Sample itinerary for Galapagos Aggressor III.
You'll have up to 4 dives per day .... including Darwin & Wolf. The exact itinerary is always weather and conditions dependent ... however, this itinerary is valid unless conditions dictate a change and the plan will always be to visit the following sites
Thursday: Baltra Airport pick-up and check-out dive
Afternoon greeting by crew, bus transfer to the Itabaca channel and boarding
Welcome and orientation dive at Punta Carrion
Friday: 2 morning dives - Punta Carrion (Santa Cruz Island) and 1 afternoon dive at Bartolome Punta
40 - 90 foot dive with white tipped sharks, stingrays, eagle rays and marbled rays, scorpion fish, sea turtles and sea lions.
20 - 90 foot dive with groupers, creole fish, white tipped sharks, barracudas, scorpion fish, sea turtles, guinea puffer fish, red lipped batfish, reef corals, occasionally hammerheads and bottlenose dolphins.
You'll have a Friday afternoon hike to Bartolome Punta and a panga ride at Pinnacle Rock
Saturday – Monday – diving at Darwin, Wolf or Darwin, Wolf / Cabo Marshall
(1 to 3 knot current) 40 - 90 foot. dive with schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, marble rays, galapagos sharks, silky sharks, eagle rays, green turtles, octopus, sea lions, school of bonitos tuna, yellow fin tuna, snappers, groupers, wahoo, barracudas, almaco jack, moray eels, parrot fish, dolphins, galapagos reef coral, sea lions and fur seals - occasionally whale sharks and orcas
(1 to 3 knot current) 40 - 90 foot dive with schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, eagle rays, green turtles, almaco jack, snappers, groupers, wahoo, hawksbill turtles and whale sharks. occasionally manta rays and orcas.
20 - 100 foot dive with giant manta rays, creole fish, barracudas, white tipped reef sharks, sea lions, fur sea lions, yellow fin tunas, groupers, snappers, salemas.
January to May - 4 Dives at Wolf; 2 morning, 2 afternoon dives
June to December - 2 morning dives, 1 afternoon and 1 night dive
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
Tuesday: 2 morning dives at Cabo Douglas and 2 afternoon dives at Punta Vicente Roca.
20 - 90 foot dive with Galapagos penguins, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, sea lions, seahorses, sea turtles, horn sharks, red lipped batfish, groupers, snappers, and creole fish
Punta Vicente Roca
20 - 90 foot dive with Galapagos horn sharks, red lipped batfish, sting rays, marbled rays, mola mola or pacific ocean fish, seahorses, Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants, shrimps, big schools of salema, king angel fish, slipper lobsters, blue footed boobies, frigate birds, and brown pelicans.
Wednesday: 1 morning dive at Cousins Rock
20 - 100 foot dive with eagle rays, jacks, sea lions, green turtles, barracudas, fur seals, king angel fish, snappers, puffer fish, groupers, marble rays, sting rays, creole fish, black coral.
Wednesday afternoon the Galapagos Aggressor III will arrive at Itabaca Channel or Puerto Ayora. After lunch guests will disembark and 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.
Guests will have a full breakfast then check out and depart to the Baltra Airport. Be sure to remember the suggested 24-hour no-fly rule when planning your departure.
Itinerary is subject to change without notice.