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Cruise & Dive Galápagos

Join us on board an dive in the crystal clear waters around the Galapagos Islands. Discover a new location every day and encounter the most exotic marine life. This is truly a divers paradise.

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Cruise & Dive Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are the ideal diving destination for the more experienced divers. Our Galapagos Cruise & Dive voyage is entirely dedicated to scuba diving. On board a small yacht we will sail along the Galapagos Islands and visit different diving sites each day. With plenty of space on the deck, setting up diving gear is easy. After returning from a dive, expect a warm towel, use one of the showers, and relax at the lounge and bar area, which is directly connected to the dive deck. Divers with underwater camera equipment can use a custom-designed camera table and camera rinse tanks. During the entire voyage you will be accompanied by professional diving guides. Most dives are done as drift dives, where everyone rolls into the water together and the zodiac driver follows the bubbles along a predetermined route.

Galapagos marine life diving encounters

As you suit up and head out across open water to the dive site, you feel like you’ve just stepped into an early Jacques Cousteau documentary. The crystal-clear waters reveal a breathtaking range of the most exotic marine life.
There’s nothing like sliding into the water and swimming in a school of hammerhead sharks. At some sites, like the Northern islands of Darwin and Wolf, you can be caught in a huge school that seems to be unaware of your presence and just sweeps over you, wave after wave of hammerhead sharks. Divers regularly encounter squadrons of eagle rays flying by in close formation, as well as larger and more majestic manta rays. If we are lucky we might even encounter whale sharks.
Another highlight is snorkelling with the little Galapagos penguin. Fairly shy, they tend to avoid divers, but the sight of them “flying” through the water at great speed, using their stubby wings for propulsion in pursuit of prey, is comical and memorable.
There’s nothing like the cry of “whale!” to bring you flying up on deck, even from the deepest between-dive nap. Humpbacks, sperm whales and even orcas can be sighted as the vessel makes the passage from one island to the next. Huge schools of porpoise will divert from their route to frolic in the boat’s bow wave.

Advanced diving Galapagos

Galapagos is known for its advanced diving, with water temperatures, currents and surges all posing potential challenges to the less experienced scuba diver. There are 2 seasons in the Galapagos Islands, wet and dry season. However these fade into each other, so diving conditions are generally good all year round. Water temperatures depend on time of year, location in the archipelago and the ocean currents. It can range from the upper 70s ºF to below 60º F (26ºC to below 16ºC), which is relatively cold for the equator.

Some of the islands you will visit during this voyage.

  • Baltra Island, Ecuador

    Baltra Island, also known as South Seymour, is the gateway through which most people enter and depart the Galápagos Islands. Upon arrival and once through immigration procedures, visitors are transferred directly to a nearby dock to join the ship by zodiac. The runway was first constructed here during World War II when the island was used as a US Army Air Base. Located near the geographic center of the Galápagos, the island itself is small, flat and arid. Its dry environment hosts Salt bushes, Prickly Pear cactus and Palo Santo trees, all of which support land iguanas that can occasionally be seen crossing the runway.

  • Bahia Darwin, Genovesa, Ecuador

    At Genovesa Island the ship tucks into Darwin Bay, an ancient volcanic crater now flooded by the sea. Zodiacs land on a picturesque sandy beach where Galápagos sea lions often rest on the fine, white sand. Explorations along the shore may reveal marine iguanas looking like prehistoric dinosaurs in miniature. By heading inland over a short distance, visitors could encounter seabirds of all shapes and sizes nesting in the vegetation. Scores of immature Red-Footed boobies perch on branches within an arm’s reach of the path. In addition, watch for Great Frigatebirds and Yellow-Crowned Night herons along the walk.

  • Rábida, Ecuador

    Rabida Island has received accolades for being one of the most exotic spots on earth and while it is small in size, the island is dramatic in scale. Rugged red cliffs rise from the sea and zodiacs land onto a beach of dark red sand colored by iron ore. Ghost crabs and Galápagos sea lion pups often rest on the russet sands. Further inland, the rusty sand gives way to shrubby coastal vegetation dominated by Prickly-Pear cactus. Common Cactus finches feed on the yellow flowers while Darwin finches and Lava lizards skitter across the path in search of food.

  • El Eden, Ecuador

    Just off Santa Cruz, Eden Islet offers up a thick coastal mangrove forest growing on black volcanic boulders peppered with tall Prickly Pear cactus. Eden is a small, eroded tuff cone from an ancient volcano, and is an excellent example of the unique geology of the Galápagos. The shallow waters around the island are ideal for spotting Pacific Green sea turtles, Reef sharks, Eagle rays, sea lions, Marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs. Explore by zodiac or kayak, and watch for Brown pelicans flying and diving to scoop up their prey, while Blue-Footed boobies enter the water like torpedoes to spear small fish.

  • Punta Pitt, San Cristobal, Ecuador

    On the northern shore of San Cristobal Island is a peninsula known as Punta Pitt. The point is made up of two coalesced volcanoes and is much younger than the rest of the island. Some of the lava flows are only a few centuries old. A zodiac landing on a sandy beach will lead to a long walk following a twisting red gravel path that runs through black basalt lava rocks, and between craggy peaks. The vegetation along the way is low and scrubby, and attractive blue-gray lichen grows on the rocks. Gaining elevation along the narrow trail will open up views of the Silver Galapagos sitting in a sapphire blue sea far below.

  • Gardner Bay, Ecuador

    Isla Champion is a small islet off the Floreana Island’s northeast coast. To cruise by it reveals a bare, rocky island without much allure, but to enter the infinitely blue waters around this small landmass is to discover a spectacular underwater realm. The visibility is generally impressive and thanks to this water clarity snorkellers often spot Reef sharks patrolling the reef wall, cruising Pacific Green turtles, and playful Galápagos sea lions. Encounters in the blue ocean with thousands of small Silver minnows, large tuna fish, or Oceanic sunfish are not unheard of either.

  • Estacion Darwin & Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Ecuador

    Silver Galapagos will anchor in front of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where the prestigious Charles Darwin Research Station is located. The station also houses the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center for giant tortoises and land iguanas where guides interpret the center’s captive breeding and reintroduction programs. In addition to these star species, throughout the station there are huge Prickly Pear cactus trees being fed upon by the pretty Galápagos Cactus finch. To round out the stay in Puerto Ayora, enjoy free time in town where local artists have created charming art galleries and corner cafés.

More departure dates are available upon request. Please contact us for all available voyages!

Dates & Rates

  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 26th Aug - 2nd Sep 2019
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,575
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,475
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 4th Nov - 11th Nov 2019
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,575
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,475
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 8th Dec - 15th Dec 2019
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 15th Dec - 22nd Dec 2019
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 9th Jan - 19th Jan 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,600
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,450
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 20th Jan - 27th Jan 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 9th Feb - 16th Feb 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 17th Feb - 24th Feb 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 24th Feb - 5th Mar 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,600
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,450
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 2nd Apr - 12th Apr 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,600
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,450
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 12th Apr - 19th Apr 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 13th Apr - 20th Apr 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 28th May - 7th Jun 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,600
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,450
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 7th Jun - 14th Jun 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 5th Jul - 12th Jul 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 6th Jul - 13th Jul 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 3rd Aug - 10th Aug 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 17th Aug - 24th Aug 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 30th Aug - 6th Sep 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 7th Sep - 14th Sep 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 16th Nov - 23rd Nov 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 21st Dec - 28th Dec 2020
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 5,950
    Lower Deck
    USD 5,850
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 27th Dec - 3rd Jan 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Master Stateroom
    USD 6,595
    Deluxe Stateroom
    USD 6,395
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 28th Dec - 7th Jan 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,600
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,450
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 7th Jan - 17th Jan 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,970
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,820
  • Galapagos Sky Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 28th Feb - 7th Mar 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Deluxe Stateroom
    POA
    Master Stateroom
    POA
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 4th Mar - 14th Mar 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,970
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,820
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 15th Mar - 22nd Mar 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 22nd Mar - 1st Apr 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,970
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,820
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 12th Apr - 19th Apr 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 10th May - 17th May 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 17th May - 27th May 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,970
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,820
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 27th May - 6th Jun 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 7,970
    Lower Deck
    USD 7,820
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 7th Jun - 14th Jun 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 14th Jun - 21st Jun 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 21st Jun - 28th Jun 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 28th Jun - 5th Jul 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 5th Jul - 12th Jul 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 12th Jul - 19th Jul 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    POA
    Main Deck
    POA
    Lower Deck
    POA
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 19th Jul - 26th Jul 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 26th Jul - 2nd Aug 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 2nd Aug - 9th Aug 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150
  • Galapagos Master Cruise & Dive Galapagos

    Dates
    • 9th Aug - 16th Aug 2021
    • Embark: San Cristobal
    • Disembark: San Cristobal
    Prices from
    Upper Deck
    USD 6,250
    Lower Deck
    USD 6,150