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Humboldt Explorer

Dive the Galapagos Islands in style.

Your underwater adventures in the Galapagos will encompass everything from sharks to nudibranchs, and more. The Humboldt Explorer offers a fantastic diving experience. Unforgettable adventure guaranteed!

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 freshwater 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.

Double with En-Suite

The Main Deck features two guest cabins which can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. They have ample storage and provides guests with an ocean view.

  • Private ensuite
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Ocean view

Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin

There are 6 cabins on the lower deck, most of which can be converted to either one queen bed or two twin beds. They have ample storage and a window.

  • Beds to sleep two people
  • Ensuite with private shower
  • Flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning

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 2010
Guest Numbers 16
Beam 21.3 ft (6.5 meters)
Length overall 111.5 ft (34 meters)
Engines Detroit diesel 6V92, 350 hp
Generators 2 x perkins 73kw
Number of Cabins 8 air conditioned double cabins
Communication & Navigation Systems 48 mile radar with proximity alarms, autopilot, global positioning system, digital depth sounder with alarm, digital bottom recorder, computerized chart system with GPS link, satellite phone with data link, cellular phone, SSB radiotelephone and VHF radio
Salon & Dining Area Large dining area with bar
Entertainment TV/DVD media centre
Air Compressors 1 x air compressor
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rental available onboard
Emergency Equipment Medic First Aid Kit and oxygen system available onboard
Dive deck 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.
Mask & Snorkel $25 per week
BCD $90 per week
Dive Computer $100 per week
Full Body Wetsuit 7mm - $75 per week
Regulator Package With gauges, octopus and inflator - $90 per week
Full Scuba Package BCD, Regulator, Console, wetsuit (does not include computer) - $250 per week
Equipment Rental The equipment rental prices listed above are per person based on 7 night charters. We will need to pre-book the equipment for you at the time of booking but payment is aboard by cash

Available Experiences

ITINERARIES AVAILABLE IN THIS DESTINATION

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Humboldt Explorer

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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
5 Sep 2022
12 Sep 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
12 Sep 2022
19 Sep 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
3 Oct 2022
10 Oct 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
17 Oct 2022
24 Oct 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
24 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
31 Oct 2022
7 Nov 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
7 Nov 2022
14 Nov 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
14 Nov 2022
21 Nov 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
21 Nov 2022
28 Nov 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
5 Dec 2022
12 Dec 2022
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4156
27 Feb 2023
6 Mar 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
6 Mar 2023
13 Mar 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
13 Mar 2023
20 Mar 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
3 Apr 2023
10 Apr 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
17 Apr 2023
24 Apr 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
1 May 2023
8 May 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
8 May 2023
15 May 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
15 May 2023
22 May 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
22 May 2023
29 May 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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5 Jun 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
3 Jul 2023
10 Jul 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
10 Jul 2023
17 Jul 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
17 Jul 2023
24 Jul 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
7 Aug 2023
14 Aug 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
14 Aug 2023
21 Aug 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
21 Aug 2023
28 Aug 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
28 Aug 2023
4 Sep 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
18 Sep 2023
25 Sep 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
25 Sep 2023
2 Oct 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
2 Oct 2023
9 Oct 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
16 Oct 2023
23 Oct 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
23 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
30 Oct 2023
6 Nov 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
20 Nov 2023
27 Nov 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
27 Nov 2023
4 Dec 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
4 Dec 2023
11 Dec 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
11 Dec 2023
18 Dec 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
18 Dec 2023
25 Dec 2023
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
25 Dec 2023
1 Jan 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
1 Jan 2024
8 Jan 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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15 Jan 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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22 Jan 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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29 Jan 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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5 Feb 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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12 Feb 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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19 Feb 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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26 Feb 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
26 Feb 2024
4 Mar 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
4 Mar 2024
11 Mar 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
11 Mar 2024
18 Mar 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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25 Mar 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
25 Mar 2024
1 Apr 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
1 Apr 2024
8 Apr 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
8 Apr 2024
15 Apr 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
22 Apr 2024
29 Apr 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
29 Apr 2024
6 May 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
6 May 2024
13 May 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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20 May 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
20 May 2024
27 May 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
3 Jun 2024
10 Jun 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
10 Jun 2024
17 Jun 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
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24 Jun 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
24 Jun 2024
1 Jul 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £4956
1 Jul 2024
8 Jul 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
8 Jul 2024
15 Jul 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
15 Jul 2024
22 Jul 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
29 Jul 2024
5 Aug 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
5 Aug 2024
12 Aug 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
12 Aug 2024
19 Aug 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
19 Aug 2024
26 Aug 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
26 Aug 2024
2 Sep 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
2 Sep 2024
9 Sep 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
9 Sep 2024
16 Sep 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
16 Sep 2024
23 Sep 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
23 Sep 2024
30 Sep 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
7 Oct 2024
14 Oct 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
14 Oct 2024
21 Oct 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
21 Oct 2024
28 Oct 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
28 Oct 2024
4 Nov 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
4 Nov 2024
11 Nov 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
11 Nov 2024
18 Nov 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
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25 Nov 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
25 Nov 2024
2 Dec 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
2 Dec 2024
9 Dec 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
9 Dec 2024
16 Dec 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
16 Dec 2024
23 Dec 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
23 Dec 2024
30 Dec 2024
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
30 Dec 2024
6 Jan 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
3 Mar 2025
10 Mar 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
10 Mar 2025
17 Mar 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
17 Mar 2025
24 Mar 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
24 Mar 2025
31 Mar 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
31 Mar 2025
7 Apr 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
7 Apr 2025
14 Apr 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
14 Apr 2025
21 Apr 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
21 Apr 2025
28 Apr 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
5 May 2025
12 May 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
19 May 2025
26 May 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
26 May 2025
2 Jun 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
2 Jun 2025
9 Jun 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
9 Jun 2025
16 Jun 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
16 Jun 2025
23 Jun 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
23 Jun 2025
30 Jun 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036
7 Jul 2025
14 Jul 2025
7 Nights Dive the Galapagos Islands Lower Deck Double/Twin Cabin £5036