Follow in Darwin’s footsteps to a wild paradise with the luxurious Aqua Mare
Venture into one of the world’s most exotic destinations on the most luxurious private yacht charter Galapagos Islands has to offer. Characterized by unparalleled natural beauty, endemic wildlife, and rich history, the Galapagos archipelago is known as the island born of fire, created as a result of centuries of volcanic eruptions.
Today, each island offers a different landscape for exploration. Imagine mountainous terrains scattered with shield volcanoes and lava fields, arid zones covered with endemic cacti, and beautiful white-sand beaches with sparkling turquoise waters. Its marine reserve is also one of the largest and most biologically diverse in the world.
Guests will have ample daily opportunities to embark on guided snorkeling and diving excursions and witness the region’s incredible marine life on Aqua Mare’s Galapagos private yacht charter. The waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands are home to a myriad of sea creatures including species of sharks, rays, reef fish, and occasionally, even whales.
Over on land, Aqua Mare guests will experience guided hiking adventures to some of the islands’ hotspots for spotting wildlife. There’ll be chances to see land and marine iguanas — striking creatures which look like they were descendants of the mythical dragons. There’ll also be visits to see the remarkable Galapagos penguins, blue-footed boobies, and giant tortoises, which are one of the key highlights of an expedition to the Galapagos Islands.
Setting a new standard for boutique luxury ocean expeditions in the region, the seven-suite Aqua Mare Galapagos private charter will navigate this UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore its rich biodiversity with two seven- and two 14-night itineraries, each of which can be personalized according to individual preferences.
View a tour of our luxury Galapagos private charter
As the first superyacht to sail the Galapagos Archipelago, Aqua Mare invites you on one of the greatest adventures of all time amid exceptional elegance and space, guided by expert naturalist guides conducting small group wildlife excursions.
Wake up to spectacular panoramic views from the sun deck, unwind in the Galapagos Islands’ first-ever onboard ‘Beach Club’, soak up the warm Ecuadorian rays as you ease your muscles in the six-person jacuzzi, or admire the northern and southern starlit skies with a cocktail on balmy evenings. Guests are treated to innovative flavors helmed by Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, one of Peru’s finest chefs celebrated for his farm-to-table approach to creating gastronomic delights from local produce and only the freshest seafood.
Choose from our seven- or 14-night private charter itineraries, or even create your own personal getaways. Whatever your preference, our team aboard Aqua Mare’s Galapagos private yacht charter will tailor the best-personalized experience for you, your friends, and family.
Sophistication Aboard Aqua Mare
Seven suites – 16 guests
Aqua Mare is the most unique private yacht charter Galapagos Islands has, bringing incomparable elegance and style to the archipelago with its seven spacious individually-designed suites in five cabin categories with premium furnishing and personalized details befitting royalty.
Our Galapagos private yacht charter surpasses international Health and Safety standards with the most stringent of measures, hygiene regulations and management processes.
Exclusive and Luxurious
Whether it’s observing wildlife, hiking through volcanic landscapes, or kayaking among seals and penguins, our Galapagos private charter excursions are intimate adventures limited to eight guests per guide.
Our expeditions offer every comfort including world-class dining, twice daily off-board excursions, top-of-the-line sports equipment, laundry service, internet, and group transfers.
Ample personal and social spaces
Luxuriate in sea-facing suites, along with private and social areas, from sophisticated lounges, relaxing ‘Beach club’, observation decks and panoramic jacuzzi views.
Celebrate, reunite, and get away in bespoke luxury and safety. Our regal Galapagos private yacht charter and one-to-one level of personalized service allow for high-end travel in peace of mind.
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Follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps in the Galapagos Islands
Charles Darwin’s most influential work – the Origin of Species, wherein he details his theory of evolution – was inspired by his voyage to the Galapagos Islands. Today, his name is inextricably linked with the archipelago. However, back in the 1800s, it was mere fate which brought him to these enchanted shores.
Volcanoes of the Galapagos Islands: When was the last eruption?
Located on the Nazca tectonic plate, the Galapagos Islands owe their existence to volcanic eruptions. They were formed as long as five million years ago through layering and lifting caused by the Galapagos hotspot – a volcanic region in the East Pacific Ocean.
From sea lions curiously approaching you while snorkeling to marine iguanas being utterly unbothered by your presence, the Galapagos Islands are a haven for spotting animals in the wild. Here’s our ultimate list of ten animals to spot while sailing on Aqua Mare.
Even within the archipelago, there’s a lot of diversity to be found. There are over a hundred islands, islets, and rocks which make up the Galapagos Islands, each featuring their own distinctive features. Among these, 13 are classified as major islands and only four are inhabited.
Top 5 Snorkeling & Diving Spots in the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands have some of the most remote and unique spots for snorkeling and diving. Nearly 20 percent of marine life is endemic including species of puffer fish, eels, and barnacles. It’s also one of the few places where hammerhead sharks and golden rays can be found swimming close to shore.
From swimming with endemic Galapagos penguins to hiking past volcanoes and mangrove lagoons, Aqua Mare’s Galapagos private charter will give you plenty of exciting adventures to create unforgettable memories.