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Humboldt Explorer - First Class Yacht

The Humboldt Explorer is a new vessel, which began construction in August 2009 and will provide guests with exceptional amenities. All cabins are air-conditioned and have private bath and showers, an ocean view, flat screen televisions and can be arranged to provide 2 twin beds or one large bed depending on guest needs.

A partially covered sundeck with jacuzzi and ample seating areas, a salon including a lounge area, a spacious dive deck with a large camera table are just some of the features.The Humboldt Explorer was designed by one of the premier marine architects in Ecuador, and is the first of her kind. She is a 106 foot, 2 level steel monohull vessel, built for stability on the long crossings to Darwin and Wolf, and features raised lower staterooms to allow a window in every room.

The vessel offers 6 lower and 2 upper staterooms, each with private baths, full-size twin beds that can convert to queen beds and large windows. A teak sundeck features open and covered areas, a Jacuzzi, wet bar, BBQ grill and ample seating for all; the indoor dining and lounge area comfortably seats all guests as well. A large dive deck with camera rinse tank, large camera table, wetsuit drying area and hot showers accommodates 16 divers with ease, and a cruising speed of up to 10 knots means more itinerary options than are available aboard slower vessels.

Humbold Explorer accommodates 16 passengers in 8 comfortable double cabins with full-size twin beds that can be converted to queen beds. All cabins have an ocean view, air-conditioning, hot water, TV/DVD.

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Important Information

  • Capacity: 16 divers on board
  • Length: 100 feet
  • Speed: 10 knots
  • Electricity: 110V
  • Diving Equipment: A large staging area, air compressor, tanks, weights and rental diving equipment

    Nitrox is available and that there is a large camera table and rinse tank for cameras.

  • Cabins: 8 double cabins with ocean view, air-conditioning, hot water, TV/DVD
  • Social Areas: Air-conditioned social areas. Covered back deck and sundeck
  • Crew: 7 crew members plus a naturalist diving instructor and a diving instructor assistant

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Itinerary 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Days aboard the M/V Humboldt Explorer generally involve a 6:30 a.m. dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30, lunch at 12:00, and an afternoon dive at dive at 2:00 p.m. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Under current National Parks guidelines, no night dives or land visits are allowed.

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

San Cristobal Departures
Monday San Cristobal
Guests fly to the Galapagos Islands from Mainland Ecuador, arriving in the islands mid-day. Guests are met at the airport and taken to the vessel. Boarding the vessel after 11:00 a.m., guests will depart for a short crossing to the a calm site for a check out dive and safety briefing. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.
6:30, 9:30, dives. Sightings include rays and sea lions. Depart for Northern Islands.
Wolf Island - Landslide, Shark Bay, Pinaculo
6:30, 10:30 and 2:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Night at anchor.
Wolf Island
6:30, 10:30 and 2:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads, red-lipped batfish, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, and silky sharks. Night at anchor. Crossing to Darwin Island.
Darwin Island
6:30, 10:30 and 2:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads,whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles and silky sharks.
Darwin Island
6:30, 10:30 and 2:00 dives. Sightings often include hammerheads,whale sharks, eagle rays, Galapagos sharks, turtles and silky sharks. Transit to Cousin's Rock.
Cousin's Rock
6:30 and possible 8:30 dives –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 hrs). In Santa Cruz visit the giant tortoises in the highlands, have an authentic Ecuadorian BBQ lunch, visit the town of Puerto Ayora and the Darwin Centre on your own.
Monday Baltra/San Cristobal
Breakfast; 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 1 p.m. flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Humboldt Explorer Deckplan

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During Peak Season: There will be a GROSS surcharge of US$ 200.00 per adult and US$ 130.00 per child.

8 Days / 7 Nights (Prices per person)
Off-peak season (January 15 - May 15)
Peak season (May 16 - January 14)


  • Accommodation onboard
  • All meals
  • Purified drinking water, coffee, tea
  • Certified National Park Guide/Dive instructor and assistant
  • All transfer in the Galapagos


  • Galapagos National Park Tax Fee: US$100
  • Ingala Tax: US$10
  • Flight to Galapagos
  • Personal diving equipment
  • Nitrox: US$150 per week
  • Fuel surcharge

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