Galapagos is one of the most exciting destinations in the world. Guests will have the opportunity to dive with playful Sea Lions, travel to the famous Darwin and Wolf for thrilling diving to see Hammerhead Sharks, Whale Sharks, clouds of Tuna and much more. The scenic view of the Darwin Arch is as picturesque as you can imagine. The Galapagos Aggressor departs from Baltra every Thursday afternoon and are the perfect platform for a Galapagos diving holiday that you will remember for a lifetime.
In March 2016, Ecuador created a marine sanctuary in the area of Darwin and Wolf that includes 15,000 square miles as off limits to all fishing to conserve the sharks that congregate there and the ecosystem on which they rely.
32% of the waters around the Galapagos islands will now be protected from fishing.
Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate Galapagos Live Aboard diving experience. The Galapagos Aggressor offers a brand new itinerary in compliance with the Galapagos National Park regulations which requires companies with permits to follow the exact itinerary below. 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.
The new diving areas added to the itinerary are: Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas. The Galapagos National Park grants approval for normal itineraries and accepts requests for special itineraries.
AGGRESSOR CRUISE SPECIFICATIONS:
Port: Baltra, Galapagos
- Length: 100 ft.
- Beam: 22
- Passengers: 16
- Crew: 9
- Thursday to Thursday trips
- Boarding: Thursday 1 p.m.
- Check out: Thursday 8 a.m.
Galapagos has been an Aggressor Fleet destination since 1993.
(4) Master Staterooms
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.
(4) Deluxe Staterooms
Each with two lower single beds (side by side) with private head and shower, individual climate control and monitor with media player.
The week long trip on the Galapagos Aggressor III starts and ends in Baltra every Thursday. The Galapagos Aggressor III itinerary in compliance with the Galapagos National Park regulations which requires companies with permits to follow an exact itinerary. A maximum of four dives will be offered daily; two in the morning and two in the afternoon. In addition, one night dive and two land excursions per week will be offered.
New diving areas have been added to the itinerary: Bartolome Punta, Cousins Rock and Cabo Douglas. The Galapagos itinerary is controlled by the National Park who grants approval for normal itineraries.
The following itinerary provided is based on tides, currents, winds and weather conditions. Below is a sample itinerary and may vary:
Baltra Airport, Afternoon Greeting by Crew, Bus Transfer to the Itabaca Channel Canal and Boarding. Welcome, and Orientation Dive at Punta Carrion at Itabaca Channel.
|FRI||2 Morning dives; Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) or Bartolome Punta. 1 afternoon hike to Bartolome Summit and panga ride at Pinacle Rock|
January to May:4 Dives at Wolf; 2 morning, 2 Afternoon dives.
June to December: 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive
|SUN||January to May: 2 morning dives at Darwin and 2 afternoon dives at Wolf.
June to December: 2 morning dives and 2 afternoon dives at Darwin.
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.
|TUE||2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.|
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.
|THU||Guests will have a full breakfast then check out and depart to the Baltra Airport.|