Majestic Explorer

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The elegant & spacious 16-passenger liveaboard with 8 cabins featuring en-suite bathrooms, ocean views and air conditioning. M/V Majestic Explorer Galapagos features a dining area, lounge/entertainment area, bar, large dive deck and a jacuzzi.

The elegant & spacious 16-passenger M/V Majestic Explorer provides 8 air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; all of which have private bathrooms and ocean views. Six of the eight cabins have twin beds and all cabins can be converted to queen beds for couples. The yacht features partially covered sun deck with a jacuzzi 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.

Double & Twin Cabins

Majestic Explorer has 8 air-conditioned twin/queen staterooms, all ensuite with private bath and showers. Cabins are located on the main and lower decks with windows maximizing views of the Pacific Ocean. Six of the eight cabins have twin beds and all cabins can be converted to queen beds for couples.

  • Air conditioning
  • Twin beds
  • Queen size bed
  • Ensuite
  • Windows

Route Options

8 Days / 7 Nights (Approximately 20 dives in total) / Advanced Open Water - 100 minimum logged dives required.

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 Majestic Explorer.
Guests will board the vessel, have lunch and listen to the briefings. After the briefings, the guests will do a check out dive at Punta Carrion. After dinner the vessel will depart to the next scheduled destination.

Sunday:
Balta North (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 Western Islands. (long transit)

Monday:
Cabo Douglas (2 Dives) - Sightings include marine iguanas.
Transit to Punta Vicente Roca Punta Vicente Roca (2 Dives) - Sightings often include mola mola, turtles and macro life.
Depart for Northern Islands (long transit).

Tuesday:

Wolf Island (4 Dives) - 6:30, 10:30. 2:00 and 4:30 dives. Possible night dive.
Sightings often include hammerheads, whale shark (in season), eagle rays, sea lions, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.

Wednesday:
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

Thursday:
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)

Friday:
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.
Transfer to the town of Puerto Ayora.
Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora (not included).
Return to the Majestic Explorer at 8:30pm.

Saturday: Baltra - Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer to the airport.
The weather in the Galapagos has water temperatures ranging from 65 -75 degrees F from December through May and 60 – 70 (F) June through November. Water temperatures are at the higher end of the scale in both Darwin and Wolf. Air temperatures range from 75 (F) or higher in the rainy season (December-May) to the mid 60’s (F) during the dry season (June – November), with nearly constant sea breezes.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2013
Length & Width 117 ft (36 meters)
Length & Width 23 ft (7 meters)
Speed 10 knots
Engines Motor MTU Marino 450 hp
Guest Numbers 19
Number of Cabins 8
. 9
Communication & Navigation Systems Radar Radio VHF/DSC/SSB Satellite & mobile phones GPS
Safety Features Life Vests First Aid Kits Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers Crew trained in first aid Emergency Rafts Bilge pump alarm Oxygen Emergency flares
Dive Tenders & Zodiacs Rigid hull inflatables (2)
Full Equipment USD$250 per week (excl. computer)
Mask, Fins & Snorkel USD$50 per week
Wetsuits USD$75 per week (7mm)
Regulator USD$90 per week
BCD USD$90 per week
Dive Computer USD$100 per week

Available Experiences

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Wolf

Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

When divers approach Wolf island the boat will be surrounded by the big Pods of Dolphins that seem to be residents to the Island. Wolf is a very small island with high cliffs full of bird life such as red footed boobies, Great Frigate Birds, Swallow Tailed Gulls, Nazca Boobies & Terns. The underwater topography is either boulder slopes or walls that offer the most outstanding number of tropical fish of the Galapagos waters.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Darwin

Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

The Darwin dive site is the main attraction for divers. From July to December divers will encounters with the biggest fish of the ocean, the Whale shark. Large schools of hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, Manta rays, Blue spotted jacks, Rainbow runners, Streamer hogfish, Spotted Morays, Sea turtles, Hawksbill turtles, Bottle nose dolphins, Sailfish can also be seen here, making this site simply one of the best diving sites in the world.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m+

Cousins

Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

This Galapagos dive site is on the northwest side of Santiago Island; here divers will see a wall full of Galapagos ‘endemic’ species, black coral with lots of life on it, sleeping Green Sea Turtles and the biggest Sea Horse of the Pacific. Divers are likely to encounter small schools of Hammerhead Sharks, Eagle Rays and very often-Pacific Barracudas and playful Sea Lions together with Fur Seals.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Cabo Douglas

Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

Here you can expect to see Galapagos Penguins, Marine Iguanas, Flighless Cormorants, Sea Lions, Seahorse, Sea Turtles, Horn Sharks, Red Lipped Batfish, and occasional hammerhead sharks and white tip sharks. Also keep an eye out for chevron barracuda, snappers, yellow fin tuna, rainbow runners, and wahoo. There are also a lot of smaller fishes like creole fishes, parrot fishes, scrawled filefishes, pacific box fishes, and tiger snake eels.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 27

Punta Vincente Roca

Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands

Our coldest yet rapidly increasing favorite dive – steep, deep vertical wall covered in soft coral, sponges, and endemic black coral. Regular sightings of mola mola (oceanic sun fish,) sea horses, bullhead sharks, red lipped bat fish, various shrimp and many other marine invertebrates. Keep your eyes open for fly bys from the flightless cormorants, penguins and maybe even a marine iguana. Our after-dive panga ride offers great topside photo ops for penguins, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, sea lions, blue footed & nazca booby Birds, magnificent frigates and noddy terns.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 27
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
25 May 2019
1 Jun 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
1 Jun 2019
8 Jun 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £3081
8 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £3833
15 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
6 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
13 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
20 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
27 Jul 2019
3 Aug 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
3 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
10 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
17 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
24 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
31 Aug 2019
7 Sep 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
7 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
14 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
21 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
28 Sep 2019
5 Oct 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
12 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
19 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
26 Oct 2019
2 Nov 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
2 Nov 2019
9 Nov 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
9 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
16 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
23 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
30 Nov 2019
7 Dec 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
7 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
14 Dec 2019
21 Dec 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
21 Dec 2019
28 Dec 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
28 Dec 2019
4 Jan 2019
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
4 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
11 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
18 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
25 Jan 2020
1 Feb 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
1 Feb 2020
8 Feb 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
4 Apr 2020
11 Apr 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
11 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
18 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
25 Apr 2020
2 May 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
2 May 2020
9 May 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
9 May 2020
16 May 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
16 May 2020
23 May 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
23 May 2020
30 May 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
30 May 2020
6 Jun 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
6 Jun 2020
13 Jun 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
13 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
20 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
27 Jun 2020
4 Jul 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
4 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
11 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
18 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
25 Jul 2020
1 Aug 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
1 Aug 2020
8 Aug 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
8 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
15 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
22 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
29 Aug 2020
5 Sep 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
12 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
19 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
3 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
10 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
17 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
24 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
31 Oct 2020
7 Nov 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
7 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
14 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
21 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
28 Nov 2020
5 Dec 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
5 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
12 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
19 Dec 2020
26 Dec 2020
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
26 Dec 2020
2 Jan 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
2 Jan 2021
9 Jan 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
9 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
16 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
23 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
30 Jan 2021
6 Feb 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
6 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
13 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
20 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
27 Feb 2021
6 Mar 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
6 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
13 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
27 Mar 2021
3 Apr 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
3 Apr 2021
10 Apr 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
10 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
1 May 2021
8 May 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
8 May 2021
15 May 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
15 May 2021
22 May 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
22 May 2021
29 May 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
29 May 2021
5 Jun 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
5 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
12 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
19 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
26 Jun 2021
8 Jul 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4736
3 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
17 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
31 Jul 2021
7 Aug 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
7 Aug 2021
14 Aug 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
14 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
21 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
28 Aug 2021
4 Sep 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
4 Sep 2021
11 Sep 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
11 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
18 Sep 2021
25 Sep 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
25 Sep 2021
2 Oct 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
2 Oct 2021
9 Oct 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
9 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
16 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
23 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
30 Oct 2021
6 Nov 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
6 Nov 2021
13 Nov 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
13 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
20 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
27 Nov 2021
4 Dec 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
4 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
11 Dec 2021
18 Dec 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
18 Dec 2021
25 Dec 2021
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
25 Dec 2021
1 Jan 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4886
1 Jan 2022
8 Jan 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585
6 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Double & Twin Cabins £4585