Danubio Azul Liveaboard, Galapagos


The modern M/Y Danubio Azul was launched in 2016. The small ship cruise vessel has just five cabins, accommodating ten guests per trip. Three cabins have bunk beds, one has twin beds, and one has a double bed. Each comfortable cabin has a private bathroom, air conditioning, adequate storage space, which includes under-bed storage, and a window or port hole. Meals can be enjoyed al fresco as you feast your eyes on the views from the covered dining area. Diving is at the core of cruises aboard the M.Y. Danubio Azul. Wetsuits and snorkeling gear are carried on the boat, and packages include diving tanks and weights. A professional diving naturalist guide also accompanies your trip, helping you to get the most out of your explorations in the magnificent and bio-diverse Galapagos.

Set sail aboard the MY Danubio Azul for a fabulous seven-night diving vacation in the Galapagos. Trips start and finish in Baltra. Your cruise will take you to Bartolome, Darwin Island, Punta Shark Bay, Marshall Cape, and more. The amount of aquatic life that you will encounter is staggering. There are more than 400 species of fish that live in the waters around the Galapagos, including sunfish, batfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, grunt, grouper, surgeonfish, and frogfish. Turtles, eels, starfish, seahorses, crabs, corals, lobsters, sea slugs, sea urchins, and anemones are just a few other living creatures you are likely to spot in the waters. Shark species include Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, and silky sharks. The Galapagos also has a wide assortment of bird life, with boobies, penguins, and cormorants commonly encountered whilst diving. 

The experienced and amenable staff members of the M.Y. Danubio Azul are ready to extend a cheery welcome and to assist you in having a spectacular vacation to remember. Don’t miss out! Call us or book online today.

Please Note: The Danubio Azul requires a minimum of 6 guests per trip to guarantee departure.

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Included: VAT, Fuel Surcharge, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Naturalist Guide, Snorkeling Guide, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (35 USD per trip), National Park Fees (100 USD per trip), Port Fees, Visas and Fees (20 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Local Flights, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Nitrox (150 USD per week), Rental Gear.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Tenders for diving

The crew speaks English and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

Deckplan - Danubio Azul Galapagos floorplan


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2016
  • Length 71 feet
  • Top speed 13 knots
  • Cruising speed 11 knots
  • Max guests 10
  • Number of cabins 5
  • Number of bathrooms 5
  • Tenders 1

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests

Danubio Azul Reviews

  • 7.3 Good
  • 6 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Amy K
  • United States United States
Boat quality low but also the lowest price. You get what you pay for.

Seeing over 100 scalloped hammerhead sharks. Very knowledgeable dive guides concerned about protecting this prescious environment, and safety of the divers.

Recommended for
Great dive guides. Wonderful crew. Friendly helpful guests.
  • 2.0 Review score
  • Paul S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Avoid at all costs as this trip is not as advertised

The Galapagos Islands are incredible and the underwater marine life is magical. Please ensure you book with a reputable dive operator and avoid this liveaboard at all costs.

Recommended for
Unprofessional guide and inexperienced crew. Poor standards of facilities on the boat, including cabins. Safety standards were appalling.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marian G
  • Philippines Philippines
Glorious diving with big fish

Of course all the hammerheads & galapagos sharks. The sea lions, birds, & marine iguanas

Recommended for
The pristine & naturally endowed environment
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Armando G
  • Mexico Mexico


Recommended for
People, guidance and The diving spots
  • 7.2 Good
  • JOSE M
  • Spain Spain
Buena calidad por el precio

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