Galapagos Aggressor II
Identical to its sister ship, the Galapagos Aggressor II is purpose-built as a Ecuador liveaboard diving boat and features 7 cabins, both Deluxe and Master. Deluxe cabins are on the lower deck and Master cabins are located on the upper deck, with superior views over the mystical islands of the Galapagos.
Length: 30 metres / 101 foot
Beam: 7 metres / 22 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Socialising normally takes place either in the air-conditioned lounge complete with TV, DVD player, music system and computer or in the upper deck hot tub
while taking in the spectacular Galapagos Islands sights. The lounge features comfortable seating, a lot of table space and beautiful wooden finishing. There is onboard internet
(fee payable) for guest use and all drinks, including local beers and wines, are complimentary
onboard. With no more than 16 guests on board, you will notice the ample space when gearing up on the dive deck, lounging on the sun deck and even when pottering around your en-suite cabin
With the Aggressors' track record for high levels of service, you can expect hassle-free dive preparations, plenty of tasty food and a constant emphasis on your safety and comfort. To dive in the Galapagos Islands is, for many, the pinnacle of a long scuba career and on board the Galapagos Aggressor II liveaboard you can be confident that all will be done to make sure you have an unforgettable trip.
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Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, local wine and beer, transfers to the boat from the airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (4-5 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Return flight ticket from Guyaquil or Quito to Baltra payable in advance, restaurant meal on final evening, dive equipment (7 nights US$ 175, 10 nights US$ 260), torches, dive computer and insurance, Galapagos entrance fee US$ 100, transit card US$ 10. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (7 nights US$ 100, 10 nights US$ 150).
How to get there: Galapagos Aggressor II departs from Baltra every Thursday afternoon. Guests fly into Ecuador and take a connecting flight, through Guayaquil or Quito, to Baltra in the Galapagos islands. Both Guayaquil and Quito have daily flights, although Guayaquil is recommended with cheaper prices and better-timed connections.
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. On the return leg you will probably need to overnight in Guayaquil or Quito since most international flights depart too early to make the connection possible. The flight from Galapagos arrives in Guayaquil (and then Quito) in the afternoon.
We will place your domestic flight requirements with the Aggressor liveaboard who is 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.
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 travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See whole boat charter rate below, equivalent to pay for 13 guests and receive 1 extra space in a Deluxe cabin free of charge.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 10,790.
Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 8 cabins with private en-suite bathrooms on this Ecuador liveaboard - 4 Master cabins with TV and DVD on the upper deck and 4 Deluxe cabins on the lower deck.
All the cabins have:
- Individual control air-conditioning
- Bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
- Hand basin, toiletries and towels
- Windows on upper deck, portholes on lower deck
- TV, DVD & MP3 player
- 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 crew of 9 comprise:
- 2 Divemasters
- Cook and Assistant
- 2 Deck Hands
2 x Motorised 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 hot tub and sun beds
Menu, Cuisine Type...
Despite the remote location, you are unlikely to ever go hungry on board the Galapagos Aggressor II. Dive 1 takes place after a pre-breakfast and is followed by a cooked and expansive breakfast. Lunch and dinner will be similarly filling as well as varied. Beer and wine are included in the price. However the meal on the final night will take place on terra firma, in Puerta Ayora and is excluded from the price.
- 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 liveaboard cruise.
- All dietary requirements catered for - please send advanced notice.
- Built in year 1994, restored in 2010
- Size - 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 litre aluminium scuba tanks with Int. valves
- Electricity 110 & 208V 24 hours per day
- Water capacity - 18,200 litres
- Fresh watermaker - 4,500 litres per day
- Fuel capacity - 18,900 litres
Navigation, Safety Features...
- 2 x life rafts (12 pax.)
- 2 x 50 HP Yamaha dive 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 litres
- Complete first aid kit with automatic external defibrillator and medical supplies
- Fire extinguishers throughout
- Life jackets in cabins
- Customer diving insurance is NOT provided - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation