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Astrea Galapagos Cruise

Astrea Galapagos Yacht

Astrea Yacht Description

The Galapagos Islands are a unique destination and the Astrea is the only cruise that can offer two types of itineraries. One, a naturalist itinerary in which you can explore the Islands and the magnificent animals that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution or secondly, you can choose the diving itinerary exploring the depths of rich and lively ecosystem accompanied by expert divers. The vessel also offers Naturalist Guides in ample comfortable cabins with outstanding service making your trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Astrea features 2 tank compressors, enriched air nitrox, scuba tanks with valves, belts, weights and also a rinse table and camera. Dives are done from a dive tender, which allows easy access to the different diving sites to divers.

Astrea Yacht Cabins

Astrea has 8 cabins, 4 of them located on the main deck with windows that will allow you to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunsets of the Galapagos Islands. 3 other cabins are located on the lower deck with bunk beds and 1 master cabin with an ocean view for supreme comfort. All of them are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning, electricity and all that you may need to make your stay perfect.

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Astrea Yacht Cruise Prices

2016 prices per person (except charter)

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Accommodation 8 Days
Full Diving
"A"
8 Days Naturalist Cruise
"B"
5 Days Naturalist Cruise
"B"
4 Days Naturalist Cruise
"B"
All cabins
US$3917
US$2846
US$1779
US$1425
 
Charter
US$54844
US$39848
US$24905
US$19925

* Charter rates don't apply for Christmas and New Year.

Rates include:
  • 2 to 4 immersions per day (Diving as per the itinerary)
  • Double accommodation
  • Transfers from and to the airport within the Galapagos Islands
  • Pre-breakfast (only in diving cruises)
  • breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Soft drinks (coffee, tea, purified water, juices)
  • Technical equipment: tanks, weights, weight belt.
  • Diving Master 8/1 (8 divers for each Dive Master)
Not included:
  • Flights to the Galapagos Islands
  • Galapagos entrance fee (USD 100)
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Nitrox (USD 120 / per week)
  • Personal equipment:  Suite, boots, fins, personal regulator, mask, BCD (Buoyancy control device/jacket).
  • Dive light
  • Camera
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Laptop or computer
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Astrea Yacht Itinerary

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Astrea Galapagos Photos

Astrea Yacht

Galapagos Explorer

Cabin 1a

Galapagos Explorer

Cabin 5a

Disembarking

Lounge

Premium Suite

Dining

Premium Suite

Sun Deck

Premium Suite

Diving

Disembarking

Astrea Deckplans & Specifications

Astrea Yacht - Deck Plans

Galapagos Explorer- Profile

Specifications

Type: Motor Yacht
Year: 1998 (Remodeled in 2012)
Category: Tourist Superior
Capacity: 16 passengers (License granted by the Galapagos National Park
Operation: The boat operates with a maximum of 16 divers or 16 naturalist passengers.
Crew: 10 members (Includes 1 Instructor Guide and 1 Dive Master Guide. For naturalist cruise, a bilingual naturalist guide.)
Length: 25 m
Beam: 5.5 m
Size: 25 m x 5.5 m
Weight: 133 gross tones
Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: 110v/220v
Engines: 2 x 250 HP Caterpillar engines & 2x 55 KW Perkins generators
  • 1 x life raft (25 pax.)
  • 2 x 50 HP Yamaha dinghies
  • VHF radios
  • 2 Radars
  • Depth sounder with alarm
  • Searchlight and horn
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Oxygen 
  • Complete first aid kit 
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets in cabins

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