Humboldt Explorer is a professional dive yatch runs by Explorer Ventures Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in the Galapagos Islands. It can accommodate up to 16 guests.

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Description

Boat

Humboldt Explorer is a 34 meters long, 6.5 meters wide professional dive liveaboard in Galapagos that built with safety and comfort in mind, with max. cruising speed at 10 knots per hour.

Humboldt Explorer features a roomy, air conditioned salon on the main deck, with dining tables, TV, music system, CD/DVD player, video library for entertainment and lounge area. The galley is adjacent to the salon.

Aboard the Humboldt Explorer, lunch and evening meals usually consist of lots of salad, potatoes, rice, chicken, beef, pork, and fish. Breakfast is the usual fare of eggs, cereal, toast and fresh fruits. If you have any dietary restrictions or requests, please let our Dive and Cruise agent know, so we will put a note for you.

On the upper deck is also the sun deck, it is partially covered and has sunning open ocean views, with a jacuzzi with ample sun bathing charis, and a bar.

Humboldt Explorer has a large dive deck includes a bathroom, large camera table with charging station, individual storage areas, rinse bins for cameras and another for gear. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.


Cabin

Humboldt Explorer has 8 comforatble guest cabins, it can comfortably accommodate up to 16 passengers.

All cabins have ensuite bathroom, flat screen television, dresser, closet, reading lamps, smoke alarm and alarm system, electricity outlets.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#1 - #2) :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one queen size double bed, upon request, it can be converted to two single beds side by side, with seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Cabins (#3 - #4) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes. This cabin's bed is fixed as twin beds.

4 Deluxe Cabins (#5 - #8) :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, it can be converted to a queen bed for couples if needed, portholes.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional sunset/night dives.

  • Usually 8D/7N diving trip will offer 18 - 20 dives in total.

  • 1 Check dive will be provided on the embarkation day.

  • Only 1 - 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • No dive will be provided on the day of disembarkation.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers must have AOW level with at least 100 logged dives.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with an additional cost
  • 15L Tanks:Limited available with an additional cost
  • Technical Dive Available:Not available at the moment
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available, rate on request
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD) or credit cards.
  • Crew Number:9, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Galapagos Sample Itinerary

Dat 1: San Cristobal (1 Check Dive)
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport and escort them to the Humboldt Explorer.

Guests will board the vessel after 1:00pm, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the Humboldt Explorer will depart for a short crossing to Isla Lobos for a check out dive and safety briefing. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

Dat 2: Punta Carrion (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives, sightings include rays and schools of fish.
Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour Island to see the large colonies of Blue Footed Boobies and Frigate Birds. Sighting of Sea Lions and Marine Iguanas are also common. Depart for Northern Islands. (16+ hour transit)

Dat 3: Wolf Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Night anchor at Wolf Island.

Dat 4: Wolf Island (2 Dives) + Darwin Island (2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives at Wolf Island and 2:00 and 4:30 dives at Darwin Island.
Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Dat 5: Darwin Island (4 Dives)
6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 dives, sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season) eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Transit to Wolf Island.

Dat 6: Wolf Island (3 Dives)
6:30, 9:00 and 11:00 dives, sightings often include hammerheads, whale sharks (in season), eagle rays, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks. Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)

Dat 7: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 dives (number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)
This is a great macro diving with an excellent chance of seeing sea horses, sea lions and eagle rays. Lunch will be served while transiting to Santa Cruz (3 hours).

Travel by bus to the Santa Cruz Highlands to visit the giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Visit the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre on your own. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Humboldt Explorer at 8:30pm.

Dat 8: San Cristobal
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Guests are free to visit the beach in town to see sea lions and marine iguanas in their natural habitat or take a short walk to the Interpretive Centre. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.


About Arrival :
Transfers within the Galapagos are included in your package for same day arrivals on the island of departure for the vessel. You will be met at the airport in Galapagos by one of our tour guides.

If you miss any of your flights and are not able to make it to Ecuador or the Galapagos on schedule, please contact Galasam, our Ecuadorian partner, at 011-593-99703-1382 or 011-593-99529-7471 and notify them of your updated arrival time should you have that information, and where you may be reached in the meantime.


About Departure :
The vessel return back to port on Friday evening (the day before disembarkation), the last dinner of the cruise is on the island and is not included in the price of the trip. Transportation is organized and included for transfer to the airport.

More

Destinations Galapagos
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Jacuzzi
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
27/05/2019 to 03/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,395.00 Detail
03/06/2019 to 10/06/2019 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,395.00 Detail
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02/09/2019 to 13/09/2019 11 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $7,707.00 Detail
13/09/2019 to 23/09/2019 10 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $8,477.00 Detail
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06/07/2020 to 13/07/2020 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,395.00 Detail
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30/11/2020 to 07/12/2020 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,395.00 Detail
07/12/2020 to 14/12/2020 7 nights Galapagos San Cristobal - San Cristobal From $5,395.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Galapagos 7 nights Stateroom From $5,395.00
Galapagos 10 nights Stateroom From $8,477.00
Galapagos 11 nights Stateroom From $7,707.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening

Useful information

Galapagos

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. There are two season:
- From June to November, fish life is abundant and there is a greater chance of whale shark encounters.
- December to May is mating season and also hammerhead and manta ray season.

Visa's : Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the EU, Canada and the USA do not require visas for stays up to 90 days. Residents from some African and Asian countries require visas. Please check with your closest Ecuadorian Consulate for current entry requirements.

Climat : Although located on the equator, the weather is not tropical. The cooler, dry season extends from June to November when the air is misty and the winds are stronger. The warmer, more tropical season is between December to May.

  • During the dry season, the air temperature averages between 21°C to 27°C.
  • During the warmer season, the air temperature averages between 24°C to 32°C.

Water : With strong current fluctuations mean that there are always thermoclines underwater.

  • During the dry season, the water temperature ranges from 16°C to 24°C.
  • During the warmer season, the water temperature ranges from 21°C to 28°C.

Clothing : Warmer clothes for the cooler months, and lighter clothes for the warmer sunny months. Also bring long pants and long sleeved shirts for protection against mosquito and sand fly bites.

Plugs : Type A & B (US./Canada)electrical plug with 120-127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly to Quito or Guyaquil, with daily domestic connections to Galapagos.

Currency : Local currency is the US Dollar. Visa, Mastercard and Diners credit cards are most widely accepted. And international ATM's are available.

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