During this exceptional cruise you will be supported by a crew from Ecuador with strong local knowledge and an experienced Team Abyss guide in charge of your wellbeing and your in water security. This support crew is supplemented by a naturalist/biologist guide and a marine biologist accredited by the National Park of the Galapagos.
Aboard Galapagos Sky, the commitment to provide you with optimal comfort is evident: 4 star service, spacious cabins, copious and varied meals (all drinks are included) and impeccable safety during the dives.
Taking into consideration the controlled visitation of this protected zone, it is easy to select sites where your feeling of exclusivity is complete.
The Equatorial government will allow again the cruise duration up to 12 days from the 1st of January 2012. For November 2012, Abyss has chartered a special 10 nights cruise, including an additionnal day at Wolf or Darwin, and 2 additionnal days in the central part of the archipelago, compared to a 7 nights cruise.
The ABYSS voyage includes 2 nights in Guayaquil, before and after the cruise, plus boarding from San Cristobal.
Here is a detailed 7 night itinerary. This itinerary is given as an indication and may change depending on weather conditions, sea state and the quality of the diving. One or two and visits are also given in the company of a naturalist guide.
Arrival at Guayaquil. Welcome at the airport and transfer to town centre. Diner in town (not included). Night at the Hampton Inn Hotel Boulevard.
Transfer to the airport followed by a morning flight from Guayaquil San Cristobal (depending on planning). Boarding of Galapagos Sky. Departure for Lobos followed by a readaptation dive (1 dive).
Dives conducted on the sites of Cape Marshall (1 dive), and Vicente Roca (2 dives)followed by a crossing to Wolf, in the North of the archipelago.
Diving around Wolf Island (3 dives).
Diving around Darwin Island (3 dives).
Diving around Darwin Island (2 dives) followed by a crossing back to Wolf Island (1 dive).
Diving around the Cape Marshall (1 dive) and the Roca Blanca site (2 dives)
Diving at Cousins Rock (1 dive), followed by a Land Visit to the Highlands of Santa Cruz to see the Galapagos Turtles in their natural environment. A visit to the very special "Scalecias Forest", the Twins and the Lava Tube also is included during the morning ashore.
Disembarkation in San Cristobal (Visit of the Interpretation Center), followed by a flight to Guayaquil. Greeting at the airport and transfer to the city centre. Dinner in town (not included). Night at the Hampton Inn Hotel Boulevard.
Transfer to the airport for connecting international flights.