HUMBOLDT EXPLORER DIVING YACHT - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The 16-passenger Humboldt Explorer Galapagos liveaboard provides eight air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; each has a private bathrooms, flat screen television and ocean view. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a hot tub and ample seating, salon area with dining, bar and entertainment area.

The 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.
 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Registry: Pto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos Islands
Length overall: 111.5 ft (34 meters)
Beam: 21.3 ft (6.5 meters)
Draft: 8.2 ft (2.5 meters)
Tonnage: 169 ITC
Main engines: Detroit Diesel 6V92, 350 hp
Generators: 2x Perkins 73 kw
Maximum Speed: 10 knots
Fuel Capacity: 5,300 gallons (20,000 liters)
Range: 1,800 nm
Accommodations: 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned rooms on main and lower decks, all with private bathrooms and showers. All rooms except rooms 3 & 4 (forward below deck) can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. Up to 7 crew and 2 guides in crews' quarters.
Safety Equipment: Life rafts (2), life rings/strobes, life vests/strobes, emergency position locator, flares, oxygen and first aid equipment
Air Systems:2 electric Bauer compressors with nitrox membrane, producing 32% nitrox, bank storage
Tenders: Rigid hull inflatables (2), used for passenger transport and diver pickup
Accessories: Diving Equipment
 

DECK PLANS: 

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The Sun Deck features a large lounge area, the partially covered sun deck and a hot tub with ample seating.

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The Main Deck features two guest cabins, 1 & 2, each with private bath and shower, 1 queen or 2 twin beds, television, ample storage and provides guests with an ocean view; the dining area and large dive deck.

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The Lower Deck comprises six cabins, 3-8, each with private bath and shower, television, window and ample storage. Cabins 3 & 4 have twin beds only. Cabins 5,6,7 & 8 have 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed. 

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ITINERARY:

Days aboard a Galapagos dive liveaboard, on the M / V Humboldt Explorer, generally involve a dive at 6:30 am followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30 am, lunch at 12:00 pm and afternoon dives at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm (On days with long inter-island transits, the number of dives will be reduced to 2-3 dives. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 pm. Current National Parks guidelines, night dives and shore visits are strictly regulated The Humboldt Explorer must follow the island and shore tour program as outlined below.

Please note that these Galapagos life aboard dive itineraries are only examples and will change based on local regulation, weather, and logistics at the Captain's discretion. Currently, each week the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of visits to the island, however, is dictated by the Galapagos National Park and may vary weekly.

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Humboldt Explorer - Sample Itinerary
Monday: San Cristobal (1 Check Out Dive at Isla Lobos)
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the late morning. The dive guides will meet the guests at the airport between 11:30 am and 12 pm and escort them to the Galapagos liveaboard, 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.

Tuesday: 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)

Wednesday: 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.

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

Friday: 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

Saturday: 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)

Sunday: 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.

Monday: 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.

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8 DAYS ITINERARY DIVING
MON AM: San Cristobal Airport. Transfer to the boat                         
PM: Lobos Island
TUE AM: Punta Carrion
PM: North Seymour
WED AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island
THU AM: Wolf Island
PM: Transit to Darwin Island
FRI AM: Darwin Island
PM: Darwin Island
SAT AM: Wolf Island
PM: Wolf Island
SUN AM: Cousin’s Rock 
PM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
MON AM: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center 
San Cristobal Airport

 

 

RATES: 

 

 2021 HUMBOLDT EXPLORER YACHT PRICES PER PERSON
ITINERARY 8 DAYS
DIVING US$5,995
CHARTER US$ 95,920

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights/8 days aboard the vessel;
  • up to 4 dives daily (weather permitting);
  • 3 meals daily, except Sunday’s evening meal;
  • between-dive snacks;
  • towels, linens, etc.;
  • use of tanks, weights and weight belts;
  • all air fills;
  • transfers within Galapagos Islands for same day arrivals & departures;
  • local alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Rates may increase for existing reservations and will be confirmed no later than 12 months before the charter departure date.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Galapagos National Park fee ($ 100)
  • camera support fee ($ 35)
  • tourist card ($ 20) and fuel tax.
  • Airfare to the Galapagos Islands and additional pre / post cruise land options.
  • Guaranteed single occupancy is billed an additional 80% of the retail stateroom price
  • Fuel tax

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