M/Y DANUBIO AZUL I 10 - 17 DEC 2019 I GALAPAGOS

M/Y DANUBIO AZUL I 10 - 17 DEC 2019 I GALAPAGOS
  • Reduced price
  • New

Top Class, Authorized Galapagos National Park Naturalist and Diving cruise specialist yacht launched in August 2016. Safe & Experienced Crew that will guide you around the Galapagos



SPECIAL OFFER DIVERSAROUND

SAVE 4% /141€

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken -English Spanish
  • Schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, mantas, galapagos sharks, marine iguana
  • 2 days each on Wolf and Darwin Islands
  • Top naturalist guides and divemasters
  • Partially outdoor dining area and sun deck
  • Friendly, professional and experienced crew
  • Perfect for charters and groups of friends

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from zodiac 
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Din/Int Adapters 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling Land Excursions
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food – full board, water , tea, coffee, soft drinks included
  • Alcohol – available to be purchased on board
  • Payments on board - Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
Book now, pay later. We keep your place without compromise
Participants
Cabin
€3,528.00
€3,386.88 - 4%
Book now
Last items in stock

Don't forget to save your customization to be able to add to cart

  • 250 char. max
  • 250 char. max
  • 250 char. max

THE M/Y DANUBIO AZUL

The Danubio Azul will take you on the dive safari adventure of a lifetime - diving in the Galapagos and visits to the islands made famous by Charles Darwin and his theories on evolution.

OUR CABINS

Danubio Azul carries 10 guests in 5 comfortable double/twin cabins. On the upper deck is a double bed cabin with fantastic views. The main deck has a twin cabin and on the lower deck you will find 3 bunk bed cabins. All have air conditioning, private en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water showers and hand basins, reading lights, bedside cabinet and mirror, 2-pin US 110 electricity sockets, bedding and luggage space. Toiletries and towels are provided; you only need to bring your personal luxury items. There is a daily cleaning service.

AMENITIES

Although the boat may appear small, everywhere has a bright and fresh feeling that makes you feel welcome and at home and is surprisingly well planned out. The upper deck is a fabulous sun deck with chaise lounges and the main deck is the galley and covered outdoor dining area. This area is normally the hub of action, with guests congregating at all times of day and night to talk and plan. In the evening, grab a drink at the bar and hear about the following days agenda.

FOOD ON BOARD

The chef is experienced in creating fabulous food to suit everyone's taste. The theme is generally international and includes fresh seafood, chicken and beef, accompanied by fresh fruit and vegetables and desserts for those with a sweet tooth. Other dietary requirements including vegetarianism can be accommodated, but make sure you mention this on your Guest Information Sheet, and have a chat to the chef when you get onboard. Tea, coffee and water are included and other soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits are available to purchase onboard.

DIVING WITH US

The Danubio Azul is a 21m intimate tourist class diving yacht launched in August 2016, authorized by the Galapagos National Park for Naturalist and Diving Cruises. Enjoy an exceptional, safe and unique experience with a Marine Naturalist to guide you around one of the top diving destinations in the world. Travelling to some of the best dive sites in the world such as Darwin Island, Wolf Island and Marshal Cape, you'll have the chance to see rare and endemic wildlife including flightless cormorants, galapagos penguins and marine iguanas. The vast number of large pelagics and fish species will blow you away. Highlights include feeding marine iguanas or spotting the red lipped batfish, horn sharks, mola-mola or baleen whales.

The dive deck is spacious and the captain and divemaster will consider your wishes and try to fit them in with the itinerary. The dive guides onboard speak spanish and english and the captain speaks english and italian.

Danubio Azul offers different itineraries that are naturalist and/or diving based. Naturalist trips can be full week or just for either end of the weeks tour. Standard dive trips are 7 nights and have 2 full days at Wolf and Darwin Islands. Panga trips and walking tours are available on days 7 and 8.

MAIN DECK - TWIN BEDS CABIN

2 Twin beds cabin (Main Deck), Cabins with A/C Private bathroom with hot and cold showers, towels, toiletries and sufficient storage space. Daily Cleaning Service.

  • Size: 7 m²
  • Beds: 2 Twin
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPPER DECK - DOUBLE BED CABIN

1 Matrimonial double bed cabin (Upper deck), Cabins with A/C Private bathroom with hot and cold showers, towel, toiletries and sufficient storage space. Daily cleaning service

  • Size: 8 m²
  • Beds: 1 Double
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

LOWER DECK - BUNK CABIN

Bunk Beds Cabins (Lower deck) Cabins with A/C, Private bathrooms with hot and cold showers, towels & toiletries and sufficient storage space. Daily Cleaning service.

  • Size: 5 m²
  • Beds: 2 Bunk Bed
  • 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)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Meeting point is Baltra airport at 11:45 for all the passengers.
  • The boat departs Santa Cruz (Baltra) early in the afternoon on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Cash USD
  • 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 09:00 on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • It is recommended to spend one night in Quito or Guayaquil before flying in to Baltra

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 21 dives, 40+ dives recommended, Advanced Open Water
  • Galapagos Islands have the best liveaboard diving trips in the world Incredible non-diving wildlife adventure cruises. Sea lions, penguins, seals, eagle rays, marine iguanas, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, sea turtles, golden rays Whale sharks encounters, which are at once educational and exciting
  • The area is in a huge protected marine reserve and virtually free of commercial fishing, Waters are densely populated by a vast and disparate array of marine creatures Since the Galapagos are volcanic oceanic islands, unconnected to the continent, deep sea upswellings make the waters rich in nutrients
  • Darwin and Wolf are the main attractions of the Diving cruise, you will have the opportunity to spend most of the time in these islands, about 4 days.
  • In Wolf Island breath-taking action including amazing eagle ray encounters, lots of sharks and unforgettable dolphin moments
  • Darwin Island hundreds of hammerheads and Galapagos sharks can pass right by your nose and you can expect incredible whale shark encounters when in season.
  • Punta Vincente Roca mola mola, red-lipped batfish, seahorses and horn sharks, there are lots of scuba highlights Penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas and a variety of interesting birds. Experienced dive guides who know the area well so will know where and when to see the best of the marine life.

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
  • During the journey to our first dive site for a check dive, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable.
  • Every evening before dinner the guide will give an induction of the activities and places to visit the following day, establishing schedules to follow in order to make of your trip a unique experience.
  • Check dive in Punta Carrion This exotic place has one of the most pacific currents. The majority of species found here are the old chameleon and the gringo, old rainbow, chancho and pretty Galapagos gobio. This place is excellent for snorkelling and panga ride.

Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

DAY 2

  • Dive at Bartolome – Santiago, Cousins Rock
  • Bartolome Island offers an explosive volcanic landscape. Get ready to climb above 270 feet to admire the dramatic spatter cones and the view of Pinnacle Rock that everyone wants. Later, take a walk on magical golden beaches where sea turtle nest (December to March). Don’t forget to make time to swim near penguins, sharks and lava tubes.
  • Santiago Island, Cousins Rock it’s famous for being a very special place for diving. Its amazing seahorses which love to cling to the black corals, but also the bloody frogfish attract lots of looks, however is kind of difficult to detect them, because of their mimic ability. Here you can also find abundance of species of endemic fish, and mega diversity of some others like don gringo fish, whitetail dascyllus, coral hawk fish, etc. On this place you will be able to do diving, panga ride and snorkelling.

DAY 3

  • Dive at Punta Shark Bay (Wolf) – El Derrumbre (Wolf)
  • AM: Wolf Island, Punta Shark Bay This location is the principal diving area at Wolf island situated south. The white coral covers the sea bottom and this is a very attractive for this place. Here you will also admire the presence of hammerheads sharks, as well as whale sharks or white head. There is also snorkelling activity for amateurs.
  • PM: Wolf Island, El Derrumbe Here you can find the empire of three spices of sharks. Hammerheads, Galapagos and whale sharks are the most important where diving will become a memorable experience. El Derrumbe is located on the southeast coast of wolf, an uninhabited island and no shore excursions are allowed. Strong horizontal and vertical descending currents occur generally; it is very normal to find here open water species such as green and hawksbill turtles, manta rays and rays are observed here too. There are also types of pelagic species such as voracious bluefin jureles, palometas and steers.

DAY 4 - 5

  • We will spend two days at Darwin
  • El Arenal which is a sublime natural place where sea lions take their “nap” Excellent for diving demanders, where you can find a lot of frigates, boobies and the colony of hammerheads and whales sharks is always present
  • An important note to consider is that the currents here are strong and its lands are uninhabited; no shore excursions are allowed
  • El Arco, as its name implies, is a natural a physic structure with the shape of an arc made with rocks; its beauty will attire the attention of your camera

DAY 6

  • Dive at La Ventana Islet (Wolf) – La Banana (Wolf)
  • AM: Wolf Island, La Ventana Islet Coming back to Wolf, it is possible to admire a variety of fish species due to the presence of seedling and grill. It is possible to find on the way with real spots of albacore, palometas, among others. It's too much to say we will encounter hammerhead sharks on the way, as well as other spices of them.
  • PM: Wolf Island, La Banana Due to the strong currents, it is strongly recommended that expert divers go through la Banana. Here you can see tuna fish, albacores, palometas, snappers and more big spices of fish.

DAY 7

  • Dive at Marshal Cape – Puerto Egas
  • AM: Isabela Island, Marshall Cape It is a bottom of basaltic rock of very variable sizes and descends in a relatively steep slope towards greater depths. It is surprising that this background originated, through ground lava flows that went into the sea. Being in a megafauna pass area, this dive site is ideal for spotting stingrays, devil rays, green turtles, sea lions, different shark species and more open water species.
  • PM: Santiago Island, Egas Point This visit consists of a black beach and a circular path that begins with an old road, and returns through the intertidal zone. Among its main attractions we will find the fur seals colony of Galapagos, the intertidal zone and the human history related to the site. There are also unique terrestrial birds of the archipelago such as the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos dove, the Galapagos cucuve and a variety of Darwin finches.

DAY 8

  • AM: North Seymour Island The visit to North Seymour is the best way of saying goodbye to the Galapagos. Following a dry landing at sunrise we will walk amongst the largest blue-footed booby colony of the Islands. It is likely that you will enjoy their dancing and singing to find a mate. Not far from the dancers we have great and magnificent frigate birds nesting. The males inflate their pouches to attract the ladies that fly above them. Swallow tailed gulls and tropical birds decorate the large basaltic walls of the island.
  • We will be back on board for breakfast and we have to be ready to check out at 9:00.
  • It is always a good idea to do most of your packing the previous night so you can have a pleasant last early morning visit and a relaxed breakfast.

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, soft drinks
  • Dive guides
  • Island tours Naturalist Guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • National park fees (100 USD per week)
  • Migration card (20 USD per trip)
  • Domestic flight - Quito- Galápagos- Quito: USD 525 per trip
  • Nitrox (150 USD per week)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended) (USD per trip)
  • Airport transfer to/from the boat (10 per trip)
  • Hyperbaric chamber contribution (35 USD per week)
  • DIN/Yoke Adaptor (limited availability) (30 USD per week)
  • Rental equipment - full set (Regulator, BCD, Mask, fins, Hood, Gloves, 7mm 2 Piece Wetsuit) (300 USD per week)
  • Alcohol

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:
  • 10% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 20% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 45 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 45 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.

Other products in the same category: