Motor Yacht Aqua will cruise around the breathtaking outdoors of unique Galapagos Archipelago. We will take you to only the best areas around the islands so you can see the most incredible wildlife below the waves.Every day we anchor at two selected visitor’s sites and organise at least two excursions.

You will observe marine life from different perspectives with our balanced excursion programme and even amazing birdlife during your spare time!

Day 1

Tuesday (Arrival at Baltra Airport, GPS) A.M.

Upon arrival, you have to pay your Galapagos National Park entrance fee and your luggage is inspected to make sure no foreign substances are introduced.

Tuesday (North Seymour) P.M.

This islet is one of most visited sites, and it is teeming with birdlife. An easy circular path takes you through the archipelago’s most extensive colonies of blue-footed boobies and frigate birds.

Day 2

Wednesday (South Plaza) A.M.

Despite its small size, some of the most interesting and outstanding species of the Galapagos are found here. There are several hybrid iguanas- a result of crossing a male marine iguana and a female land iguana.

Wednesday (Santa Fé) P.M.

Santa Fe is home to a number of endemic species like the Galapagos Hawk, Galapagos snake, Galapagos mockingbird, rice rats and one of the two species of lands iguanas of the islands.

Day 3

Thursday (Charles Darwin Station, Santa Cruz) A.M.

This is where biological research and indispensable conservation management of this unique archipelago are carried out. The most memorable part of your visit will probably be the successful breeding centre and the enclosures with Galapagos giant tortoises..

Thursday (Devil´s Crown & Cormorant Point, Floreana) P.M.

Upon arrival, a group of playful sea lions will welcome you! Observe the green sand on this beach contains a high percentage of glassy olivine crystals. Don’t forget to look for schools of stingrays hiding in the sandy bottom of the ocean!

Day 4

Friday (Dragon Hill, Santa Cruz) A.M.

This centre was built to improve the status of the tortoise population on the island. It includes a large corral, a visitor centre, breeding centre and an interpretive trail.

Friday (Chinese Hat) P.M.

Chinese Hat is a volcanic cone, forming another islet off the rocky coast of Santiago, where a small colony of Galapagos penguins has settled. This is an excellent place to learn more about volcanoes, lava bombs and lava tunnels.

Day 5

Saturday (Cowley, Isabela) A.M.

This islet, located coast of Isabela, is a popular diving site due to the many incredible species located in the waters here. You will encounter a range of shark species, Galapagos sea lions, stingrays, green sea turtles, cormorants, penguins, manta rays, and more! And if you’re lucky, you can encounter sea horses!

Saturday (Albany Islet & Buccanner Cove, Santiago) P.M.

Albany Islet is an amazing sloping rock located off the Northwest Point of Santiago. This is a great site to observe tiger nudibranchs, sea turtles, Galapagos black coral, barnacles, Galapagos sharks and golden eagle rays.

Day 6

Sunday (Egas Port, Santiago) A.M.

We will have a “wet-landing” and take an easy walk along trails and on the beautiful shoreline of the black-sand beach, where you can see birds, sea lions, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, marine iguanas and Galapagos Fur Seal.

Sunday (Sullivan Bay, Santiago) P.M.

The arrival in Sullivan Bay is like a moon landing. The desolate, sprawling fields seem to be mostly lifeless, but this island, which is particularly popular among photographers, still offers a lot to see. Green sea turtles burrow in the small white sand beach, where you can also find crabs, blue herons and oystercatchers.

Day 7

Monday (Rabida) A.M.

Oxidised iron particles give the rocks and sand their rusty colour. The beach wall holds a shallow green-fringed lagoon; this oasis is the most fertile place on the otherwise arid islet. The salty pool attracts all kind of aquatic birds, like pintails and sometimes American flamingos.

Monday (Bartolomé) P.M.

Climb the steps of the Bartolomé Peak Trail and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over volcanic peaks, lunar craters and lava fields. Afterwards, you can refresh yourself at the foot of the famous “Pinnacle Rock” and explore the underwater world in the shallow water while snorkelling.

Day 8

Tuesday (Mosquera Islet) A.M.

Galapagos sea lions are true beach lovers and Mosquera offers beautiful white coral sand beaches that contrast with the blue water and attract numerous sea lions. During a beach walk, you can observe numerous species of waders and sanderlings.

Tuesday (Transfer to Baltra Airport) P.M.

Assisted by the naturalist guide and some crew members, the dinghy will bring you and your luggage to Baltra, where we will take the airport shuttle. Your guide will accompany you to the check-in counters in the departure hall.


– Accommodation as confirmed.
– All mentioned meals (full-board); filtered water, tea and coffee.
– All guided excursions & activities as mentioned in the itinerary by a National Park certified naturalist guide.
– Beach towels & snorkelling gear (snorkel, mask, flippers; optional wet-suits for hire).

Important Notes
– Itinerary subject to change in case of unforeseen situations or request by the National Park
– Please note we cannot guarantee the encounter of specific elusive species
– Solo travellers are allowed to book a twin cabin on shared basis. The cabin will be shared with another traveller of the same gender.

Not included
– Round-trip flight to the Galapagos.
– Soft and alcoholic drinks.
– Galapagos National Park entrance fee & Transit Control Card (currently $120, subject to change).
– Personal travel insurance.
– Personal expenses, extras and tipping.