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At a glance...
- Cruises central Galapagos, Wolf & Darwin
- All staterooms have ensuite bathrooms
- Dive The World Gold Range product
- Complimentary local beer and local wine
- Upper deck hot tub
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The 100ft (30m) long, mono-hulled liveaboard that the Aggressor Fleet
operates in Ecuador, Galapagos Aggressor III operates trips all year round. Normally for 7 nights' duration and, with the Aggressor's local experience, you can be confident your cruise will include some of the best diving possible, as well as an interesting full-day's land tour.
The Galapagos Aggressor III is a custom-built diving liveaboard boat, so space and convenience are evident from the moment you step on board. With a 16 guest maximum and 9 crew, you can expect plenty of room - in the en-suite staterooms
and throughout the boat - as well as a high level of personal service in both English and Spanish.
Almost all dives are done from a dive tender, allowing easy access to all the best sites. Photographers will appreciate that nitrox is available and the dive deck features both a camera rinse tank and table. After diving, guests can warm up in the upper deck hot tub
while viewing the spectacular Galapagos island scenery.
You can also relax in the air-conditioned saloon with a complimentary local beer and local wine
, stay connected with friends using the onboard internet
(fee payable), check their images on the onboard computer, or enjoy some music or movies on the entertainment system. Comfort, service and some seriously spectacular scuba diving on a trip to the remote islands of the Galapagos all await you, the discerning liveaboard diver on the Galapagos Aggressor III.
Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...
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Notes: Galapagos is a popular cruise destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: Advanced Open Water Diver license and/or experience of diving in strong currents is recommended.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, local wine and beer, transfers to the boat from Baltra Airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (complete set incl. dive computer USD 175 for 7 nights, USD 260 for 10 nights, excludes wetsuit), dive insurance, Galapagos National Park entrance fee US$ 100. With effect from 1 April 2022, a fuel surcharge of US$ 150 per person will apply to all cruises. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Imported alcoholic drinks,, restaurant meal on final evening, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (7 nights US$ 100, 10 nights US$ 150), wetsuit (7 or 10 nights USD 70), torch,. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Galapagos Aggressor diving trips depart from Baltra every Thursday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. You will be greeted by yacht staff during the morning at the airport and transferred to the dock for boarding. Both Guayaquil and Quito have daily flights, although Guayaquil is recommended with cheaper prices and better-timed connections. For more information see our Galapagos travel information section. You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying on to the Galapagos. To ensure easy flight connections, a 2 night stop-over is recommended. If overnighting in Galapagos you will stay in Santa Cruz or San Cristobal since Baltra has no accommodation.
At the end of the trip you will disembark at Baltra at 8 am and be transferred back to the airport. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs on the previous day. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. The flight from Galapagos to the Ecuador mainland arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) in the afternoon. You will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito since most international flights depart too early to make the connection possible.
We will place your domestic flight requirements with Aggressor who are responsible for booking the flights. We request your patience with this process since there are often waiting lists and slow confirmations of availability. You must inform us whether you are flying into Guayaquil or Quito before domestic flights can be considered. If you wish to extend your stay in Galapagos to enjoy land tours please decide that early in the booking process to ensure flight availability.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a stateroom or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Deluxe Stateroom free of charge (9+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 14 guests and 2 additional person can join the cruise in a Deluxe stateroom free of charge.
Add-on package: Galapagos is a once-in-a-lifetime destination and the above water creatures and environments are just as impressive as below. You can extend your time in this nature-lovers paradise by adding a 3, 4 or 7 night non-diving liveaboard safari. These are wildlife and natural history tours around some of the finest locations in the Galapagos with naturalist guides, literature and presentations. Don't just leave after a week of diving! Get the full picture of these incredible islands.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 8 staterooms with private en-suite bathrooms - 4 Master staterooms with TV and DVD on the upper deck and 4 Deluxe staterooms on the lower deck. Master staterooms have 2 twin beds side by side that can be moved together. Deluxe staterooms have 2 beds side by side that cannot be moved.
All the staterooms have:
- Individual control air-conditioning
- Bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
- Hand basin, toiletries and towels
- TV, DVD & MP3 player
- Windows in Master staterooms, portholes in Deluxe staterooms
- 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)
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water
Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The Galapagos Aggressor crew of 9 ensure your trip is a memorable one. They comprise:
- 2 Divemasters
- Cook and Assistant
- 2 Deck Hands
2 x Motorized dinghies - Dive platform and kit up area with hot water shower and personal scuba gear lockers - Camera table and separate rinse tank - Sea kayak - Main deck air-conditioned saloon with TV, video player, music system, computer, movie library, games, books, magazines, internet and satellite telephone - Main deck air conditioned restaurant with bar - Sundeck and shaded area with sun chairs and hot tub
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Meals are served buffet-style and consist of American-sized portions using the freshest ingredients available. You can expect a range of influences including Italian, Chinese, Japanese and international cuisine. Beer and wine are included in the trip price. Tea, coffee, water and soft drinks are also available although for environmental reasons soft drinks in plastic bottles are not permitted. As with many other Aggressor liveaboards, the last night's meal is not included and will take place on shore.
- Italian, Chinese, Japanese and international main meal dishes.
- Air-conditioned restaurant buffet service on main deck.
- Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
- Coffee, tea, drinking water, soft drinks, beer and wine are all provided free of charge.
- The catering service begins with dinner on the first evening of the cruise.
- All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
- Built in year 1992, restored in 2009
- Size - 100ft x 22ft (30.5m x 6.7m)
- Weight - 136 gross tonnes
- Top speed - 12 knots
- Cruising speed - 10 knots
- 2 x 300 HP Caterpillar engines
- 2 x 100 KW Caterpillar generators
- 2 x Bauer dive tank compressors
- Enriched air nitrox
- 12 liter aluminum scuba tanks with Int. valves
- Electricity 110 & 208V 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 18,200 liters
- Fresh watermaker - 4,500 liters per day
- Fuel capacity - 18,900 liters
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 2 x life rafts (12 pax.)
- 2 x 50 HP Yamaha dinghies
- VHF radios
- 24 & 48 Mile radars
- Lowrance Globalmap 7000C GPS
- Furuno DFF1 fishfinder
- Depth sounder with alarm
- Searchlight and horn
- Bilge pump alarm
- Model 406 EPIRB
- Satellite & mobile phones
- Oxygen - 6,000 liters
- Complete first aid kit with automatic external defibrillator and medical supplies
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- Life jackets in cabins
"The service on the Galapagos Aggressor was excellent. The crew were always very professional and helpful. The food was amazing!
" - Geoff Korinetz
, Canada, 23 June 2018 ...
"The boat was very nice, and the staff generally very helpful. The divemaster was very knowledgeable and the chef was quite good. Overall, a very good trip.
" - Randall Wacker
, Canada, 06 January 2018 ...
"Rental equipment was in good working order. Dive lights were not available for the night dive so we didn't do it, but not a big deal for us. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Boat was well maintained and clean. Diving was fantastic!!
" - Adam Freeman
, Australia, 23 March 2014 ...
"Excellent trip. 11 passengers, service was excellent, dive masters knew their stuff, diving was magnificent. Visibility was good, lots of action with sharks, turtles, fish, sea lions, rays and Orca! Food was also good - it's hard to argue with a cup of hot cocoa and cinnabons handed to you after the first dive of the day!
" - Karen Whitham
, Australia, 3 February 2011 ...