GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III I 26 NOV - 03 DIC 2020 I GALAPAGOS

GALAPAGOS AGGRESSOR III I 26 NOV - 03 DIC 2020 I GALAPAGOS
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Land excursions, wildlife tours, and small group guided diving. Jacuzzi, Bar and Grill. Beer and Wine complimentary. Luxury accommodation each cabin has TV/DVD/CD. Nitrox, Gear and Courses available. Email and Satellite Phone. Professional crew are exceptional on this yacht!



HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Languages spoken English Spanish
  • Dives around Wolf and Darwin Island
  • Frigate birds, herons, mocking birds, boobies, shorebirds
  • Turtles, marine iguanas, galapagos penguins, sea lions
  • Stingrays, spotted eagle rays, white-tipped sharks and black-tipped sharks
  • Great underwater photographic opportunities, photo centre
  • Small diving groups, 4-5 divers per dive guide
  • Beer & wine complimentary
  • Jacuzzi and spacious sun deck, bar
  • Emails and phone available by onboard satellite system
  • Land excursions & wildlife tours included

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiac 
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Din/Int Adapters Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($) Courses ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Heating Board Games Movies
  • Snorkelling Land Excursions
  • Buffet A La Carte Vegetarian Food Snacks – all inclusive
  • Alcohol – Local beer and wine, soft drinks included
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit. Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed). First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio. Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

A Marine Safari aboard the 33m (100 ft). liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor III will be the dive adventure of a lifetime in which Divers are transported in comfort, safety and stability.

Exploring the Galapagos aboard the sturdy liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor III is among the most exciting Dive Adventures in the World.

The crew have been on the boat for many years and the Captain has been on the boat for 17 years, knowing the boat and the Galapagos Islands like the back of his hand. So you can be assured that you will always be accompanied by professionals to make sure that you can safely enjoy the spectacular diving in the Galapagos.

OUR CABINS

The liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor III's Deluxe and Master Staterooms can accommodate up to 20 guests. Each of the four liveaboard Deluxe Staterooms has two Twin beds and 3 portholes and the six Master Staterooms have large panoramic windows. Each liveaboard cabin is equipped with a private toilet, shower, hair dryer, TV/Blue Ray DVD and stereo CD player for your maximum comfort.

AMENITIES

The liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor III has a gorgeous and spacious Salon, Sun Deck with shading, chaise lounges and deck chairs, Bar, Grill, and Jacuzzi. It comes with a complete Photo/Video Centre. Private calls and internet access from the liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor’s satellite phone. Land excursions will be offered and evening entertainment includes fish identification presentations, movies, games and more.

FOOD ON BOARD

The menu aboard the liveaboard Galapagos Aggressor III is plentiful and varied with American cuisine, barbecues and local foods.

Dietary considerations will be accommodated on this liveaboard with prior notice.

Breakfast includes fresh fruit and hot entrees. Lunch is buffet style or entrees. All dinners are Chef prepared and include several courses including homemade desserts. Beverages are included with all juices, soft drinks and local beer and wine.

It is suggested you bring your favourite brand of liquor to avoid the high duty charge.

DIVING WITH US

Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel up North to the famous Darwin and Wolf Islands for thrilling dives with large Pelagics, Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine.

It does not matter if you go to Galapagos between June and November when the water is cooler at 60-75F, 16-24C and the probability of Whale Shark sightings are greater or if you go between December and May when the water is warmer and clearer at 70-86F, 21-30C and you will most likely dive with larger schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays and Eagle Rays - the diving is always going to be spectacular.

MASTER STATEROOMS - UPPER DECK

Master cabin with panoramic windows, Each has 2 single beds side by side that can be made into a queen bed, (upon request) with a private bathroom and shower, closet, individual climate control, TV monitor with media player, safe storage box and a hair dryer. Reading lights and alarm system, fire extinguisher and life jackets, 2-flat pin 110-220V electricity (adapters available), bedding. With a linen service mid-week.

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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DELUXE STATEROOMS - LOWER DECK

Deluxe cabin with twin beds, Cabins 3 & 4 that can be put together to form a big bed, 3 portholes, individual air-conditioning control, bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels, hair dryer, TV, DVD & MP3 player, reading lights, shelves and mirror, personal safety box, fire detector and alarm system, fire extinguisher and life jackets, 2-flat pin 110-220V electricity (adapters available), bedding. With a linen service mid-week.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Santa Cruz (Baltra) and ends in Santa Cruz (Baltra)
  • The closest airport is Seymour (GPS)
  • Once you arrive at the Baltra Airport an Aggressor Guide will be there to welcome you, take care of your luggage and transport you to the yacht

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Pickup time at the airport is in the morning.
  • Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will receive exact meeting point instructions closer to the trip date directly from the Liveaboard
  • You can check in on the boat as of 12:00
  • The boat departs Santa Cruz (Baltra) early in the afternoon on the same day
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash, VISA, Mastercard
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day in the morning
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Santa Cruz (Baltra) at night on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Transfer to the airport is offered (see what's included/not included section for potential charges)
  • On the return leg you will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito since most international flights depart too early to make the connection possible

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Your travel arrangements should include at least a one-night stay (prior to the yacht’s departure) in Guayaquil (we highly recommend Guayaquil) or Quito
  • In Quito and Guayaquil, you must make your own way to the airport.
  • An Aggressor representative will meet you at the Guayaquil Airport to assist you
  • The waters of the Galapagos Islands are a unique mixture of warm and cold water, ranging between 65°F and 85°F, with thermoclines about 65°F.
  • We recommend you bring a 5mm-7mm wet suit with hood and gloves or a dry suit with light underwear all year round.

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 20 dives
  • AOWD or equivalent certification level required and being comfortable with currents
  • Galapagos is one of the most exciting scuba diving destinations in the world.
  • Guests will have the opportunity travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf and along the way dive with sea lions, schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, clouds of tuna, Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, seahorses, sea turtles, horn sharks, red lipped batfish, groupers, snappers and creole fish.
  • The rough countryside and the scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine.
  • Wolf and Darwin islands are the most isolated of the Galapagos Islands.
  • The underwater area around these islands are a highway for scalloped hammerheads heading for the Cocos. Silky sharks and Galapagos sharks and mantas are also passing by.
  • You also have a chance to see pods of dolphins, spotted eagle rays and even orcas on occasion.
  • June - November: The Water is cooler, 60-75F, 16-24C and the probability of whale shark sightings are greater
  • December - May: The water is warmer and clearer at 70-86F, 21-30C. You will most likely dive with larger schools of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and eagle rays
  • A maximum of four dives will be offered daily; two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
  • In addition, two night dives and two land excursions per week will be offered.

TRAVEL PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Meet the crew and welcome briefing
  • Afternoon orientation dive at North East Coast of Baltra Island.

DAY 2

  • 2 Morning dives are done at Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) or Bartolome Punta
  • Punta Carrion on the west of Santa Cruz is the first stop for most liveaboards in the Galapagos. It is a thrill for naturalists with Galapagos sea lions dipping down to play with divers and shoals of eagle rays passing by. Underwater photographers will enjoy ample opportunities with white tip reef sharks which are numerous and very unwary of divers.
  • If you are lucky you might also catch a glimpse of hammerheads and dolphins in the blue.
  • Afternoon hike to Bartolome summit and panga ride at Pinnacle Rock.

DAY 3

  • January to May: 4 Dives at Wolf (2 morning, 2 afternoon)
  • June to December (2 morning, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive)
  • The island is closed to land visits and the surrounding waters are highly protected.
  • Due to the threat of illegal fishing the Galapagos National Park service has a dedicated floating barge the 'Tiburon Martillo' close to the two islands. Along with a fleet of patrol boats and a surveillance aircraft, this barge helps to deter finning boats who are drawn here by the sheer numbers of sharks in this jewel of the Galapagos Marine Park.

DAY 4

  • January to May: 2 morning dives at Darwin and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf
  • June to December: 4 dives at Darwin (2 morning and 2 afternoon)
  • On the island and the arch you can see red footed boobies, vampire finch and fur seals. The waters around the island are highly protected due to the number of sharks and other large pelagics at risk from illegal fishing.
  • Darwin Island is also a common location for the Galapagos National Park to tag hammerheads and whale sharks which are passing on the ocean currents.

DAY 5

  • January to May: 4 dives at Cabo Marshall; 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive June to December: 2 morning dives at Darwin; and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf

DAY 6

  • 2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas
  • 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.

DAY 7

  • 1 morning dive at Cousins Rock.
  • Wednesday afternoon arrive at Itabaca Channel or Puerto Ayora.
  • After lunch guests will disembark at 1 pm to go ashore for a private bus tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This will include a scenic view over Santa Cruz and a Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises.
  • After the hike, guests can walk through town, shop and visit the tortoise-breeding center Fausto Llerena at the Charles Darwin Research Station.
  • Guests will have dinner ashore at a local restaurant of their choice (only meal not included in the cruise).
  • The Galapagos Aggressor III will depart at 10 pm from Puerto Ayora town to Baltra.

DAY 8

  • Full breakfast
  • Check out
  • Depart to the Baltra Airport.

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer & wine
  • Dive guides
  • Weight belt.
  • Island tours Airport transfer if you arrive on group flight on departure day

NOT INCLUDED

  • National park fees: 100 USD per trip
  • Galapagos visitors card: 20 USD per trip
  • Domestic flights
  • Nitrox: 100 USD per trip
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Video of the weeks highlights 
  • Rental equipment full set 175 USD per week
  • Dive computer: 90 USD per week
  • Courses

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 120 days prior to arrival
  • 40% will be charged if you cancel between 120 and 91 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 91 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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