Aqua Expeditions’ Aqua Mare: New Galápagos Islands 4n East Itinerary In October 2023
This one-off expedition departs from Santa Cruz Island and sails north to Genovesa, an island known for its vast diversity of bird species including the largest colony of red-footed boobies.
A visit to Bahia Darwin offers the opportunity to look for hammerhead sharks and over at Bartolome, guests can hike up for a spectacular view of Pinnacle Rock. Activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding make for the perfect way to discover the Galapagos Islands’ pristine waters.
Next, Aqua Mare sails onwards to Caleta Tortuga Negra, which presents a change in scenery with its dense mangrove estuary. On a tender excursion, guests will be able to spot green sea turtles and black tip sharks. Finally, the journey’s capped off with an excursion to Las Bachas beach, which offers the opportunity to encounter flamingos in the brackish water lagoon.
As the first true superyacht in the Galapagos Islands, the 50m Aqua Mare takes an iconic once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the next level. With her expansive size and world-class pedigree, she boasts 30 percent more indoor volume than most yachts her size, making her the perfect respite after active days exploring the remote wildlife and dynamic nature of the Archipelago.
Aboard the Aqua Mare, guests will find seven large Zuretti-designed suites, including an 80 sqm Owner’s Suite, extravagant indoor and outdoor social spaces, elegant finishing, and immaculate attention to detail, making it the first of its kind in the region, and the ultimate retreat while exploring the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos Archipelago. Exclusivity is combined with the most personalized service enabled by two naturalist guides for 16 guests, on top of the islands’ most exclusive one-to-one crew to guest ratio.