Notes: Galapagos is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Dive experience: Recommended A minimum of 40 logged dives with advanced diver certification.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, land tours, transfers to the boat from the airport in Baltra, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (1 guide for a group of 8 or less, and 2 guides for more than 8 divers), tanks, weights and weightbelts. Naturalist cruises also include bilingual (English speaking) naturalist guide, visits on the islands, wetsuits and snorkeling equipment.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 350 per week to be paid in advance), Galapagos park and reserve entrance fees (US$ 100). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). There is also a 10% surcharge on all Christmas and New Year departures.
Optional extras: Return flight ticket from Guyaquil or Quito to Baltra payable in advance (US$ 525, subject to change), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per week), dive computer (US$ 100 per week), 15 litre tank (US$ 100 per week), torch (US$ 40 per week) all the above to be paid in advance, diving insurance/chamber fee (US$ 35), soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Danubio Azul's liveaboard diving trips depart from Baltra Island, beside the airport, every Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 hrs. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting daily flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra in the Galapagos Islands. The recommended flight is LATAM XL1413 which lands in Baltra at 12:12 hrs. You will need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito before flying on to the Galapagos.
If guests arrive in Galapagos before the cruise departure date, the liveaboard operator can pick them up at Itabaca Channel, Santa Cruz at 12:00 hrs.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 11:00 hrs on the penultimate day and you will disembark at on the final morning. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving. On the return leg to the mainland you will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito since most international flights depart too early to make the connection possible. The recommended flight is LATAM XL1412 which leaves from Galapagos at 13:00 hrs and arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) in the mid/late afternoon.
We can place your domestic flight requirements with the liveaboard operator upon request. For more information see our Galapagos travel information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 70% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: None.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 5,700.
Add-on package: For most visitors, this is a once-in-a-lifetime destination, and the land creatures and environments are just as impressive as those underwater. You can extend your time in this nature-lovers paradise by adding a 3, 4 or 7 night non-diving wildlife liveaboard safari. These are nature tours around some of the finest locations in the Galapagos with naturalist guides, literature and presentations. Don't just leave after a week of scuba diving, get the full picture of the incredible Galapagos islands!