Launched for the first time in 2016, the M/Y Danubio Azul is a small vessel offering 7-night diving trips in the glorious Galapagos. Starting and ending in Baltra, this magnificent itinerary takes guests to wonders such as Darwin Island, Bartolome and Punta Shark Bay to name just a few. There are a staggering number of fish species that choose to make the Galapagos Islands their home – over 400 have been recorded – and so divers are in for the experience of a lifetime, with an experienced crew to help get them there.
The Danubio Azul has only 5 cabins. Of these 5 cabins, three are bunk bed arrangements, one is twin configured and the other has a double size bed, accommodating 10 guests in total. The air-conditioned cabins are spacious and modern, with either a port hole or a window and private bathroom facilities. A covered outdoor dining area is where guests can enjoy their meals, al-fresco, with magnificent views of the surroundings to make their meal taste that tiny bit sweeter. Diving is the main focus of each trip, and as such weights and dive tanks are included in the trip price. The Danubio Azul boasts a fantastic and knowledgeable naturalist dive guide who will show guests the best that the Galapagos has to offer. Divers can hope to see frogfish, grouper, sunfish, turtles, seahorses, angelfish and a host of other marine animals around every corner. As if this wasn’t enough, sharks are also in abundance in the Galapagos including silky sharks, hammerheads and whale sharks. This area is also world-renowned for its fantastic bird life, so there is much to see both above and below the water’s surface. Guests might spot penguins or cormorants while sailing this beautiful destination.