Galapagos islands liveaboard 2020

As the Ecuadorian Government tightens down restrictions and access to this amazing archipelago, NOW is the time to cross this DREAM trip off of your bucket list.

 

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for this once in a lifetime magical experience on board the Humbolt Explorer of the Explorer Venture Liveaboard fleet to dive the majestic and mysterious islands of the Galapagos.This is where it all began with Sir Charles Darwin aboard the HMS Beagle as he developed his theories of evolution and wrote "On The Origin of Species"

Experience 8 days and 7 nights diving one of the most spectacular and sought after dive locations in the world.

October 19- 26, 2020

Package includes:

Trip (double occupancy)- $5395

Fuel Surcharge Fee- $150

Galapagos National Park Fee- $100

Chamber Support Fee- $35

Galapagos Tourist Card- $20

Nitrox for ALL dives- $150

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; alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge).

For ONLY $5900

Does not include: Airfare to Ecuador or Galapagos Islands as well as land options before/after cruise which are available at additional cost; hotel accommodations before/ after the cruise, tips, personal expenses, or premium alcoholic drinks.

 

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 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.

 

We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance (don’t forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre and post cruise) and we require dive accident insurance on this itinerary.  Both may be obtained by clicking on the DAN link on the DIVE ARMY website and signing up.

 

The Boat:

The Humboldt Explorer comfortably accommodates 16 passengers in 8 air-conditioned rooms, all of which have private bath and shower facilities. Most cabins can be arranged to provide two twin beds or one large bed depending on guest needs. All cabins have flat screen televisions and windows to maximize the view of the Pacific Ocean and Galapagos Archipelago. Cabins are located on the main and lower decks. The air-conditioned salon on the main deck includes dining tables, TV, CD/DVD, video library and lounge area.

A partially covered sundeck with jacuzzi and ample seating areas is located on the top level, and a salon including a lounge area, a spacious dive deck with a large camera table are just some of the features.

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. The Humboldt Explorer is also equipped with a satellite telephone for emergency calls worldwide and has the support capabilities for technical divers and rebreathers.

 

Payment Plan:

$500 deposit

 

$340 a month until 1 July 2020 upon which time balance will be due

OR

1 June 2019- $1080

1 Sept 2019- $1080

1 Dec 2019-  $1080

1 Mar 2020-  $1080

1 June 2020- $1080 or balance will be due.

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