Galapagos Aggressor | Galapagos Diving Liveaboard - Pacific

  • Guests 16
  • Rooms 4 Master Staterooms,4 Delux Staterooms
  • Restaurants Buffet in Main deck diining area
  • Food and Drinks Variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine.
  • Facilities30m long, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability.
  • Diving Your diving experience will include Galapagos sharks, schooling hammerheads, marine turtles, schools of tuna, eagle rays, sea lions, whale sharks and more !!!
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses at time of booking
  • Internet Access Email is available onboard through the satellite system. There is a charge for incoming and outgoing email.

About Galapagos Aggressor

The Galapagos is a true wish list destination for nearly every diver. The promise of hammerheads, Galapagos sharks, sea lions, iguanas, even whalesharks and manta... these are the unique encounters that draw divers to Ecuador for the trip of a lifetime. Galapagos Aggressor has been diving this incredible wonderland since 1993 and now you can sail in complete comfort on board the modern Galapagos Aggressor 3

At a touch over 30m, Galapagos Aggressor 3 brings a new level of comfort for her divers. There are only 16 divers on board, split between the lower deck deluxe cabins and upper deck master cabin options. The deluxe cabins have twin beds, whilst the master cabins can be arranged for either twin bed or made into a queen sized double. All of the cabins have a private en-suite and air con. Hair dryers are available on board and the deluxe cabins boast a TV/DVD player. The decor throughout is clean, crisp and airy.

Most diving is from the panga tender boats, and are fully guided at all times. Nonetheless, the dive deck is large and spacious, with plenty of room for all your dive and camera kit. In between dives head into the comfy lounge and dining area. Meals are social with a full seated dining service. Relax into a jacuzzi at the end of a day or take in the iconic views of the islands from the sun deck. The Galapagos Park authorities currently permit selected land excursions as part of your holiday, including a hike to Bartolome Summit, a highland tour of Santa Cruz a trip to the Tortoise reserve and visit to the Charles Darwin research centre. Still want to see more? Speak to your travel consultant about planning a bespoke extension to your liveaboard on either the Galapagos Islands or Ecudaor mainland.

Master Stateroom

Each with 2 single beds side by side that can be made into a queen bed, (upon request) private head and shower, closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

Deluxe Stateroom

Each with two lower single beds (side by side) with private head and shower, individual climate control and monitor with media player and hair dryer. Staterooms #3 and #4 can be made into a queen bed.

Current itinerary and dive map

Boat layout

David

2012-02-21 13:31:18

Hi, what a trip? Galapagos Aggressor 2 very good. Diving out of this world, Wolf and Darwin islands so many Hammer Heads, Galapagos shark, Eagle Rays and Whale Shark it was unreal? Sea temp good but did need the 5mm and hood lowest temp 16c. One thing which I would suggest, that a longer gap between flights once you get to US as it takes so long to get through \'security\', mad dash to get connecting flights (made it by 25mins)this applies to the return as well. Many thank\'s for all your help and once again thank you Scuba Travel for another great trip.

Tom & Karen

2011-04-26 11:47:03

Just wanted to say thanks for organising our trip. We had an amazing time and did some of our best dives ever - I have to say that diving with Sea Lions is quite special! The Cloud Forest was also amazing and we had a really nice couple of days there.

Grahame & Nicky

2010-05-11 10:10:24

Just a quick message to thank you for all your assistance in making this trip to the Galapagos & Ecuador a wonderful experience. All the (re-)arrangements you made for us worked perfectly, and even the ash cloud couldnt stop the holiday to go ahead a second time (though it did try!). Once again, thanks for all your help and hard work in making this a memorable holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

It usually takes around 16 hours flying time to reach Guayaquil - this is your gateway to the Galapagos islands. The flight from Guayaquil to San Cristobal is then around 2 hours. The Galapagos has year round big fish. It's most famous for the schooling hammerheads, but from December to May, Manta Season is the ďwarm seasonĒ for Galapagos diving. Air temperatures go up a few degrees, but typically the water at Wolf and Darwin Islands will be anywhere from 25-27C. Despite the warmth, visibility is also usually the best Galapagos has to offer during Manta Season. Between June and November, the number of whaleshark encounters increases dramatically.

Weather and Climate

The Galapagos has good weather all year round. The weather is not normally too wet (inspite of its equatorial location), with the dry season running from Jul - Dec and the warm season from Jan - Jun. Temps range from 21-30C.

Travel

Flight options

Our holidays to the Galapagos are typically quoted with from Heathrow to Guayaquil or Quito. We are able to book most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a different UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.† If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Guayaquil, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

As there are no direct flight, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote. Popular locations include the USA, Amsterdam or Madrid.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 90 day tourist visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival to the Ecuador mainland, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Quito airport is around 1 hour by car from Quito city. Guayaquil airport is closer to the city, and transfers to your hotel are usually no more than 30mins. You will be advised locally of your pick up time for your return to the airport and flight to the Galapagos Islands. The flying time is around 2 hours between Guayaquil and San Cristobal

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally. On leaving the Ecuador there is an departure tax of $30-$40 which must be paid in cash.

Info

Included in your holiday

Our trip package is based on a twin share deluxe cabin (full board including alcohol with meals) Included are the Galapagos chamber tax ($35), all diving, 12lt tank and weights. At the end of you trip you fly back to the mainland before your return flight home or extension. Flights are with either KLM (regional departures) or Iberia (from Heathrow). All flights, transfers are included and hotel night in Guayaquil .

Excluded

Excluded are the local departure taxes (approx $35), Transit card ($20) and Marine Park fees ($100). All on board sales are subject to a 14% local tax.

Tipping

Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew. Payment can be made by cash, travelerís checks or credit card.

Currency

The U.S. dollar is Ecuadorís standard currency. We strongly recommend taking cash USD to the Galapagos for gratuities and onboard charges are best paid in cash. This avoids any additional Ecuadorian taxes and service fees. Credit cards are subject to the 14% VAT plus 5% in bank fees.

Phone coverage

Private calls may be made from the yacht by satellite phone.

Plugs and electricity

110 and 220 volt power

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs and dive computers.

Extras

Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more.

Souvenirs

There is a mini-boutique onboard with assorted t-shirts and miscellaneous items. Due to limited availability, we recommend bringing extra batteries and CD/DVDís for photos. The Galapagos Aggressor III accepts cash, travelerís checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Sorry, personal checks or Discover cards are not accepted.

Nitrox/Gas

Nitrox is available for an additional fee

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Special payment conditions apply to this booking. Your travel consultant will confirm the deposit required to secure your booking. All deposits and interim payments (where required) are non refundable. Cancellation at any stage will be with full loss of all monies paid to date.

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.†

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

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