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Galapagos 2011 - Week 2

Expedition Dates:August 25, 2011 - September 1, 2011
Destination:Galapagos, Ecuador
Cost:$4,995 (Only 3 spots left!) Sold Out

We are excited to announce a very special trip for 2011 to one of the unique wonders of the world, the Galapagos Archipelago. Jason Heller will be leading this trip of a lifetime!

The Galapagos are located approximately 600 west of mainland Ecuador. Prepare for a life changing diving and underwater photography or video experience. The main objective of this trip is to dive in the areas of the highest concentration of photo & video opportunities. We've specifically scheduled the trip during the heart of whale shark season, but you can also expect to see schooling hammerhead and galapagos sharks, as well as several other shark species, sealions, dolphins,  manta rays, eagle rays, turtles and other pelagic action.


Our expedition vessel is the Galapagos Aggressor live aboard, and we will be cruising the Galapagos Archipelago for 7 nights. We will focus as much diving as possible in the Northern islands of Wolf & Darwin.

Expedition Itinerary

 

Thursday

AM: Arrival to San Cristobal - Lunch and briefing

PM: Check out dive at Playa Ochoa and welcome cocktail

Friday

AM: Two dives at Bartolome Punta

PM: Cousins Rock

Saturday

AM: Two dives at Wolf Island

PM:  One dive at Wolf Island

Sunday

AM: Two dives at Darwin Island

PM: One dive at Darwin Island

 

Monday

AM: Two dives at Darwin Island

PM: One dive at Wolf Island

Tuesday

AM: Two dives at Roca Redonda  

PM: One dive at Punta Vicente Roca      

Wednesday

Wednesday morning the yachts will moor in Itabaca Chanel, Santa Cruz where guests will disembark after breakfast by panga at 8 am to shore.  A private bus will take everyone for a tour to see the beautiful Highlands of Santa Cruz Island. This will include Los Gemelos (The Twins) that are two enormous sinkholes; Scalesia Forest for a scenic view over Santa Cruz, a Tortoise Reserve to see giant tortoises, and Lava Tubes. The tour will then arrive in the quaint town of Puerto Ayora where guests will have lunch at a local restaurant of their choice (the only meal not included in the cruise), time for shopping and an optional visit to the tortoise-breeding center Fausto Llerena and Charles Darwin Research Station.

Thursday

AM: Full breakfast, check out is at 8 am then departure for the San Cristobal airport.

 

 


Deluxe Cabin: $4,795
Master Suite    $4,995
(You'll be happy to know that there are no bunkbeds on this live aboard! All beds are twin or queen.)
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your spot.
Contact us today for an expedition application.

The Galapagos package includes:
- Your live aboard accommodations and diving
- Round-trip transfers to the boat from the San Cristobal airport in the Galapagos
- Limited land excursions during our time in the Galapagos
- All meals, beverages, and local alcoholic beverages
- Highly trained dive guides
- Tanks, weights and air refills

The package does NOT include :
- Any flights
- $100 park fee payable in cash only upon arrival in the Galapagos National Park
- $41 airport tax payable upon departure
- Travel insurance
- Rented gear
-
Nitrox gas

IMPORTANT NOTE:
We will be coordinating the intra-Ecuador flights from Quito to the Galapagos as a group through Aggressor. We will notify you of the flight price and bill you for this airfare when your final balance is due.



 

 


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