Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

8 Days/7 Nights

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Humboldt Explorer Liveaboard

8 air-conditioned rooms

The Humboldt Explorer is a 32m (105ft) long liveaboard, a state of the art vessel which is the latest addition of the Explorer Ventures Fleet. Particularly built for the waters of the Galapagos, this vessel offers 7-night dive excursions from/to San Cristobal.

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  • A gray and white scalloped hammerhead shark in the dark blue sea. Photo: Ben Phillips

What’s On Offer

The 16-passenger Humboldt Explorer provides 8 air-conditioned rooms located on the main and lower decks; each has a private bathrooms, flat screen television and ocean view.
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.

Days aboard the M/V Humboldt Explorer generally involve a 6:30am dive followed by breakfast, a dive at 10:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, and afternoon dives at 2:00pm and 4:30 pm (When there are no long transits). Dinner is served at approximately 7:00 p.m. Under current National Parks guidelines, night dives and land visits are strictly regulated. The Humboldt Explorer must follow the schedule of islands and land tours as noted below.


  • 7 nights/ 8 days aboard vessel
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks – except for the last Sunday night meal that will be taken in a restaurant in Puerto Ayora at extra cost
  • 3-4 dives daily in the northern islands
  • Use of tanks, weights and belts
  • Drinking water, tea, coffee and beverages (excluding premium brands)
  • All transfers in Galapagos
  • Certified National Park Guide/ Dive instructor

Not Included:

  • Fights
  • Equipment – available for rent
  • Fuel Surcharge $150 payable on board
  • Nitrox: $150 payable on board
  • Tips


Length: 106 Ft
Year Built: Renovated 2010
Cruise Speed: 10 knots
Crew: 7
Passengers: 16

Sample Itinerary

Monday: Baltra – airport pickup & cruise briefings.
Tuesday: Baltra NE – 2 Dives 6:30 and 9:30
North Seymour land visit
Depart for Northern Islands. (16+ hour transit)
Wednesday: Wolf Island – 4 Dives 6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30 Possible night dive.
Thursday: Wolf Island – 2 Dives 6:30 and 9:30
Transit to Darwin Island – 2 Dives 2:00 and 4:30
Friday: Darwin Island – 4 Dives 6:30, 10:30, 2:00 and 4:30
Saturday: Wolf Island – 3 Dives 6:30, 9:00 and 11:00
Long transit to Cousin’s Rock (20+ hours)
Sunday: Cousin’s Rock (1-2 Dives)
6:30 and 9:30 (number of dives dependent on travel time from Wolf Island)
Santa Cruz – Highlands giant tortoises reserve & free time in Puerto Ayora. Dinner on your own in Puerto Ayora. Return to the Humboldt Explorer at 8:30pm.
Monday: Baltra
Depart the vessel by 9 am. Transfer back to the airport for flight back to Quito or Guayaquil.

Low Season

present date until June 30, 2024

$6,195 – shared cabins

High Season – Whaleshark season

July 1 – Dec 31, 2024

$6,295 – shared cabin

Deck Layout

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