DANUBIO AZUL

DANUBIO AZUL - LAST MINUTE DEALS

 CRUISE DATES   DAYS  ROUTE PRICE
AUGUST 06 - 13 8 DAYS NATURA $3240
AUGUST 13 - 20 8 DAYS NATURA $3240
AUGUST 20 - 27 8 DAYS DIVING $3390 
AUG 27 - SEP 03 8 DAYS DIVING $3390
SEPTEMBER 17 - 24 8 DAYS DIVING $3690
SEP 24 - OCT 01 8 DAYS DIVING $3690
OCTOBER 01 - 08 8 DAYS DIVING $3790
OCT 29 - NOV 05 8 DAYS  DIVING $3790
NOV 26 - DEC 03 8 DAYS  NATURA $3540
DECEMBER 24 - 31 8 DAYS  DIVING $3990
DEC 31 - JAN 07 8 DAYS  NATURA $3890 

 

DANUBIO AZUL  

INFORMATION ABOUT DANUBIO AZUL  

In August 2016, the grand voyage of the Danubio Azul, a Tourist Class dive cruise ship, set sail. Blessed by the Galapagos National Park, this vessel stands as the gateway to naturalist and diving expeditions of unparalleled wonder.

Prepare to plunge into the unknown, for the Danubio Azul is not merely a ship; it is a promise of an exceptional, secure, and exclusive diving experience in one of the world’s most extraordinary locations. The adventure beckons, and the depths await your exploration.

Beneath the azure waves of the Galapagos archipelago, a realm of enchantment unveils itself. Dive into crystal-clear waters, where curious sea creatures and endemic species paint a living canvas of biodiversity. With the Danubio Azul as your trusted vessel, you’ll be guided by experts who understand the secrets of these aquatic realms, sharing their knowledge and passion for the natural world with you.

Technical Details

  • Ship Rank 2-3 Stars
  • Ship Type MonoHull
  • Ship Year 2007
  • Ship Length 24.84 meters
  • Ship Beam 5.47 meters
  • Ship Draft 1.83 meters / 6 feet
  • Ship Electricity 110-60HZ
  • Ship Engine 500 HP. MWM
  • Max Speed 11 knots
  • Ship Exterior Open
  • Fuel Type Diesel Oil
  • Capacity Oil 2170 gallons

Safety

  • • ​1 Liferaft (25 pax)
  • 2 boat with Yamaha engine
  • Radio VHF
  • 2 Radars
  • Probe with alarm
  • Reflector and whistle
  • Bilge Pump
  • Epirb 406 rls
  • Oxifene
  • Complete first aid kit

Service Onboard

  • Guided tours with assistance during boarding and disembarkation.
  • Gourmet dinner prepared by a qualified chef.
  • Comfortable cabins with cleaning twice a day.
  • Latest generation diving equipment and special suits.
  • Experienced captains with extensive open water sailing experience.

GALLERY YACHT 

ACCOMODATION

MATRIMONIAL CABIN 

  • Comfortable, spacious, clean room, precisely to make your stay a pleasant trip.
  • private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • clean towels
  • air-conditioned 

TWIN CABINS  

  • Double Cabin: We offer a double cabin on the upper deck for greater comfort.
  • private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • clean towels
  • air-conditioned

DECK PLANS

This roof plan is representative of the design

DIVE DECK:

Danubio Azul diving Equipment: Access state-of-the-art diving equipment, including special suits, all compliant with safety standards. This includes 2 air compressors, 2 Coltri Nitrox compressors, oxygen tanks, all meticulously maintained.

Experienced Captains: Our captains, nationally qualified by the Maritime Forces, possess extensive experience in open-water navigation, backed by physical and psychological training.
Expert Guides: Explore naturalistic and diving itineraries led by qualified guides, experts in their respective fields.

EQUIPMENT ON BOARD:

  • Rest assured with our strict safety measures, including trained water rescue personnel
  • two radars
  • vhf radio
  • VHF-EPIRB
  • Two-way VHF
  • life raft
  • two Zodiacs with 50 HP Yamaha engines
  • reflectors
  • oxygen supply
  • bomb
  • fire extinguishers
  • life jacket
  • jackets
  • flares and more.

About Itinerary

Beneath the azure waves of the Galapagos archipelago, a realm of enchantment unveils itself. Dive into crystal-clear waters, where curious sea creatures and endemic species paint a living canvas of bio​diversity. With the Danubio Blue as your trusted vessel, you’ll be guided by experts who understand the secrets of these aquatic realms, sharing their knowledge and passion for the natural world with you.
This expedition is more than just a dive; it’s a voyage through time, unveiling the living history of a place that has inspired scientists and adventurers for generations. Be enchanted by the very waters that captivated Charles Darwin, and embark on a journey that goes beyond the surface to reveal the heart of evolution.

With safety as a paramount priority, the Danubio Blue ensures that your diving experience is not only memorable but secure. The expert crew and state-of-the-art equipment combine to provide you with a seamless, worry-free adventure in the aquatic wonderland.

ITINERARY DIVING - 8 DAYS

TUESDAY
AM: Arrive to Baltra airport
PM: Santa Cruz Island, Carrion Point
WEDNESDAY
AM: Bartholomew Island
PM: Cousins Rock
THURSDAY
AM: Wolf Island, Punta Shark Bay
PM: Wolf Island, El Derrumbe
FRIDAY
AM: Darwin Island
PM: Darwin Island
SATURDAY
AM: Darwin Island
PM: Darwin Island
SUNDAY
AM: Wolf Island, La Ventana Islet
PM: Wolf Island, La Banana
MONDAY
AM: Isabela Island, Marshall Cape
PM: Santiago Island, Egas Point
TUESDAY
AM: North Seymour Island
PM: Baltra – Flight back to Quito or Guayaquil

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY ​DIVING

DAY 1 - ​​TUESDAY 

DAY 1:​ SANTA CRUZ ISLAND, CARRION POINT

AM: Once you arrive to the airport our transportation will be ready to transfer you to our great diving vessel Danubio Azul.
PM: Santa Cruz Island, Carrion Point
This exotic place has one of the most pacific currents. The majority of species found here are the old chameleon and the gringo, old rainbow, chancho and pretty Galapagos gobio. This place is excellent for snorkeling and panga ride.

DAY 2 – ​​WEDNESDAY

DAY 2: BARTOLOME ISLANDS, SANTIAGO , COUSINS ROCK

AM: Bartholomew Island
PM: Cousins Rock
It’s famous for being a very special place for diving. Its amazing seahorses which love to cling to the black corals, but also the bloody frogfish attract lots of looks, however is kind of difficult to detect them, because of their mimic ability. Here you can also find abundance of species of endemic fish, and mega diversity of some others like don gringo fish, whitetail dascyllus, coral hawk fish, etc.
On this place you will be able to do diving, panga ride and snorkeling.

DAY 3 - ​​THURSDAY

DAY 3: ​WOLF ISLANDS, PUNTA SHARK BAY/ EL DERRUMBE

AM: Wolf Island, Punta Shark Bay
This place is the principal diving area at Wolf island placed at its south. The white coral covers the sea bottom and this is a very attractive for this place. Here you will also admire the presence of hammerheads sharks, as well as whale sharks or white head. There is also snorkeling activity for amateurs. 
PM: Wolf Island, El Derrumbe
Here you can find the empire of three spices of sharks. Hammerheads, Galapagos and whale sharks are the most important where diving will become a memorable experience. El Derrumbe is located on the southeast coast of wolf, an uninhabited island and no shore excursions are allowed.
Strong horizontal and vertical descending currents occur generally; it is very normal to find here open water species such as green and hawksbill turtles, manta rays and rays are observed here too. There are also types of pelagic species such as voracious bluefin jureles, palometas and steers.

DAY 4 - FRIDAY

DAY 4: DARWIN ISLAND 
  

AM-PM:El Arenal which is a sublime natural place where sea lions take their “nap”
Excellent for diving demanders, where you can find a lot of frigates, boobies and the colony of hammerheads and whales sharks is always present.
An important note to consider is that the currents here are strong and its lands are uninhabited; no shore excursions are allowed
El Arco, as its name implies, is a natural a physic structure with the shape of an arc made with rocks; its beauty will attire the attention of your camera.

DAY 5 - SATURDAY

DAY 5: DARWIN ISLAND   
           
 AM-PM El Arenal which is a sublime natural place where sea lions take their “nap”
Excellent for diving demanders, where you can find a lot of frigates, boobies and the colony of hammerheads and whales sharks is always present.
An important note to consider is that the currents here are strong and its lands are uninhabited; no shore excursions are allowed
El Arco, as its name implies, is a natural a physic structure with the shape of an arc made with rocks; its beauty will attire the attention of your camera.

DAY 6 - SUNDAY

DAY 6: ​WOLF ISLAND, LA VENTANA ISLET / WOLF ISLAND, LA BANANA

AM: Wolf Island, La Ventana Islet
Coming back to Wolf, it is possible to admire a variety of fish species due to the presence of seedling and grill. It is possible to find on the way with real spots of albacore, palometas, among others. It’s too much to say we will encounter hammerhead sharks on the way, as well as other spices of them.
PM: Wolf Island, La Banana
Due to the strong currents, it is strongly recommended that expert divers go through la Banana. Here you can see tuna fish, albacores, palometas, snappers and more big spices of fish.

DAY 7 - MONDAY

DAY 7: ​ISABELA ISLAND, MASRSHALL CAPE / SANTIAGO ISLAND, EGAS POINT

AM:  Isabela Island, Marshall Cape
It is a bottom of basaltic rock of very variable sizes and descends in a relatively steep slope towards greater depths. It is surprising that this background originated, through ground lava flows that went into the sea. Being in a megafauna pass area, this dive site is ideal for spotting stingrays, devil rays, green turtles, sea lions, different shark species and more open water species.
PM: Santiago Island, Egas Point
This visit consists of a black beach and a circular path that begins with an old road, and returns through the intertidal zone.
Among its main attractions we will find the fur seals colony of Galapagos, the intertidal zone and the human history related to the site.
There are also unique terrestrial birds of the archipelago such as the Galapagos hawk, the Galapagos dove, the Galapagos cucuve and a variety of Darwin finches.

DAY 8 - TUESDAY

DAY 8 : NORTH SEYMOUR ISLAND : TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

 AM: North Seymour Island
The visit to North Seymour is the best way of saying goodbye to the Galapagos. Following a dry landing at sunrise we will walk amongst the largest blue-footed booby colony of the Islands. It is likely that you will enjoy their dancing and singing to find a mate. Not far from the dancers we have great and magnificent frigate birds nesting. The males inflate their pouches to attract the ladies that fly above them. Swallow tailed gulls and tropicbirds decorate the large basaltic walls of the island. We will be back on board for breakfast at 8:00 and we have to be ready to check out at 9:00. It is always a good idea to do most of your packing the previous night so you can have a pleasant last early morning visit and a relaxed breakfast.

ITINERARY NATURALIST - 8 DAYS

TUESDAY
AM: Arrival at Baltra airport.
PM: Santa Cruz Island, Black Tortuga Cove
WEDNESDAY
AM: South Plaza Island
PM: Santa Fe Island, Barrington Bay
THURSDAY
AM: San Cristóbal Island, Cc David Rodríguez
PM: San Cristóbal Island, Cerro Brujo
FRIDAY
AM: Floreana Island, Bahia Post Office
PM: Floreana Island, Punta Cormorán
SATURDAY
AM: Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
PM: Bartolome Island
SUNDAY
AM: Rábida Island
PM: Wolf Island, La Banana
MONDAY
AM: Eden Island
PM: Ballena Bay
PM: Santa Cruz, Fausto Llerena
TUESDAY
AM: Santa Cruz, Las Bachas Beach
PM: Baltra – Flight back to Quito or Guayaquil

Danubio Azul Yacht Rates 2024 

8 DAYS

$​3990 Per person

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INCLUDED:

  • Naturalist Diving Guide
  • Diving Tanks
  • Dumbbells
  • Lead Belt
  • Emergency Oxygen Equipment
  • First aid kit.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($200 per person) New rate apply since August 01st, 2024 
  • Complete kit rental $350 (Regulator, BCD, Mask, Fins, Hood, Gloves, 2-piece 7 mm Neoprene)
  • Nitrox ($150)
  • Nitrox use course – 100 cf / 15 lt cylinders
  • Rental of special cylinders
  • diving flashlight
  • Regulator input
  • Camera fee ($35)

Facts & Questions

What safety equipment do you have onboard?
  • Rest assured with our strict safety measures, including trained water rescue personnel
  • two radars
  • vhf radio
  • VHF-EPIRB
  • Two-way VHF
  • life raft
  • two Zodiacs with 50 HP Yamaha engines
  • reflectors
  • oxygen supply
  • bomb
  • fire extinguishers
  • life jacket
  • jackets
  • flares and more.
What is food like onboard?

You will not go hungry onboard. We provide a Continental buffet prior to your first dive, then a full breakfast after the dive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served buffet style for all you can eat. We serve international and Ecuadorian dishes prepared with fresh local produce and seafood.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Of course. We can accommodate virtually any dietary requests (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc) as long as you su​​bmit them to us​ in a timely manner. Your requests will be included on your Diver Booking form due 90 days prior to arrival.

How much of a tip do you recommend?

In Galapagos, on all cruises – dive or naturalist, the recommendation is 10% of the cost of your departure rate. 

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