The latest and arguably most luxurious superyacht to grace the Galapagos, the 50m Italian-designed and -built Aqua Mare raises the bar in terms of wildlife cruises offering that rare mix of sophistication, style and space.
Behind a sleek contemporary façade, the Aqua Mare evokes a more classic period of ocean cruises – timbered decks, bespoke mahogany furniture dressed with soft white upholstery and polished brass fittings.
Ranging from 170 to 300 square feet, the 6 Design Suites are spread across 3 decks and continue this elegant nautical feel, each beautifully appointed with strip porthole windows. Upgrade to the owners suite and you enjoy picture windows and an absolute abundance of space (800 square feet!) together with exclusive steward service.
Generous communal spaces flow throughout the vessel from the lounge, dining room, beach club bar and library right out onto the decks where you can sink into a jacuzzi and watch the world drift by.
The MV Aqua Mare offers 7-night East – and West Galapagos itineraries with daily excursions led by 2 expert naturalist guides. Back on the boat, guests can snorkel or take advantage of the paddle boards and kayaks.
The MV Aqua Mare is a wonderful option with highly personalised service and an almost unheard of one-to-one crew to guest ratio. For the poor sailors amongst us, the vessel’s unique stabilizers provide more comfort while sailing or at rest. Admittedly, the classic décor and porthole cabins clash with contemporary design but the sheer space available is ideal for those looking for an intimate atmosphere with room to escape.