-a-lifetime expedition to islands born of fire, the Archipelago of Galapagos. Cruising aboard the luxurious super-yacht Aqua Mare in the company of just 16 expeditioners over eight days you will witness one of history’s greatest scientific discoveries by experiencing the extraordinary power of nature to adapt to its environment: evolution.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978, this remote Archipelago of 18 islands and more than 100 small islets lies around 1,000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. Its proximity to the equator, volcanic activity, and influence from three ocean currents (Humboldt, Panama, and Cromwell) created a distinctive set of environmental conditions that allowed for a unique land and marine
ecosystems to develop over the course of four million years. Each island offers a different landscape, from mountainous terrains scattered with shield volcanoes and lava fields, arid zones covered with endemic cacti, to beautiful white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Today the Galapagos Islands represent the world’s richest marine biosphere reserve. What sets the Galapagos truly apart is the remarkable levels of endemic plant and animal life, more than anywhere else in the world. Nearly 80 percent of land birds and mammals, over 90 percent of reptiles, more than 30 percent of plants and around 20 percent of marine life are native to the Galapagos Islands including the marine iguana, giant tortoise, flightless cormorant, Galapagos penguin and Darwin’s finches, just to name a few.
We have multiple departure dates for this cruise. Select a year and month to view itineraries for alternative departure dates.
Operated by: Aqua Expeditions
For a true super-yacht cruising experience in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, the 50-metre Aqua Mare takes an iconic once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the next level. With her expansive size and world-class pedigree, Aqua Mare boasts 30 percent more indoor volume than most yachts her size, making her the perfect respite after active days exploring the remote wildlife and dynamic nature of this incredible natural destination.
Built in Italy in 1998 and fully-refurbished in 2021, aboard Aqua Mare guests will find seven large Zuretti-designed suites, including an 80 square metre Owner’s Suite. This outstanding accommodation comes complete with butler service, extravagant indoor and outdoor social spaces, elegant finishing, and immaculate attention to detail, making it the first of its kind in the region. Exclusivity is combined with the most personalised service enabled by two naturalist guides for 16 guests, on top of the islands’ most exclusive one-to-one crew to guest ratio.
Your cruise price includes:
- Accommodation in selected cabin type for seven nights aboard Aqua Mare
- All meals while on board
- Premium selected wines and beer, non-alcoholic drink
- Excursions with knowledgeable local guides
- Group transfers between vessel on recommended flights
- Use of snorkelling equipment and wet suits
- Scuba diving
- All available non-motorised water sports
- Internet connection (intermittent depends on locations)
Your cruise price does not include:
- Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone charges and souvenir purchases
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Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
Please note: This cruise is sold in USD
The itinerary is subject to change due to weather, water levels and any other event affecting the operation of the vessel.
By completing this booking request you acknowledge that you have read and accept Expedition Cruise Specialists' and Aqua Expeditions' terms and conditions.
Note: Single supplement: 75% in addition of adult rate on all departures, 100% in addition of adult rate on Christmas and New Year departures.
Suggested flights to / from Galapagos Islands
These flights will best suit your arrival and departure from Aqua Mare.
From Quito - LA 1413 Quito > Guayaquil > Galapagos
To Quito - LA 1410 Galapagos > Guayaquil > Quito
The above flights are not included in the cruise fare.