Galapagos Aggressor Announces New Itinerary

February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Galapagso AggressorIn November the Galapagos National Park announced several new regulations and the enforcement of other rules that had been previously neglected. One of the biggest changes in the new regulations effects those diving in the Galapagos.

The waters surrounding the Galapagos is the second largest marine reserve and in the world.  For many travelers Galapagos Diving is the highlight of their trip. Approximately 4 years ago the National Park ruled that boats that offered naturalist cruises were no longer permitted to offer diving as part of their cruise. In November the National Park announced that boats offering Galapagos Diving Cruises are no longer permitted to offer land visits outside of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.

To honor the National Parks new regulations the Galapagos Aggressor yachts have announced a new itinerary effective February 1, 2011. The new itinerary is as follows:

THURSDAY
AM: Arrival to San Cristobal – lunch and briefing
PM: Check out dive at Isla Lobos and welcome cocktail

FRIDAY
AM: Bartolome
PM: Two dives at Cousin Rocks

SATURDAY
AM: Two dives at Wolf
PM: Two dives at Wolf

SUNDAY
AM: Two dives at Darwin
PM: Two dives at Darwin

MONDAY
AM: Two dives at Darwin (Jun-Dec)
PM: One dive at Wolf (Jun-Dec)

AM: Two dives at Roca Redonda (Jan-May)
PM: Two dives at Punta Vicente Roca (Jan-May)

TUESDAY
AM: Two dives at Roca Redonda (Jun-Dec)
PM: Two dives at Punta Vicente Roca (Jan-May)

AM: Two dives at Cabo Marshall (Jan-May)
PM: Two dives at Cabo Marshall (Jan-May)

WEDNESDAY
AM: Santa Cruz Highlands
PM: Puerto Ayora – Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station

THURSDAY
AM: Check out and departure from San Cristobal

The 2011 itinerary adds diving at Roca Redonda and Punta Vicente Roca (Isabela Island), and in 2012 will add Pinta Island.

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