Galapagos Aggressor II (Albatross Yacht)
The 100-foot Galapagos Aggressor I and Galapagos Aggressor II are sister ships custom built and designed particularly for cruising the Archipelago of Galapagos. Both are beautifully decorated inside with teak wood creating a rich, nautical atmosphere. Built by Varadero Mena Ship Yard in Guayaquil, Ecuador, these 14-passenger vessels comply with all international safety standards. In early 2000, each yacht was renovated, enlarged and all mechanical equipment was overhauled. They may be chartered with crew to accommodate any special itineraries. All itineraries are approved by the National Parks Service of the Galapagos Islands.
There are seven luxurious air-conditioned staterooms, each with two berths. Four staterooms are located on the lower level and three are on the upper level. Stateroom features include: private head and shower, individual climate control, a cassette stereo system and a port window, which offers great views and plenty of natural light. Your cabin is just steps away from the main salon, dining room and dive deck. The salon, located on the main level, is an attractively furnished area designed for comfort and relaxation.Exiting the salon and traveling toward the stern of the Galapagos Aggressors, guests enter the large dive deck. Each guest has his/her own dive station with locker for gear storage. The lockers are actually seats used for donning and removing gear. Air tanks are conveniently located on the back of locker, always hooked up and ready for diving. All tanks are filled in place with either air or nitrox.
A large, carpeted camera table with low pressure air nozzles, battery charging area, camera rinse tank and wet suit racks are located on this spacious deck. There is a dive briefing area for drawing dive site illustrations and giving site details. A toilet is located on this deck. A large platform is only a few inches from sea level and one step down from the well laid out dive deck.
Most diving is done from inflatables, which are safely boarded in calm water.The attentive crew members will assist you when boarding. When diving or snorkeling is done from the mother ship, entries are made easily with a giant stride and exiting is simple with the aid of a ladder extending underwater.
After your dive, rinse with a warm freshwater shower on the dive platform.An E-6 film processing lab is on board along with a full line of underwater camera rental equipment. Film, batteries, and an underwater video system are available on board. The photo pro is eager to give tips or a comprehensive course with specialty certification.Soak up some sun on one of two spacious sun decks with deck chairs and chaise lounges. Level three is a partially covered deck for those who prefer shade and a good book.Level four is all sun with built-in seating areas and a spectacular view. Between dives you can relax in the soothing jacuzzi.