HUMBOLDT EXPLORER DIVING YACHT - GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

HUMBOLDT EXPLORER - LAST MINUTE DEALS

 CRUISE DATES   DAYS  ROUTE PRICE
JULY 15 - 22 8 DAYS A $4092
JULY 22 - 29 8 DAYS A $4092
AUGUST 05 - 12 8 DAYS A $5980
AUG 30 - SEP 09 11 DAYS A $8895
SEPTEMBER 16 - 23 8 DAYS A $6195
SEP 30 - OCT 07 8 DAYS A $6295

HUMBOLDT EXPLORER 

INFORMATION ABOUT HUMBOLDT EXPLORER  

Diving the Galapagos Islands on board HUMBOLDT EXPLORER will allow you to experience an unknown world of beauty, wonder and marine life. You will see sea lions, turtles, hammerhead sharks, white tip sharks, dolphins, whale sharks, manta rays, Galapagos sharks, and huge schools of eagle and golden Rays.

We offer the elegance and comfort to make your cruise an unforgettable experience.

Technical Details

  • Capacity:16 passenger on board
  • Length:106 ft (32.3 meters)
  • Beam:21.3 ft (6.5 meters)
  • Draft:8.2 ft (2.5 meters)
  • Electricity:110v - 220v
  • Speed:10 knotsCrew
  • Members:7 crew members + 2 diving instructors
  • Registry: Pto Baquerizo Moreno, Galapagos Islands
  • Length overall: 111.5 ft (34 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

Safety

  • 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

Service Onboard

  • •​SUN DECK
  • The Sun Deck features a large lounge area, the partially covered sun deck and a hot tub with ample seating.
  • MAIN DECK
  • 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.
  • LOWER DECK
  • 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.

GALLERY YATCH 

ACCOMODATION 

MATRIMONIAL CABIN

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.

DECK PLANS

This deck plan is representative of the layout, but do not rely on it for cabin sizes. 

DIVE DECK:

  • The dive deck is equipped with individual gear bins,
  • Large camera table,
  • Recharging station,
  • Air and nitrox filling stations,
  • Tank racks,
  • And a separate fresh water rinse tank for underwater camera equipment.
  • Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (tenders), easily boarded from the dive deck.

About Itinerary

Days aboard the Humboldt Explorer generally involve a 6:30am dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, and afternoon dives at 2:00 pm and 4:30pm (On days with long transits between islands, the number of dives will be reduced to 2-3 dives - see itinerary). Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 pm. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated.At this time, each week in the itinerary includes the same islands. The order of the islands, however, is dictated by the National Parks Foundation.The Humboldt Explorer must follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below.

ITINERARY DIVING - 8 DAYS

MONDAY
AM: Arrival in Baltra Airport
PM: Baltra.
TUESDAY
AM: Baltra North (Equipment Check - 2 Dives)
PM: North Seymour (land visit) .
WEDNESDAY
AM: Wolf Island (3-4 Dives).
THURSDAY
AM:Wolf Island (2 Dives)
PM: Transit to Darwin Island (2 Dives).
FRIDAY
AM: Darwin Island (4 Dives).
SATURDAY
AM: Wolf Island (3 Dives).
SUNDAY
AM: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)
Santa Cruz:  
PM: Highlands.
MONDAY
AM: Baltra.

DAY BY DAY 

DAY 1 - MONDAY
DAY 1:  ​ Baltra 

MONDAY
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, organize equipment and listen to the safety briefings.

DAY 2 – TUESDAY
DAY 2 :  ​​BALTRA NORTH 

TUESDAY
Equipment check, 7:00 and 10:00 dives Sightings include rays and schools of fish.

Afternoon North Seymour land visit. Walk the path around North Seymour. 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)

DAY 3 - WEDNESDAY
DAY 3 :  ​Wolf Island

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

DAY 4 - ​ THURSDAY  
DAY 4 :  ​Wolf Island

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

DAY 5 - FRIDAY
DAY 5 : ​Darwin Island

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

DAY 6 - SATURDAY
DAY 6 :  ​​Wolf Island

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

DAY 7 - SUNDAY
DAY 7 : ​Cousin´s Rock (1-2 dives) / Santa Cruz: Highlands

SUNDAY
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.

DAY 8 - MONDAY
DAY 8 :  ​Baltra- Return to Mainland

MONDAY
Depart the vessel by 9:00 am. Transfer to the Airport. Flight to Mainland.

Humboldt Explorer Yacht RATES 2024 

8 DAYS

$​6195 Per person

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INCLUDED:

  • 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
  • Use of tanks, weights and weight belts
  • All air fills
  • Transfers between vessel and airport for same day arrivals & departures
  • Local alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to/from Galapagos
  • Dive instruction and retails sales
  • Dive gear rental (Wetsuit, BCD, regulator, dive computer, fins, masks, booties, gloves, hoods)
  • Crew gratuities
  • Trip Cancellation & Dive Accident Insurance
  • Premium Alcoholic Beverages
  • Galapagos National Park Entrance fee ($200 per person) New rate apply since August 01st, 2024 
  • Ingala Transit Card USD 20 per person, cash only).
  • Nitrox: USD 150 per person.
  • Hyperbaric chamber fee USD 35 per person.
  • Fuel tax USD 150 per person.

Facts & Questions

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR DIVERS?
  • Children 15 years and up who are certified and have the prerequisite number of logged dives may dive when accompanied by an experienced diving parent.
Diving Equiment Rental Prices Per Person Per Week

Full Scuba Package -BCD, Regulator, Console, wetsuit (does not include computer)$ 250Regulator Package with gauges, octopus and inflator$ 90Computer$ 100BCD$ 90Full Body Wetsuit$ 75 (7mm)Mask & Snorkel$ 25Fins/booties$ 50DIN/Yoke Adaptor (limited availability)$ 2515 Liters Tank$ 130Nitrox fills$ 150 per week

The air-conditioned lounge on the main deck includes

Dining tables, bar, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area. On the upper level there is a partially covered terrace with a jacuzzi and large seating areas.

What is the diving platform equipped with?

It is equipped with individual equipment containers, a large camera table, a recharging station, air and nitrox filling stations, tank mounts, and a separate freshwater rinse tank for underwater camera equipment. Diving operations are conducted from two large pangas (boats), which are easily accessible from the diving platform.

How many crew do you have onboard?

There are 11 crew members: Captain, first mate, sailor, chef, chef’s assistant, engineer, machinist/electrician, cabin boy, waiter/bar man and 2 dive guides.

How much of a tip do you recommend?

In Galapagos, on all cruises – dive or naturalist, the recommendation is 10% of the cost of your departure rate. That is shared by 11 crew members.

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