Aqua Galapagos Naturalist Motor Yacht


16 guests


9 knots


Motor Yacht


85 ft (26m)



The M/Y Aqua liveaboard in the Galapagos offers the choice of 7-night diving itineraries or 3, 4 or 5-night naturalist itineraries. Nine cabins spread over 3 decks cater to 16 guests onboard and a choice of twin or matrimonial bedding. Each room features a private en-suite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioning, and storage space. Main and upper deck cabins also have picture windows to offer sea views. Social areas dotted around the yacht include a shaded outside lounge, sun deck, indoor lounge, and library and dining area. The cuisine served on board combines local Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

A wide range of activities is included in all itineraries, giving guests a chance to get up close and experience the unique wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. Naturalist cruises include guided hikes, bird-watching, and incredible photography opportunities. Divers will be blown away by the amazing marine biodiversity, with the chance to see whale sharks, schooling hammerheads, and even Mola Mola. A spacious dive deck has plenty of room for kitting up and gear storage. Two diving tenders make diving from the MY Aqua a comfortable experience, and enriched air nitrox is available for those certified. Divers will also receive a personal marine rescue GPS, a storm whistle, a diving beacon, and a surface marker tube for added safety and peace of mind.

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The 8-day southwestern tour aboard the catamaran Archipel I gives you an extensive overview of the Galapagos Islands. You will have the chance to combine the circumnavigation of Isabela Island with excursions in the most southern points of the archipelago. You will also be able to snorkel with sea lions in the Loberia and visit the Charles Darwin Research Station in Santa Cruz.

1st day – Monday
AM – Arrival at San Cristobal Airport (SCY)
PM – Interpretation Centre and Frigatebird Hill

2nd day – Tuesday
AM – Santa Fe
PM – South Plaza

3rd day – Wednesday
AM – North Seymour
PM – Chinese Hat

4th day – Thursday
AM – Twin Caters – El Chato Reserve
PM – CC Fausto Llerena

5th day – Friday
AM – Moreno Point (Isabela)
PM – Urbina Bay

6th day – Saturday
AM – Espinosa Point (Fernandina)
PM – Vicente Roca Point

7th day – Sunday
AM – Puerto Egas (Santiago)
PM – Rabida

8th day – Monday
AM – Black Turtle Cove
– Transfer to Baltra Airport


  • Virgin Fernandina & isolated west coast of Isabela make you an eye-witness to the evolution
  • Breeding programs of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises
  • Unique tidal channel with whitetip reef sharks & rays
  • Not to be missed highlight South Plaza (land iguanas & giant cactus forest)

Our 8-day itinerary aboard the yacht Archipel I allows you to combine the seabird colonies of Mosquera and the exclusive Genovesa with the spectacular volcanic islands Bartolome and Charles Darwin Research Station. Moreover, you will have the chance to explore Española, the most southern point of the archipel and swim with sea lions in the Loberia, on Isla Floreana.

1st day – Monday
M – Arrival at Baltra Airport (GPS)
PM –  Bachas Beach

2nd day – Tuesday
AM – Prince Philip Steps (Genovesa)
PM – Darwin Bay (Genovesa)

3rd day – Wednesday
AM – Bartholomew
PM – Sullivan Bay (Santiago)

4th day – Thursday
AM – Twin Craters – El Chato Reserve (Santa Cruz)
PM – CC Fausto Llerena (Santa Cruz)

5th day – Friday
AM – Cormorant Point – Devil’s Crown (Floreana)
PM – Baroness Lookout – Post Office Bay (Floreana)

6th day – Saturday
AM – Gardner Bay (Espanola)
PM – Punta Suarez (Espanola)

7th day – Sunday
AM – Pitt Point (San Cristobal)
PM – Witch Hill (San Cristobal)

8 Monday
AM – Isla Lobos (San Cristobal)
– Transfer to San Cristobal Airport


  • Snorkeling with sea lions and colorful reef fish (Lobos Islet)
  • Breeding colony of American flamingos on Floreana
  • Spectacular volcanic landscapes just born out of fire & pioneer colonization
  • A breeding program of emblematic Galapagos giant tortoises
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